January 25th, 2013

This is often the first
question we are asked by clients who have been informed of a right to a Spanish
inheritance – but are leading a busy life elsewhere in the world. The short
answer is: ‘it is not necessary to be personally present in Spain, provided
that you have a reliable and trusted legal representative in Spain’.

We have agreed form
documentation for signature with Public Notaries throughout the UK and all 3
Spanish Consulate offices in the UK (and also with the Spanish Consulate
offices; and with public Notaries in numerous other countries), which enables
the legal procedures to be securely and professionally conducted in Spain on
behalf of our clients. This avoids the requirement for our clients to be
physically present in Spain.

This form of
representation also enables all other dealings with Spanish properties (eg.
sales and purchases) to be conducted for clients who are unable to be in Spain
for the duration of the transactional process.