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  • #51336
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    We are in the process of selling an apartment in Spain. The property is in my name (Mrs.). I am unable to go to Spain for the sale.

    Is there a way someone else could sign at the sale for me, either my husband who can go, or an official person in Spain and what are the formalities involved?

    Any guidance would be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Soleil

  • #59714
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    You will need to grant power of attorney to someone who can act on your behalf, your husband or a good lawyer in the area of the property should do. If you trust your husband, that is.

  • #59514
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    You will need to grant power of attorney to someone who can act on your behalf, your husband or a good lawyer in the area of the property should do. If you trust your husband, that is.

  • #59715
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    Hi there Soleil

    If you are the signatory then you need to sign a power of attorney (PODER). Ideally this should be done in front of the notary who will be there for the eventual signing. This also assumes you can get to Spain at some time

    However if you cannot get to Spain then you need to go to a lawyer in the UK who can provide a notarised Spanish Document – there are a few and mostly they are around the London area. Contact the Spanish Consulate who will be able to put you in touch with someone authorised to noptarise documents in Spanish – info at
    Spanish Embassy
    Consulate Section
    20 Draycott Place
    London SW3 2RZ
    Tel: 020 7589 8989
    Fax: 020 7581 7888

    Try some of these websites for further assistance

    http://www.lifelinelanguageservices.co.uk/LLS_Private.htm
    http://www.mmlawyers.co.uk/services.html#international

    Note I make no recommendations but you can use these as a starting point assuming you cannot get to Spain at all.

    If you can then just go to the notary and arrange a “Poder” I dont believe you even need the person with you

    It usually takes about one day for them to organise (you go in one day and tell them what you want POA for then go the next day to sign it)

    Regards

    Vince

  • #59515
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    Hi there Soleil

    If you are the signatory then you need to sign a power of attorney (PODER). Ideally this should be done in front of the notary who will be there for the eventual signing. This also assumes you can get to Spain at some time

    However if you cannot get to Spain then you need to go to a lawyer in the UK who can provide a notarised Spanish Document – there are a few and mostly they are around the London area. Contact the Spanish Consulate who will be able to put you in touch with someone authorised to noptarise documents in Spanish – info at
    Spanish Embassy
    Consulate Section
    20 Draycott Place
    London SW3 2RZ
    Tel: 020 7589 8989
    Fax: 020 7581 7888

    Try some of these websites for further assistance

    http://www.lifelinelanguageservices.co.uk/LLS_Private.htm
    http://www.mmlawyers.co.uk/services.html#international

    Note I make no recommendations but you can use these as a starting point assuming you cannot get to Spain at all.

    If you can then just go to the notary and arrange a “Poder” I dont believe you even need the person with you

    It usually takes about one day for them to organise (you go in one day and tell them what you want POA for then go the next day to sign it)

    Regards

    Vince

  • #59716
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    Thank you very much for your prompt replies.

    Yes, I do trust my husband, that’s not a problem. It was just enabling someone else to sign in my place.

    I should have said before, we live in France, so perhaps I should contact the embassy here.

    Soleil

  • #59516
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    Thank you very much for your prompt replies.

    Yes, I do trust my husband, that’s not a problem. It was just enabling someone else to sign in my place.

    I should have said before, we live in France, so perhaps I should contact the embassy here.

    Soleil

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