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: 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: CSPT-69027

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

75.000€

Sol y Mar is a lovely urbanisation in Playa Flamenca and we are pleased to have for sale this top floor apartment, which is being sold fully-furnished. This is a very popular area close to the sports centre and within walking distance to many shops, bars and restaurants, the beach and La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre. The apartment on...

55m2 Built · 2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPH-66195

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

75.000€

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, south facing ground floor apartment is located in Playa Flamenca and is within easy walking distance to a very good selection of cafe bars, restaurants and shopping facilities. Situated inside a gated community this property is comprised of an entrance hall, a lounge/diner with patio doors on to a glazed terrace with...

70m2 Built · 2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPR-13666

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

83.000€

This is a traditional ground floor apartment which has access to a communal swimming pool and gardens and is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars and a supermarket and is also close to the Saturday street market and La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre. The apartment, is situated within the Ozela Gardens development and provides...



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Ref: CSPS-31973

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

84.000€

This 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment south east facing in popular location in playa Flamenca, With roof solarium and sea views. Walking distance to the Saturday market, the new la Zenia boulevard shopping centre and the white sandy beaches of La Zenia and Playa Flamenca. The property has a small sun terrace to the front, the living room, dining...

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSP02591

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

85.000€

Sol y Mar is a lovely urbanisation in Playa Flamenca and we are pleased to have for sale this ground floor apartment, which is being sold fully-furnished. This is a very popular area close to the sports centre and within walking distance to many shops, bars and restaurants, the beach and La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre. The apartment on...

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms ·


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Ref: CSPH-14479

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

87.000€

This immaculate 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, corner first floor apartment is situated in a fantastic location, just 300m from the lovely beaches of Playa Flamenca. Recently decorated to a high standard and completely re-wired, the property comprises of a spacious lounge/diner with an open plan fitted kitchen, a separate utility room with worktop and...

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPS-71364

Townhouse · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

89.995€

Hurry or you will be disappointed this 3 bed 2 bathroom townhouse in Playa Flamenca is now available with garage parking space, communal swimming pool, walking distance to the blue flag beaches of La Zenia amp; Playa Flamenca, schools, Saturday market, bars, restaurants, the new La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre. Fully furnished and ready to...

3 Bedrooms · 2 Bathrooms · Pool


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Ref: CSPS-75229

Apartment · Resale · Costa Blanca South · Playa Flamenca

89.995€

A lovely south facing 2 bedroom apartment, 1st floor with off street parking to the front, storage, sun terrace and sun balcony above with two sun blinds. The apartment is very well kept with a modern fitted American style kitchen open plan to the dining area and living room. The 2 bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom between...

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathrooms · Pool


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