Risk of buyer occupying a property prior to signing the escritura Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Property Questions & Answers › Risk of buyer occupying a property prior to signing the escritura Tagged: Legal This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Barbara Ingenbleek, Euro Economics 2 years, 5 months ago. Author Posts May 16, 2016 at 11:48 pm #190889 TerodleParticipant In the UK it is advised not to let buyers stay in a property before the sale is completed because of the risks of taking posession and/or insurance issues if damage occures. Is that the same view in Spain? May 20, 2016 at 7:24 pm #190952 Mark StücklinKeymaster YES!!! And more so. It takes longer and costs more to evict people from a property in Spain, or do anything in court. If you wouldn’t advise it in the UK, don’t go near it here. May 22, 2016 at 11:41 am #190963 Barbara Ingenbleek, Euro EconomicsParticipant You cannot say YES or No. It depends on the circumstances, the agreements made and the guarantees given. Author Posts The forum ‘Property Questions & Answers’ is closed to new topics and replies.