Britons buying Spanish homes located in a military area will no longer need to worry about delays and disruption as an obscure law introduced over 40 years ago has been scrapped.
Spain’s MoD has removed the requirement for non-EU citizens to obtain special permission when purchasing a home situation in strategic defence (or military) zones. This is welcome news for British buyers, caught by this law post-Brexit which applied only to non-EU citizens.
British buyers need to be aware of some of the subtle detail to the change. Whilst a permit is no longer required for a property on land that is classified as urbanised (developed), such as within a community, non-EU buyers still need a permit for a property on military land that is classified as rural, i.e. that isn’t part of any urban plan.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about this change.