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Property Management Services:

Our Property Management service is designed to take the headache away from remote property ownership. We provide a tailored approach to Property Management since everyone has different requirements. Our general services include:

  • Monthly/twice monthly inspection of your property
  • Organising or overseeing of any resulting maintenance work
  • Key holding
  • Cleaning services
  • Gardening and Pool maintenance
  • Reform / repair / construction quotations and management of work
  • Welcome shopping packs
  • Monitoring of owners local post
  • Payment of utility bills and staff
  • Collection of rent and deposits
  • Babysitting
  • Private staff - cook, waiters etc
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Golf reservations
  • Car hire
  • Hotel reservations
  • Yacht hire
  • Yacht maintenance
  • Recommendations for restaurants, services etc
If you would like a quote for managing your property please contact us.


After Sale Services:

Once you take possession of your property we can assist with the following services:

  • Utilities connection
  • Satellite connection
  • Painting and decorating
  • Minor and major repairs and reforms
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Home and contents insurance
  • Alarm connection
  • Snagging
  • Cleaning services
  • Locksmiths
  • Floor sealing and polishing
  • Removals


Translation:

Our staff is fully skilled in Spanish, English, Swedish and Norwegian, which enables us to offer a full range of translation services to help you through and purchase, rental, local taxes, and a long etc, processes

Visit the Costa del Sol:

If you have decided you whant to have a look on what the Costa del sol has to offer you, Ideal Properties can help you organize your flights and accomodations, so you do not need to worry about anything exept finding the perfect location.

Buyers Guide:

Once you have decided to purchase a property, the process will follow these steps:

1.Deposit Contract: This consists of putting down a deposit with the vendor us, representing a small part of the purchase price, in order to confirm that you are interested and the vendor to withdraw the property from the market. I At this stage it is fundamental that you check that all is in order, that the property is free of all hidden charges and legal impediments, in order to transfer the property on the agreed terms. The deposit will be considered part of the purchase price in case you finally buy the house and it should be refundable subject to agreed conditions with the vendor.


2.Private Sales Contract: Once the legal situation of the vendor and the property is validated, the private contract will clearly state the identity of both parties, the description of the property, the conditions of the transfer, the price and its form of payment, the date of the signing of the public deed and the form into which the expenses and taxes from the sale of the property will be divided. From this moment onwards, the “sales contract” is legally binding for both parties.


3.Public Deed: To be considered the sale complete and for the new ownership of the property to be inscribed in the Property Registry, you need to obtain the registered title deed (“Escritura Pública”). This document is signed by the vendor and the buyer in the presence of a Spanish Notary who testifies the identity of the parties and sets out the principles of the sales agreement, including the description of the property, the price and form of payment.


4.Registering in the Property Registry. Once the corresponding taxes have been paid, the public deed will be registered in the Property Registry to make the sale public and thus completing the entire purchase process. From then on, only the buyer will be able to sell or encumber the property.

Due to make sure that all legal issues are properly taken care off in the right way, you should be assisted through the whole process by a Spanish registered lawyer.

Vendors Guide:

Advice for Sellers: If you intend to sell your property, you will incur in the following taxes:

Taxes and Expenses:

Capital Gains Tax if you have made a profit after expenses (technically this is an income tax).
Plus Valia – Municipal Tax on increase in land value (very complicated to work out, and depends on lots of factors)
Notary Fees
Legal Fees
Agency Fees

Preparing your property for sale:

•It is recommendable that the property is clean and tidy
•Make sure that any minor repairs have been carried out prior to putting your property on the market
•Keep kitchen surfaces clear and make sure your oven is spotless!
•If you have a pet ensure it is kept under control and preferably out of sight.
•If you using an agent leave the selling to the agent
•Make sure your property is fully compliant with the new law Decree 218. Ensure you have copies of your Nota Simple, Title Deed, latest IBI receipt, details of your community fees and proof you have paid them
•Prospective buyers will appreciate if you provide them with an estimate of your annual running costs


Advice for Landlords/Tenants:

Tips for Landlords:

• Make sure the property is clean and presentable and everything is in working order, renting is no different than selling, first impressions are often final impressions

• Whether the property is unfurnished or furnished draw up a complete inventory of contents and make sure it is signed by both parties at the contract stage

• In addition to the above state clearly what services are offered such as telephone, satellite TV and Internet connections

• Decide in advance whether you would like utility bills held in your name or the tenants. Ensure you take meter readings on the day the tenant moves in
• Decide on a good and trustworthy management company in advance to handle any problems or issues relating to your property. Tenants given a good service from the beginning tend to stay longer

• If your property is part of a community make sure your community fees are paid and up to date. A tenant who is suddenly refused entry to the indoor pool because you have not paid community fees will not be happy

• Ensure your contract with the tenant has been devised, or at the very least checked by your lawyer and that it is in Spanish

• If your property is brand new make sure your utilities have been connected (unless you agree with the tenant for them to do this) and that the property has been snagged by an expert

• Ask for copies of at least 2 references from the tenant

• Consider taking out insurance against the worst case scenario of a tenant not paying their rent

• Request payment by direct debit, it makes life easier for both parties


Tips for Tenants:


• Ask for the property to be cleaned prior to your moving date and check that all appliances are in working order

• Check the inventory before signing that it is correct

• Check what services are offered such as telephone, satellite TV and Internet connections

• Ensure you know who to call should you have a problem

• Ensure basic utilities have been connected and check whether the bills will be in your name or the landlords. If the bill is under your name check whether it is your responsibility to contact the respective utility provider for connection

• If the property is part of a community ask for confirmation that the fees have been paid

• Ensure the contract is checked by your lawyer

• Request payment by direct debit, it makes life easier for both parties

Alarm and Security:

In order to give you peace of mind, Ideal Properties helps you providing a full range of alarm installation, ranging from a basic home alarm with movement sensors up to a fully home intelligent system. If you want to feel safe when you are leaving your home or when you are in it, do not hesitate in consulting us, we will help you in protecting your properties