“I have a property by my own Spain. I have the 100 % of the ownership of the property. How much will it cost to change the title deeds to my wife’s name before I die, or to pass her 50 % of the property?”
Please, be informed that to pass the property to your wife is considered in Spain as a “DONATION”. And, in Spain, the taxes to pay for a donation are extremely high, as much as high as Inheritance Tax.
One way cheaper than a Donation to pass a part, or the full ownership of the property to your wife, is making A SALE. The expenses in this case must be studied with the particular case, but to you to have an idea:
– 7 % of the share to pass to the other part as Transfer Tax
– Notary + Lan Registry = 900-1.200 EUR approx.
– 3% of the share to pass to the other part as Capital Gains retention
– Legal Fees = 1.200 EUR + VAT
Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any help you may need from us in this special case. We will be delighted to help you.