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By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers
12th of February 2020
Spain has one more year pulverized its own records; for the fifth year in a row rental prices climbed 5.1% YOY. But that’s not all, the price per rented square metre has reached unprecedented levels since 2007! Source: El Mundo daily. Given how rental yields have soared year-on-year across the board over the past five years, this has translated into a 50% increase, which is quite substantial. The average annual rental yield in Spain equates to 5% of a property’s value.
As we published back in October 2019 (8 Tips for Buy-To-Let Success), Buy-To-Let in Spain has proven a hugely successful investment for savvy investors. Scores of landlords make large amounts every tax quarter. You can realistically expect to rent out nine months a year in Spain as a holiday rental, with huge landlord tax breaks of 70%, or more, on (rental) income tax. This lenient tax relief also extends to non-resident landlords.
The rental money can be used to offset overheads and maintenance expenses, including mortgage repayments. No other investment is giving a 5% yield/year safely.
But that’s not all, it only gets better!
Besides soaring rental yields, you also need to factor in the capital appreciation of property (the increase in value of real estate over time). Properties in Spain have seen their value increase over the previous five years at an average rate of 5% pa. Source: Moody’s.
Pro-tip: When you combine both soaring rental yields and capital appreciation, you reach the conclusion that Spanish real estate is giving a safe two-digit return year on year. In plain English, that’s over a 10% yield every year safely. This is ideal for retirees who are afraid of sharp stock market fluctuations and seek a save investment in bricks for their pension pot.
At Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers we can represent you buying properties and dealing with their non-resident taxation. We can also put you in touch with other reputed professionals that will assist you to choose and make the most out of your property portfolio, maximizing your ROI.
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Legal services Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers can offer you
- Conveyancing – Buying
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- Non-Resident Income Tax (Fiscal Representation)
- Holiday Rentals Accounting Service (HRAS)
- Renting in Spain: Top Ten Mistakes – 8th of June 2011
- Let-to-Buy in Spain: The Smart Choice – 8th of April 2012
- Letting in Spain: The Safe Way – 10th of October 2012
- New Measures to Bolster Spain’s Ailing Rental Market – 8th of July 2013
- Tenant Eviction in Spain – 8th of June 2014
- Holiday Rental Laws in Spain – 8th of March 2015
- Urban Rental Law in Spain – Spain’s Tenancy Act – 8th May 2016
- Renting in Spain – Landlord’s Taxation – 8th of January 2017
- Holiday Home Taxation in Spain – 8th of July 2017
- Seasonal lets: an alternative to holiday home rentals – 8th of October 2017
- 7 illegal clauses in Spanish rental contracts – 8th January 2018
- Distinction between long-term and seasonal contracts – 21st February 2018
- Save 70% on your landlord tax bill – 8th March 2019
- Spain’s new rental laws in 2019 – 8th March 2019
- 8 Tips for Buy-To-Let Success in Spain – 21st October 2019
- Of Palm Trees and Plumbing – 11th November 2019
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