Spanish Property Forced Sale

The service

GB Abogados have a wealth of expertise in all manner of property related issues.

The issues of forcing the sale of a jointly owned property comes about if there is a serious dispute, difference or opinion or if one party wishes to sell and the other does not.

If any of these circumstances apply, then once the cooperative phase of negotiations has been exhausted, it is necessary to proceed to operate to force the sale of the property.

Santa Cruz, Sevilla

Who can it help?

Whilst it is most common that a property is either owned by an individual or couple, in recent years it has become increasingly popular for two couples or friends to purchase a holiday home together.

Obviously circumstances change over time, and it may be that one party wishes to sell and the other does not.

GB Abogados have assisted many clients in this situation.

Under Spanish law it is possible to force the sale of jointly owned property.

Often one party refuses to sell due to wishing to continue to use the property.

The reluctant party may be open to negotiation once a solicitor has been appointed and formal communication made.

The process

The first step is to contact us.

We will discuss your situation and provide advice and a solution to your problem.

GB Abogados would initially attempt to mediate in order to avoid the time and expense of court action.

In the majority of situations the involvement of a solicitor helps the situation.

However, if this is not the case and the co-owner remains uncooperative, then court action is the next step.

Taking the other party to court will incur costs; court fees, procurator fees and legal fees.

It is typically the case that that you would be awarded costs by the court and would therefore be reimbursed following successful action.

Once the court has ruled in favour of a sale, the property proceeds to be sold.

Equally, GB Abogados are able to assist clients who are being pressurised to sell a property by co-owners.

We can often mediate to reach amicable terms for the sale of the property, perhaps to give more time to enable alternative arrangements for accommodation to be found etc..

How we can help?

GB Abogados benefit from a team of English speaking solicitors who have a great deal of experience with property related problems.

Our solicitors can manage the situation to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome with the least amount of stress.

If you would like to discuss your situation, please contact one of our English speaking solicitors today.

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