Murcia is south of Alicante and is a sparsely populated region of Spain.
Furthermore, the climate is hot throughout the summer and the winters can be very mild.
Calasparra is a typically Spanish town with all amenities available and enjoys many fiestas throughout the year.
Calasparra has approximately 10,500 residents.
Calasparra is located in North West Murcia with its stunning historic towns and outstanding natural beauty.
These rich natural resources have attracted inhabitants for thousands of years.
The town of Calasparra is now something of a hotspot for British expats.
In the early 2000s there were a few new developments built on the edges of the town.
In less than 3 years, more than 2000 British expatriates purchased homes there.
Furthermore, there were many buying older style properties within both the towns and the countryside.
In addition to this, there are growing numbers of expatriates of other nationalities who are buying properties in the town.
The demand means that properties are not as cheap there as they used to be, but the area is still reasonably priced.
Some of the shops in the area regularly stock products from abroad that you may not normally find in Spain, but this is in response to the demand from the expat community there.
The town has it’s own its rich geological history .
Firstly, there are three rivers. The Segura, Argos, and Quípar. Therefore, creating fertile riverside agricultural zones, and a landscape of rocky outcrops and deep gorges.
Secondly, the mountains (Sierras) of San Miguel and San José are surrounded by vast plains of dry crop landscapes. Thus, providing good conditions for wheat, olives, carobs and almonds to grow.
Additionally, many vineyards can be found among the crops.
Furthermore and closer to the water’s edge, apricots, peaches, pears, apples, and cherries enjoy the benefits of a warm southern Spanish climate.
Calasparra is a nationally renowned rice growing area, Calasparra Rice being the chefs’ choice for the Spanish local dish of Paella.
Are you planning on buying a Spanish property
In recent years the local Spanish authorities have made great efforts to increase the number foreign tourists and residents alike.
Spain now derives more of its foreign income from tourists than any other country in Europe,
Therefore, if you are looking to invest and rent out your Spanish home, for holiday purposes, this would be a great time to buy.
Additionally, and due to low European interest rates, it now is a really good time to buy.
Take care when Buying Spanish property, check the property information provided carefully.
There are no shortage of estate agents in Spain.
It pays to search out a good company who will care for your requirements.
A comprehensive and independent guide to buying a Spanish property can be found on the UK Gov website. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-buy-property-in-spain
When ‘Buying Spanish property’ this guide will be a worthy reference for you.
Finding a Professional property agent, Spain
What is a Professional property agent, Spain?
This question, we believe, has been overlooked in the past.
Historically, mistakes have be made and many sellers are now having to pay substantial fees for their properties to be legalised.
Furthermore, misleading advice has caused many heartbreaking situations.
The feel-good factor, that is evident in us all when relaxing in the sun and enjoying good food and wine, has clouded the judgment of many buyers.
Check your agents status.
Is the business fully registered?
Do they appear open and transparent?
Do they appear organised?
Are they knowledgeable about the property market?
Additionally, it is wise to choose an agent that does not offer conveyancing.
Moreover, always use lawyer.
Obtain copies of the paperwork.
Choose a lawyer independent of the agent.
Follow your head and not your heart.
Shop around and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Go to the UK Gov site to obtain up to date information about your rights and responsibilities. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-buy-property-in-spain This site is completely independent and regularly updated.
A good Professional agent will be independent of your legal advisor.
A Professional agent, with integrity will be honest and provide you with accurate information.
A Professional agent will be friendly and helpful whilst always remaining objective and profession
Asked to see the official Catastros (land registry) information.
Is the land size quoted the same as what is listed on the Catatros
Are all the buildings listed correctly on the Catatros.
A Professional property agent will be happy to review this with you and compare this information with the Escritura (deeds)
North West Murcia Properties advise that
All property particulars, included on this site, are a general outline for guidance and do not constitute in whole or in part an offer or a Contract.
Reasonable endeavours have been made to ensure that the information given in these particulars is accurate but any intended purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches and survey as to the correctness of each statement.
All statements in these particulars are made without responsibility on the part of North West Murcia Properties or the vendor.
No statement in these particulars is to be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact.
Neither North West Murica Properties nor anyone in its employment or acting on its behalf has authority to make any representation or warranty in relation to any property advertised.
Nothing in the property particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good repair or condition or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.
Photographs may show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and you should rely upon actual inspection.
No assumption should be made in respect of parts of the property not shown in photographs.
Any areas, measurements or distances are only approximate.
Any reference to alterations or use is not intended to be a statement that any necessary planning, building regulation, listed building or any other consent has been obtained.
A non returnable €1000 deposit will be required should a purchaser wish for any property to be removed from sale pending the drawing up of the sales contract. Should the purchaser withdraw from the sale this deposit will be used to cover expenses incurred.
North West Murcia Properties do not carry out conveyancing.
Encapsulating North West Murcia Spain
North West Murcia reflects everything that is desirable about Spain.
With imposing mountain scenery, lush green landscapes, diverse cultures and charming hilltop towns.
In addition, the warm and welcoming communities of the area and easy access to the Costa’s and international airports make’s this beautiful region of Spain essential for you to visit or to make your permanent home.
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Encapsulating North West Murcia, a great place to live!
Living and integrating into North West Murcia life allows you to enjoy the wonderful thriving towns together with their extensive history and no seasonal peaks.
You will never struggle to find your way around this area. The warm and welcoming Spanish locals and a small supportive ex-pat community are always happy to help.
The Northwest Murcia region is ideal if you are seeking easy integration into Spanish life.
The previously mentioned beautiful green landscapes together with a sunny, healthy climate and diverse community, promotes personal well-being and the perfect lifestyle.
Beautiful Inland Spain
Spain offers a relaxed life in a modern country.
The well-developed infrastructure and a modern living environment, together with an affordable Mediterranean diet lends itself to wellbeing.
Furthermore, the pace of life is balanced and relaxed and the warm climate is enjoyed throughout the year.
Additionally, Spain offers a good mix of historical and modern architecture and is rich in culture.
Spain is an extremely popular retirement destination due to the warm climate, low house prices and high standard of living.
Younger expatriates also enjoy quality family time and the country is suited to those who seek a relaxed and laid-back life.
The locals are friendly and trusting and the country is family friendly.
For those who are seeking a quiet life the coastal towns may be inappropriate as they attract significant numbers of tourists on an annual basis.
A sign of confidence in international property
The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) exists for one reason and one reason alone:
To improve standards of professionalism in the international property market.
When you see that a company is a Member of the AIPP it means that have voluntarily agreed to follow and be bound by the industry Code of Conduct.
By using AIPP Members, you get:
That a Member must act professionally
The badge of membership is a reminder to you, the buyer, that a company must follow professional standards, and act with honesty, integrity and transparency.As a Member of the AIPP, we have voluntarily committed ourselves to industry regulation. To verify our membership, to read the Code of Conduct, or to find out more about the AIPP, visit www.aipp.org.uk.
Association of International Property Professionals Limited
Fourth Floor, 5-8 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS
UK Company no: 5677417
North West Murcia Properties are the appointed sales agents for the sellers of all properties listed on this website.
Our location Murcia Spain.
We act as an introducer between you, as the buyer, and the seller.In the same way as an estate agent works in the UK and Ireland.
We are paid by the seller and although unusual in Spain, we do not expect you to pay any part of our fees.
North West Murcia Properties never knowingly provide false information about a property or development.
However, most of our information is provided by the seller or by other third parties.
Therefore, we make no warranty as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We carry out basic legal checks on the properties that we offer for sale.
It is your lawyer’s responsibility to ensure legality for example:
· To make sure the property has good legal title and planning permission.
· Also, that the property is free of debt.
· Additionally, to prepare pre-sales and sales contracts
· Collect deposits
· Prepare for notary
The above is the job of your lawyer, not the role of the estate agent.
Any contract that you make will be between you and the seller.
As the sales agents, we are not a party to that contract and we are not responsible for any breach of contract on the part of the seller.
Any guarantees provided in connection with your property purchase, such as rental income, mortgage availability or completion dates, are, without exception, provided by the seller and not by us and we are not responsible for them.
If any problems arise with your purchase for example:
Difficulties in communication or delay in the delivery of the property
We will act as an intermediary between you and the seller but we cannot be held responsible for those problems.
Likewise, we ensure the lawyers for both parties are working to deadlines.
We will also assist you by liaising, where necessary, with any other parties involved in the purchase.
We are professional agents and will work with you in your search for certain property within Murcia region of Spain.
Our job is to seek out property that meets your requirements.
Alan Leaver MCIPS
for and on behalf of North West Murcia Properties
Rental terms, North West Murcia Properties professional letting agents
We take the rental of our clients properties seriously and go the extra mile to ensure, as much as is reasonably, that our owner clients interests are protected.
Our terms are robust:-
We only contract for a minimum of 12 months.
The equivalent of 6 weeks rent are required as a damage deposit and this is non-negotiable
We require proof of ability to pay and proof of payment history. As an example an experian credit report.
We require personal details for all adults who reside at the property. NIE, Passport, an alternative contact address.
Tenants will need a bank account for the transfer of rent.
Many expat landlords are unaware of the different mechanisms in place to secure rental income.
Therefore, landlords often fail to implement the required mechanisms with in their rental agreements and therefore leave them unprotected.
Most mistakes made by landlords are related to their tenants becoming non-paying tenants. This can understandably cause great pressure.
What landlords must not do:
Shutting off utilities (water & electricity).
Landlords often feel the urge of doing this as they are missing out on their rental.
If you happen to do this your tenant can report you to the police.
In doing this it may be classed as either coercion or harassment and even both.
Your tenant can prosecute you criminally on doing this.
If the utilities are in the name of the landlord and he stops paying them on purpose he can equally be prosecuted
North West Murcia Properties take immediate action to collect any rent or utilities outstanding.
We also will not accept anything less than a sum equal to two months’ rent a deposit
A deposit of this size is usually sufficient to cover any debts
Changing the locks.
As with the above this may be regarded as either coercion or harassment or both and you may be prosecuted criminally for this.
Taking justice into their own hands.
Evicting non-paying tenants
In Spanish law this is classed as unlawful entry (trespassing).
The only legal way to evict your tenant is to hire a lawyer and initiate a formal eviction procedure through the Spanish law courts.
New laws have been enacted to help speed-up the eviction procedure. North West Murcia Properties have never had cause to evict a tenant as we vet all potential tenants carefully
Entering the property under the guise of a ‘routine check’.
You need prior written permission from a tenant.
You simply need their permission following Spain’s Tenancy Act regardless if they are paying the rent or not.
Eleven-month contracts are short-term and watertight.
What qualifies a rent as either short or long-term is not the fact that it’s labelled one way or the other.
What matters really is that the tenant and his family are not using the property as their main residence and this must be expressly built and worded into the Tenancy agreement.
Tenants can successfully challenge at court short-term 11-month contracts morphing them into long-term ones (5 years).
Therefore, for the next 5 years you will be unable to recover possession of the property.
This is providing the tenant pays their rent tenant and utility bills.
The new Express Eviction Law has now amended this and allows landlords to introduce clauses that waive the statutory long-term requirement of 5 years.
North West Murcia Properties work with their legal advisors to ensure our contracts protect the landlord
A verbal Tenancy contract is better than a written one.
No. In Spain verbal contracts are equally valid as written ones.
When there are disagreements. It’s very difficult to prove what was actually agreed in a verbal contract
It’s in the best interests of both tenant and landlord that rental agreements are always put in writing.
Tenants have a right to demand having a verbal contract put in writing by their landlord.
I can always offset the 2 months’ rental security deposit against my unpaid rental.
No! the tenant cannot. That two-month’s initial security deposit serves its own legal purpose and at no time can be used to compensate rental shortfalls.
I can always leave the property ahead giving 30 day’s notice.
Yes, you can but you will be held liable to pay for the remaining months you agreed to rent.
You may leave ahead but you will owe the let for the remaining months stipulated in the contract
North West Murcia Properties will pursue a tenant legally if they fail to pay the balance owed.
Legally the tenant owes the outstanding months and if you decide not to pay them you are taking a legal gamble.
Deducting damages from the rent. All tenants feel tempted to fall for this one.