Change of Name / Sale of property

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    • #51079

      My partner owns a house in Spain and is changing his surname by deed poll, do you know whether he would encounter any problems if he came to sell the property?

      Many thanks

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      Dear Nicola,

      The change of surname can be a problem if you can’t proof it properly before the Notario ( notary public ) when you come to sell the property.

      I would advice you to keep the old passport (if possible) with you to show it to the notary together with the new one, but furthermore you should get a certificate from the authorities of your country who were in charge of the change of name ,estating more or less that who was named Mr. …….is now named Mr………. This document has to be officialy translated into spanish and apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make it valid abroad.

      I hope this information helps, and excuse my english !

      Jose Maria Sánchez Alfonso
      Abogado / Lawyer
      Costa del Sol, Málaga

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