There are a wide range of mortgage products available in Spain. Mortgages are sold directly by the lenders, banks or through mortgage brokers. It is very important to research the market, to ensure you find the best deal that suits your requirements. Many lenders issue mortgage offers in English which comply fully with the Spanish legal system.
What documents will the bank ask for?
What are the main types of mortgage in Spain?
What is the typical length of a Spanish mortgage?
How much can I borrow?
Are there additional costs when obtaining a Spanish mortgage?
Property Valuation Fee: Before granting a mortgage, a Spanish lender will require the property to be valued by one of their own appointed appraisers. The buyer is responsible for this fee.
Mortgage Opening Fee: Many lenders charge a fixed fee of around 1% for setting up the mortgage.
Mortgage Insurance: It is a legal requirement of Spanish mortgages that you obtain general house and contents insurance. Depending on your circumstances, you might also consider life and mortgage insurance.
Mortgage Early Cancellation Fee: Buyers should be aware of this as it varies between lenders.
Mortgage Notary Fee: If a Spanish house is to have a mortgage registered against it, this must be declared before a Notary. The Notary will charge for this.
Spanish Stamp Duty: (known as AJD) is a tax on mortgages which is paid to the government. It is calculated as a percentage of the mortgage.
Deed Arrangement Fee: The lender employs a gestoria to arrange for the deeds to be correctly registered at the Land Registry. The buyer is responsible for the gestoria's fee.
Land Registry Fee: Following completion the buyer will incur the land registry fee for completing the Registration.
Use our expenses calculator to estimate the costs involved in your purchase, as well as when you will need to pay them.
The buyer should consider the above carefully when budgeting to purchase a property. The buyer should make sure they can get approved for a mortgage before putting a down payment on the property. Since 2007, banks are much more stringent as to who they will approve, especially to a foreigner without a regular payslip.