Land registry, Nota Simple
So whats a Nota Simple, and who needs it?
If your a buyer or a seller, a nota simple (simple note), is a document issued by the Spanish land registry which states the following information about the property;
Land registry where the property is actually registered.
Details of the property, to make sure the property is registered.
Owner of the property, to make sure the owners name matches the person selling the property to you.
Financial state, whether there is an outstanding mortgage or not, and the amount outstanding.
And the most important of all, if there are any debts and charges.
I am a buyer.
If you are looking to buy a property, with the address, gps co-ordinates, catastral reference, the council tax number, or just the owners Spanish ID number and name, we can order online and get you all the information in 24 hours.
Although the document is issued by the land registry in Spanish, included in our fee is that we can translate exactly what it says if needed.
This is a good way to make sure the property is legal, debt free and registered before signing any contract and paying a deposit.
I am a seller.
If you are selling your property, the buyer, or the lawyer or legal person who is looking after the purchase will request the nota simple, to check that all is correct, including your details, that all is registered and the financial state of the property.
I have a family member who has died.
If you have a family member who has died in Spain, you can order a different type of nota simple that can tell you exactly what properties this family member owned when he or she died.
Please contact us should you need a nota simple, there is no need to pay online, we will order the document from the land registry, and you can either collect the document from our office and pay, or we can send to you by next day courier, cash on delivery.