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Lawyers in Benissa. English, French, Dutch, German and Russian speaking


Property and Real Estate law, Construction,  Intal. Inheritance, Tax, Civil Law, Corporate and Inmigration


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With more than 15 years of experience, we have solved more than 2000 cases.

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Our entire team speaks English, including lawyers, solicitors and tax advisors.


Juan Carlo sMarhuenda founder of tLA , and logos from College of lawyers in Spain,
marko bilic
marko bilic
07:50 21 Oct 22
We came across TLA... when browsing for law firms to help us with a property purchase from abroad. We were especially pleased by their responsiveness and calming attitude throughout this otherwise stressful process. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for lawyer services in Valencia. Thank you Lucia and your team, you are amazing.Tadeja & Markoread more
13:24 14 Oct 22
Being Dutch I just... bought an apartment in Spain and the TLA team did a great job. I was a bit nervous to start this venture but fortunately TLA was recommended to me. They made sure all the legal stuff was covered and all the details filled in. They are very proactive in communicating everything to me. I would certainly recommend TLA to anyone who wants to buy a home in Spain. Thanks TLA more
Isabel Hosford
Isabel Hosford
08:21 06 Sep 22
On the advice of my... brother and his wife who used the firm to buy theirProperty three years ago we just completed purchase of house through LUCIA and her team. JOHANA and AOLINI. Very patient, extremely thorough and helpful to us who had no clue as to the complex procedure of buying a house in Spain. They made the whole process understandable and unfailing answered my often stupid questions in a helpful manner. Would thoroughly recommend this more
Anthony Larkins
Anthony Larkins
17:26 19 Jul 22
We found Lucia and... the team at TLA to be very professional, with quick responses to any questions. They guided us through each step along the way, we have no hesitation to highly recommend their services. If you are looking for a quality solicitor in Spain look no further than more
Koen Buckinx
Koen Buckinx
18:38 07 Jul 22
The TLA lawyers... helped us a lot with our house purchase in Spain. They speak fluently Dutch, English and French. They were easy to contact via phone or email and responded quickly. At the notary they made some minute changes to the deed of property and made sure everything was correct. They advised us about a law that changed recently and saved us some unforeseen costs.Thank you Lucía, Eva and colleagues!read more
Erwin van Rozendaal
Erwin van Rozendaal
08:40 04 May 22
For anybody outside... Spain the purchase of a property in Spain is a big step, not knowing the language, laws and regulations around this process it can be a big risks in knowing what you actually buy, the TLA team will help you in this processfrom A-Z effortless. The teamwork and patience with you as a client are great. We are very thankfull for there more
Marco Groot | 8 Days A Week
Marco Groot | 8 Days A Week
15:29 20 Apr 22
TLA is by far the... best lawfirm I have ever worked with. Personal, involved, caring, clear. You name it, they got it. We worked with Eva and Julia to buy our house in Valencia. They made it easy for more
adie bumstead
adie bumstead
16:53 22 May 20
I can only say... this.Having used TLA i would have no hesitation in recommending them.They are quick, caring, thorough, and most of all the work hard for you. Lucia and team were superb in every aspect of there job in helping us get our more
Bernd Jeschke
Bernd Jeschke
16:36 17 May 20
Excellent services,... they deserves 10 stars rating.We are very satisfied with their services and help in all.I recommend to anyone that want a good and fast ( like all inclusive ) work to be done should contact them.Thank you TLA most especially Lucia and Adeline, more
Guy van der meulen
Guy van der meulen
16:59 11 May 20
In our process of... emigrating from Amsterdam to beautiful Valencia, TLA has been of great value to us,in their guidance of buying a chalet in Sierramar,Valencia. The path started smoothly but was Interrupted by Corona, distance and sometimes difficult procedures,in which TLA proved their value. Adeline had been a great help in the beginning. During the process Lucia has been of immeasurable support. Her great eye for detail,swift responses, diplomatic yet efficient manouvring when bureaucratic hindrances required 'backbone' and tact served our case very well. TLA has been transparent, professional and patient.I have no hesitation to strongly recommend their services.Guy van der Meulenread more
Kevin Packet
Kevin Packet
13:20 23 Apr 20
TLA did a great job... for me. They are very helpfull and they are great at there job. They arrange everything for you if you want to buy a house and they are very reliable. If I had to do this again, I would definitely ask for them help again!Thank you!!!read more
Colette Singh Hayer
Colette Singh Hayer
20:52 03 Feb 20
A great service... from all involved with our house purchase. Celine, Lucia and Adeline talked us through the whole process and it went exactly as they described. Not only did they help to buy our house, they assisted us to open a bank account, obtain NIEs and instruct a notary so that we did not have to be present for completion. An efficient, professional and competent team, I would highly recommendread more
Sonia Murillo
Sonia Murillo
14:10 18 Dec 19
We recently bought... a property in Valencia. Lucia and her team were very professional, making the process go more
Dragana Divljakovic
Dragana Divljakovic
15:40 02 Dec 19
TLA Lawyers did... excellent work for us in relation to our holiday apartment purchase in Valencia province. We found our property while we were on vacation in Spain. Our offer was accepted and after we flew back home, Ms. Lucia Ortega Garcia made sure all required paperwork was completed in a timely manner. The whole process took just about 60 days from the moment we located the property to the closing date. We were non-resident buyers and with limited knowledge of Spanish property laws, but Ms. Garcia expertly guided us through all stages of the process and coordinated all parties involved for the completion date.She kept us updated during the process and we felt 100% comfortable with her. Many thanks to her and the team in Valencia.We highly recommend TLA Lawyers if you are looking to buy property in more
Peter Kahrel
Peter Kahrel
11:20 15 Nov 19
Like a true... professional, Lucía made our buying a house near Valencia look easy. Though we knew it wasn't easy at all, but we could see that we were in excellent hands. Bravo to Lucía and the rest of the team! Their responses were always swift, to the point, and courteous. A big thank you to more
Serge Savic
Serge Savic
13:54 28 Oct 19
I have worked with... Lucia and her team (Adeline and Celine) throughout the whole buying process and I have nothing but praises for their knowledge, communication and follow-up. I've been dealing with TLA remotely and in a different time zone (North America) and we never had any issues or misunderstandings. The buying process was stress-free, smooth and Lucia and her team provided 24/7 support for all questions, scheduling and legal more
08:54 13 Oct 19
We were very... satisfied with the legal assistance from Lucia at TLA, she is very thorough and makes sure that everything is carefree and taken care of once you’ve closed the deal. She’s a fighter for sure and on your side. We’ve had very bad experiences with lawyers before and our trust was shaky to say the least. But our calls and emails were answered well within 24 hours which was great, I would recommend this firm to all my friends and family. The legal assistants, Daniel, Adeline and Celine were also very helpful and conveniently they speak Dutch.Thank you TLA for everything,Kind regards Rob&Margeryread more
Marcel Terwijn
Marcel Terwijn
12:21 01 Aug 19
Once we had chosen... the house to buy near Valencia we got in contact with TLA being our solicitor. Lucia and her team have guided us through the entire process and arranged all admin stuff. Next to the legal documents they have arranged everything like changing contracts at the municipality, utility companies, urbanisation etc. All in a very professional and efficient way. They kept us informed throughout the process and were always available to explain if any questions. So finally at the notary there were no surprises and we really feel they have taken good care of us. Thanks a lot to the entire TLA more
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This is a small presentation of our assistance on purchase/sale process on properties placed in Benissa-Benitachel (Benitatxell) area. Benissa and Benitachell are wonderful  villages, with one of the most typical spectacular valleys and high qulity beaches,  surrounded by spectacular hills, with magnificent views and nature.

It is composed by beaches as:

  • Cala Fustera (Benissa)
  • Cala Llobella (Benissa)
  • Cala Advocat (Benissa)
  • Cala Baladrar (Benissa)
  • Cala Moraig (Benitachel)
  • Cala Testus (Benitachel)
  • Cala Llebeig (Benitachel)

In case you are interested to buy or to sell a property placed in this area, TLACORP will help you to take a final purchase or sale decision.

The area of Benissa is covered by our office in  Calpe, but also from our offices in Javea.

This area covers a wide range of properties, which passes from rustic, to apartments, bungalow, urbanizations, Golf Courses, etc.

Let us detail the main legal aspects of each of these properties:

Completed urban areas:    These areas covers houses and apartments built in the centre of the Benissa and Benitatxell villages.

The type of constructions and properties there use to be main residences for local citizens  and residents,  second residences, or holiday homes with a high volume of tourist or expats.

A) The traditional type of residence areas were initially owned by Spanish, mainly coming from Valencia, Madrid and Basque Country,  and foreigners coming from Center-North Europe.

In a conveyance, with a decision to buy, and out of the normal legal searches to be done in these kind of properties, below there are important points to check:

– Legal and administrative study the history of the construction. To know how the property was built, and how it was developed. It is essential to discover if the property was extended, or if the terrace was covered, or if the porch is now a kitchen, or if the underneath is now a room . This will help to know if the previous owners have made all those works with he proper licenses, or, in instance, if there is any fine or penalty ending on these properties caused for a default of the proper permit.

Also, to know if there is any modification of the initial structure, will help to indentify if the deeds are properly updated with the current situation of the building.

In addition to this, if the property has a penalty for construction, the Town Hall can refuse to renew the Certificate of Habitation, and the new owners can have future problems to renew utility contracts.

– Water and electric contracts: As these are old properties, the supplying companies can ask the buyers to update the installation to change the contracts after completion. This may cause expenses like electrician, or plumber fees, to inspect the property, and others like re-wiring, which, if known before completion, could form part of the commercial agreement of price with the vendor.

– Plusvalia: If the property is old, and is owned by the same owners for a long time, then this tax will be high. This municipality tax must be paid by the vendors, but, knowing this from the beginning will help to take the necessary guaranties to be paid by the vendor.

– Community of owners: It will be very important to know, not only if the vendor is up-to-date in the payments of the community, but to big or important partial payments in the reform or maintenance of the community areas (terraces, façades, parkings, etc), which not always appear in the certifications made from the community of owners.

B) Urbanisation areas as  La Fustera (Benissa),  Fanadix (Benissa), Racó de Galeno (Benissa), Baladrar (Benissa), Punta Estrella (Benissa), Montemar (Benissa), San Jaime (Benissa), Moravit (Benissa), and Urbanisation Cumbre del Sol (Benitatxell) y Montecala (Benitatxell): These areas is considering new urbanizations created before  (70-90’s) or with the Spanish boom, sometimes in big urbanizations.

The important legal aspects to consider at time to buy these kind of properties are the following:

– The property must be perfectly inscribed in the land registry, as “completed house”. It means that the property has been registered, and the builder supplied the Final Works License, the  Ten Years Insurance (Insurance which covers during 10 years the structural defects of the building), and the Certificate of Habitation.

– Community areas: The community areas like Golf Courses, commercial areas, pool, gardens, etc, must be completed, or in process to be.

Also, is very important to “read” the community rules to see, for example, if your neighbor can run a business which can disturb you, or if dogs are allowed, etc.

– Community charges: These kind of properties can have high expenses of maintenance. It is very important to know them in the initial steps of conveyance.

– Limitations and rights of use: These areas use to have big infrastructure of electric, water, sewage, rubbish collection, which can affect your property.

Talking about  old urbanisations, it is also very important to check the urbanistic consideration of the property before compelting the purchase. These urbanisations has been recently involved in new regulations and normative,, which requires of special and individualized study at the earliest steps of the purchase process.

Other essential points to consider when buying in the area:

  • Urbanization charges and works: There are some areas, overall in Denia, Pedreguer, Pego, Benissa, Moraira, Orba, Benidoleig, Altea,  and Javea, in which the property may have pending urbanization costs and/or urbanization works to be finished, and on the account of the owner!So, please, take duly care with this.
  • Certificate of Habitation: Even being properties built with the proper building license, there are some complications at time to obtain the NEW certificate of habitation.

As explained above, in these URBAN areas,  it is very important to check that the urbanisation where the property is located has all the urbanisation infrastructure completed, such as: roads, pavement, asphalt, connection to mains sewage system, water, electric. The urbanisation infrastructure of these areas was developped time ago, and sometimes it does not fulfill with the modern standards. So, it is quite common to find properties where the owners have to «give» some part of their plots to have bigger roads, or to «pay» some urbanisation infrastrcutures like connection to sewage, pedestrian areas, etc. 

You are kindly invited to know more about this point in our specialised section: Semi-consolidated urbanisations.

Properties in Rustic zones and countryside: Special considerations must be made in areas at the countryside, out of the urbanised areas.  

In these RUSTIC areas,  it is very important to check that the area where the property is located is FREE of any kind of  urban planning actions or affections, like affections to roads, electric or water infrastructure, connection to sewgae, or installation or septic tank, etc.  So, as well as the properties placed in the urbanisations,  it is quite common to find properties in rustic where the owners have to «give» some part of their plots to have bigger roads, or to «pay» some urbanisation infrastrcutures like connection to sewage, pedestrian areas, etc.  You are kindly invited to know more about this point in our specialised section: Semi-consolidated urbanisations.

Considerations of conveyance in rustic properties are not different from the rest of areas. Please, consult our construction on rustic section, or see our common problems section to see the typical problems for rustic land areas.

For more information regarding conveyance, visit our Property Law section.

TLACORP is at your entire disposal, in our office in  Calpe , but also from our offices in Javea,  with special fees, for properties placed in this area.

Just contact us for quotation