Short selling

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    • #56197
      Anonymous
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      Is there any laws in spain to stop people righting down the selling price of their property and doing a deal in sterling at home,thus avoiding the obvious.

    • #103999
      Anonymous
      Participant

      There are lots of laws in Spain but they are only for the archives & the lawyers offices.
      The deal can be done anywhere. You still have to have it notarised & have it transfered into your name. A value has to be placed on the transfer.

    • #104000
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Do you mean a beliveable price ?.

    • #104001
      katy
      Blocked

      We paid part sterling for a house but the seller still had to pay the (then) 5% retention and we as buyers pay the normal transfer taxes.

    • #104009
      Anonymous
      Participant

      But that figure is based on the aggreed selling figure isn’t it ?

    • #104011
      logan
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      Of course their are laws but that does not mean it’s impossible. It used to be common practice both in Spain and France. There was always a small room set aside in the notary’s office for the counting of the cash paid ‘sous la table’.
      The difficulty is it requires the agreement, trust and co-operation of all parties involved.
      Recently the Hacidenda have been cracking down. An unconvincing low ‘paper’ selling price may well attract attention.
      I would not advise doing it in today’s climate.

    • #104013
      peterhun
      Participant

      But that figure is based on the aggreed selling figure isn’t it ?

      you will be taxed on the official price regardless of what you claim to be the selling price.

    • #104017
      Inez
      Participant

      Garry – whatever is the official selling price of the property on the purchase contract will attract the 3% retention for non residents. If you have a private deal in sterling then you have to trust the buyer will pay it and it is illegal to do. A way around it is to have a figure for fixtures and fittings and that can be part of the sale in a separated part not attracting the 3%. However, selling a property for 50k with a furniture pack of 100k will raise eyebrows!

    • #104019
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Not, if you have Goya, Valasquez as part of the listed fixture & fittings.

    • #104195
      Inez
      Participant

      I wasnt specifically mentioning you Shakeel 🙂

    • #104021
      Inez
      Participant

      I wasnt specifically mentioning you Shakeel 🙂

    • #104197
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Inez, now how did I not get that impression !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    • #104022
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Inez, now how did I not get that impression !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    • #104252
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Don’t forget also that if you do a to good deal they will tax you on whatever they think the property is worth. Had it happen to several of my customers when I worked as an agent that they the next year got a letter stating that the property was to cheaply bought and now they have to pay compensation to the state. I’m 100% sure these people didn’t try to make side deals since some of them where friends of mine. This is something that needs to be taken into account when you buy distressed homes at the moment.

    • #104052
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Don’t forget also that if you do a to good deal they will tax you on whatever they think the property is worth. Had it happen to several of my customers when I worked as an agent that they the next year got a letter stating that the property was to cheaply bought and now they have to pay compensation to the state. I’m 100% sure these people didn’t try to make side deals since some of them where friends of mine. This is something that needs to be taken into account when you buy distressed homes at the moment.

    • #104253
      logan
      Participant

      The title of this thread is a bit misleading. Real short selling is defined here:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_(finance)
      Shorting is a topical subject right now since governments in trouble, such as Spain blame short selling for many of their problems.
      Derivative shorting of mortgage backed securities on Wall Street did cause many of the worlds current economic problems.

    • #104053
      logan
      Participant

      The title of this thread is a bit misleading. Real short selling is defined here:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_(finance)
      Shorting is a topical subject right now since governments in trouble, such as Spain blame short selling for many of their problems.
      Derivative shorting of mortgage backed securities on Wall Street did cause many of the worlds current economic problems.

    • #104261
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Sorry my terminology is wrong but seemed like the best way to describe what i was thinking.

    • #104061
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Sorry my terminology is wrong but seemed like the best way to describe what i was thinking.

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