Inheritance & Wills
For those who are inheriting the Spanish assets of a deceased person, we can:
- Obtain copies of the Death Certificate.
- Request the Will Certificate information from the Central Registry of Wills in Madrid (Últimas Voluntades).
- Obtain the signed will from the Notary Public, or — in those cases where there is no signed will — the Statement of Estate Heirs (Declaración de Herederos).
- Arrange the Acceptance of the Inheritance.
- Act as executors of the will according to its stated provisions, or, where there is no will, to the desires of the inheritors.
- arrange payment of the applicable Inheritance Tax.
- Inscribe the new owners of any inherited estate at the Land Registry.
- Persons interested in relocating to Spain or simply purchasing a property in Spain should be aware that Spanish inheritance law differs significantly from its British equivalent.
- In order to facilitate proper execution of one’s final wishes, it is advisable to draw up a Spanish will.
- We can draft the will document according to your explicit instructions and arrange for it to be authorised by a Notary Public in the UK. There is no need to appear before a Notary Public in Spain, unless you want to sign it while you are in Spain.