When you sell a property in Spain you should be aware of the costs this implies, as well as which documents to obtain in connection with the sale. In Spain, tax is deducted from a possible Profit from the sale and you must settle “plus valia” tax to the townhouse. The estate agent is paid by the seller.
To be able to sell a property, you need to have an energy certificate drawn up by an architect or an engineer. This certificate must be brought to the Notary where the deed will be signed. For taxpayers in Spain, a certificate must be obtained from the tax entity confirming this. Otherwise, tax will be deducted from non-residents in Spain and the buyer is required to retain 3% of the selling price and pay this amount to the Spanish tax authorities.