Coming to see us for the first time?
The notary’s office is a public office which is managed by the Notary. Our team, supervised by the Notary, can advise you about all matters. After this, if necessary, the Notary will see you. The Notary will always attend to you while you sign your deed.
The Notary’s office is a public office, headed by the Notary Public. Under his supervision, our team can inform you on any matter, after which the Notary Public will attend you if necessary. The Notary Public always attends the signing of a deed.
When you come along to sign the deed, everything should already be ready. You will already have been provided with a draft and our team will be available to you. Our office is not a business centre and it is only used for signing the deed and any unexpected matters that come to light during the signing process.
On the day you sign...
Yes. You need to bring an original, valid photo ID (National Identity Card from any EU country, passport, Spanish residency card… Driving licences and non-EU national identity cards are not acceptable).
If you are not Spanish you need an NIE for all financial transactions.
No. Just bring your own identity document. When you come in to sign you must bring the original power of attorney (with the Notary’s signature and stamp). A photocopy will not suffice. Please check with us in advance to ensure that the power of attorney is sufficient.
Unless you are specifically authorised in the power of attorney, you must bring the Foreign/Alien Residency Permit Number (NIE) of the person you represent for all matters with tax implications.
All the parties involved must appear before the notary at the same time. There are other alternatives but they are more costly and are not always possible.
You need to understand what the Notary is explaining, so if you don’t speak Spanish you will need an interpreter to help you while you are signing. If you let us know, we can put you in touch with an independent interpreter.
The notary must ensure that those who require their services have legal capacity.
No, the person to whom you are granting the power of attorney does not need to attend. All you need are your representative’s details.
Powers of attorney are extinguished when they are revoked, on the death of the person granting them or the representative, or when the principal becomes incapable (with the exception of preventive powers of attorney).
The separate property regime does not apply to all marriages that take place in the Community of Valencia. Ask us and we will explain.
Yes. Always bring along the company’s original documents (not photocopies or non-certified copies), the articles of association, valid powers of attorney and the beneficial ownership document.
Generally speaking, each person should make a separate will.
No, wills only takes effect on the death of the testator.
Yes. You can change your will at any time, but you must do it at the Notary Public. Only the most recent will is valid.
No, but you can make provision for this in your will, specifying who you want to take care of them.
There are certain limits that must be observed with regard to children, your spouse and other people.
This is not always possible. You must have legal grounds.
Yes, the will is the key to the legacy and is executed when the deed of acceptance and participation in the legacy is distributed.
No. We can process the will for you and there is no need to go elsewhere. Just bring us the death certificate so we can start the process.
No. The fiscal costs are the same. A declaration of heirs is needed that determines the legal heirs, to formalise the inheritance deed.
Usually. However, some additional steps may be required.
Make provision for illness or incapacity
Choose the person you want to take decisions for you and deal with doctors in an advance directive or a living will.
Grant an advance/preventive power of attorney so that your assets are not frozen.
You can designate a person to represent you in a notarised document.
The real price agreed must appear in the deed. There is a minimum tax value.
The transaction will be inspected and you will be subject to surcharges and penalties.
Paying off the mortgage
Doctuments certified by a notary
You need not take any copies. We will handle this for you.
No. Not all documents are eligible for notarisation. They must not contain criminal elements and, in certain cases, they must comply with tax requirements.
Notarised acts and new technologies
No, the Notary checks the photographs as they are taken, which is why we take the photographs here?
By obtaining a notarial certificate you can use as proof.
By obtaining a notarial certificate you can use as proof.
The notary and fees
You have a right to choose whichever Public Notary you want. Exercise that right.
No. Notary fees are specified by Law. All Notaries charge the same fees.
Although there are some standard documents, we need to know the specifics of your case before we can give you an estimate.
You will already have received an estimate and this amount is payable at the moment you sign. We accept credit cards but we do not accept personal cheques. We do not finance deeds or allow payment in instalments. Before you leave the notary’s office, make sure you understand the estimate and the details of any payments you have made to us.
Once you have signed the deed, we will settle the taxes. You will need to provide us with funds to do this in advance.
No. You have to do this yourself.
Yes. We will take care of legalising the deed or the apostile.
This is in the pipeline, but notaries do not currently perform marriage ceremonies.
Living together and being married are not the same thing.
There are some small differences you should be aware of.
No. You should go to a Civil Registry to change your nationality.