Homes for Sale Alicante Spain

Checks to be made before buying a second hand home in Spain

Eight out of ten homes currently sold in Spain are second-hand, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Buying a used home has become a standard practice, as this type of housing offers numerous advantages, such as better location, different architectural features and sometimes also a lower price. However, before deciding on the purchase of a second hand home, it is important to consider a number of aspects. Here are some of them:

Inspect the dwelling carefully.

If we decide on a second hand home, it is important that we do a thorough review of the home before making the purchase decision in order to avoid later surprises, as well as to adjust the price. Checking the electrical installation (important if it is a farm of a certain antiquity) or the state of the pipes and drains is a good practice. In our inspection we must also take into account the condition of the doors, windows and closures to ensure that the house is well insulated, otherwise, we will have to face this expense or assume greater expense in air conditioning the house.

Approach to the Property Registry.

Although we know the owner or the sale is made in a small locality where everyone knows, a good practice is to go to the Property Registry and ask for a simple note of the house that we want to buy. It is a document that includes information about the ownership of the house and the loads that may weigh on it, as well as the exact situation and surface data. The Simple Note has a price that is around 3 euros, although you can also order over the internet for a slightly higher price, and we can avoid many dislikes, since if we buy a house with debts, we may have to take care of us they.

Check that the property is not rented.

Another good practice before buying is also to check that the house is not rented, as in case it is so the owner must respect the rights of tenants, such as giving them preferential right of purchase or 30 days of right of trial. In addition, it must be taken into account that, whenever the dwelling is registered in the Land Registry, the tenant can continue living in it until the termination of his contract in case the landlord decides to sell it. In case the new owner wants to use the house, the tenant can demand a period of three months to look for a new house and move. Therefore, it is advisable to make sure that there are no tenants with rent in force on the floor that we want to buy. In this way, we will save ourselves illusions and then run out of housing.

Inform yourself in the community of owners.

Before buying a home, it never hurts to talk to the landlord community to find out about such things as the monthly fee to be paid, the joint expenses of the neighbours or, if it is an old farm, ask if the works have been done to adapt it to the regulations or if it is necessary to carry out structural works, since these can be an important disbursement with which we do not have.

Visit the neighbourhood.

When we have a house in the spotlight, it is always interesting to do an inspection of the area, since second-hand floors are usually more centric, with the advantages and disadvantages that entails. Check that the street is not noisy or that there are no conflicts in the neighbourhood are two aspects that should be taken into account.

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Ref: CSPH-27221

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

67.500€

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom top floor apartment is located in the La Florida area of Playa Flamenca. Situated in a quiet residential area and close to the local amenities but only a short drive to the beach, this property comprises of a balcony with access to the lounge/diner, American style kitchen, family bathroom and two double bedrooms....

60m2 Built · 2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms ·


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Ref: CSPT-89890

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

68.900€

Walking distance to the beach and with a great selection of restaurants, shops, bars and a supermarket very close-by, is this one bedroom apartment in Playa Flamenca, which is set within a gated development with communal swimming pool. The apartment is in good condition and has a parking space within the development and has views to the pool...

60m2 Built · 1 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPZ-89041

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

69.950€

- FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT - CENTRAL LOCATION - 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM - FULLY FURNISHED - BALCONY - COMMUNAL POOL

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms ·


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Ref: CSPH-52770

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

74.995€

This delightful 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom ground floor apartment located in Playa Flamenca only a few minutes' walk to local amenities and only a short drive to the beautiful sandy beaches. The property comprises of Living/Dining room, separate kitchen with utility room, 2 double bedrooms both with built in wardrobes, family bathroom. This...

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Ref: CSPT-69027

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

75.000€

Lovely sunny upper bungalow in Playa Flamenca with much sun.

55m2 Built · 2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPH-87114

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

76.995€

This delightful 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom first floor apartment located in Playa Flamenca only a few minutes' walk to local amenities and only a short drive to the beautiful sandy beaches. The property is comprised of living/dining room, a separate kitchen, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside the property boasts an entrance...

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Ref: CSPT-28795

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

77.900€

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64m2 Built · 1 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPZ-84123

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

79.950€

- FULLY FURNISHED GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT - 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM - LOUNGE, KITCHEN - GOOD LOCATION - LARGE GARDEN AREA TO FRONT - COMMUNAL POOL

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms ·


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Ref: CSPH-53620

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

79.995€

This attractive and well maintained 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom first floor apartment is situated in the popular area of Playa Flamenca, just a short walk to a great selection of amenities and close to the excellent Zenia Boulevard shopping complex, lovely golf courses and the beautiful blue flag beaches. The property comprises of a lounge and dining...

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