Wills & Probate
Changes to the EU Successions Regulation came into force on 17th August 2015. This statutory is not applicable in the UK but enforceable in the EU Countries to British citizens. As a result, we strongly recommend reviewing your last Spanish will in order to verify the inheritance procedures concerning your Spanish assets and successors before brexit takes place.
We are experts in this area and can advise on both English and Spanish succession law. If your English Will is complex and does not make it clear who will inherit the Spanish property then this could cause delays and increase the amount of Spanish inheritance tax ultimately payable.
Making a Will is important as this is the only way to ensure that your property and possessions will go where you want them to after your death.
We provide advice on Spanish and English succession law and prepare or ament your last Spanish Will in accordance with the new succession EU regulation with an English translation in the same Will.
EU Court rules against Spain over discriminatory succession tax rules.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Spanish authorities cannot charge different rates of inheritance tax for residents and non-residents. Consequently, European citizens who have paid ‘death duty’ in Spain during the four years previous to January 2015 are entitled to make a claim in order to recover part of their money and accrued interest back.
Legal costs for this matter through no win no fee agreement.