Due to the extraordinary circumstances that regretfully we are suffering in Spain, Norway, Europe and worldwide, because of the corona-virus, and following the request and recommendation of Governments, VOGT Advokatfirma has taken the decision of closing the office for a second  period of 15 days, until the 15thApril 2020. 

This decision has been taken based on our responsibility to take a proactive position in the fight against the virus expansion.

Vogt Advokatfirma staff will continue working for our customers by tele working. We will be at our clients disposal by phone and by e-mail at usual hours.

Hopefully, in 15 days all of us can be in a better situation than these days and which can allow us to open the office again.

We would like to ask for your collaboration, understanding and patience in order to pass this situation in the best way as possible. We have confidence that our staff will be able to compensate any inconvenience that this measure could have for the day to day of the firm, with a huge amount of enthusiastic, and personal treatment. We strongly believe that this crisis will provide us with an unexpected and very valuable experience that make our firm a better human and stronger group.

Thank you for your comprehension and collaboration.

José Luis Rojas Vázquez
Partner & Lawyer
Vogt Advokatfirma España SL

Christine Sollie Jensen
Partner
Vogt Advokatfirma España SL

 

KNOW YOUR CLIENT (KYC) – LEGAL OBLIGATIONS.

All professionals involved in the purchase and sale of real estate properties must comply with their obligations with regard to the prevention of money laundering.   Real estate agents, Lawyers, Property Developers and Credit and Financing Institutions must abide by the obligations imposed under Law 10/2010, of 28 April, on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, and to its relevant Regulations.

The obligations imposed on those professionals by the Law are based on the “due diligence” principle, in the sense that, as individuals obliged by law, they are responsible for adopting relevant measures in order to detect and report any signs of money laundering crimes committed by their clients.

The purpose of the above is to prevent and report any transactions associated with any possible money laundering to the Executive Committee of the Spanish Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering (Servicio Ejecutivo de la Comisión de prevención del Blanqueo de Capitales (SEPBLAC)).

Lawyers, in particular, are obliged to: formally identify their clients and the actual owners of the respective business and/or transaction; know the business carried out by their clients and verify the authenticity of the related documents provided by them; and especially, in real estate transactions, to check the legitimate source of the funds used. 

Read more: KNOW YOUR CLIENT (KYC) – LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that regretfully we are suffering in Spain, Norway, Europe and worldwide, because of the corona-virus, and following the request and recommendation of Governments, VOGT Advokatfirma has taken the decision of closing the office for a second  period of 15 days, until the 12thApril 2020. 

This decision has been taken based on our responsibility to take a proactive position in the fight against the virus expansion.

Vogt Advokatfirma staff will continue working for our customers by tele working. We will be at our clients disposal by phone and by e-mail at usual hours.

Hopefully, in 15 days all of us can be in a better situation than these days and which can allow us to open the office again.

We would like to ask for your collaboration, understanding and patience in order to pass this situation in the best way as possible. We have confidence that our staff will be able to compensate any inconvenience that this measure could have for the day to day of the firm, with a huge amount of enthusiastic, and personal treatment. We strongly believe that this crisis will provide us with an unexpected and very valuable experience that make our firm a better human and stronger group.

Thank you for your comprehension and collaboration.

José Luis Rojas Vázquez
Partner & Lawyer
Vogt Advokatfirma España SL

Christine Sollie Jensen
Partner
Vogt Advokatfirma España SL

 

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that regretfullu we are suffering in Spain, Norway, Europe and worldwide, because of the corono-virus, and the following the recommendations of Governments, VOGT Advokatfirma has taken the deciscion of closing the office for a first period of 15 days, until the 30th of March 2020.

This decsision has been taken based on our responsibility to take care of the health of our staff and, even more imoortant, to take a proactive position in the fight agaisnt the virus expansion.

Vogt Advokatfirma staff will continue working for our customers by tele working. We will be at our clients disposal by phone and e-mail at usual hours.

Hopefully, in 15 days all of us can be in a better situation than these days and which can allow us to open the office again.

We would like to ask for your collaboration, understanding and patience in order to pass this situation in the best way as possible. We have confidence that our staff will be able to compensate any inconvenience taht this measur could have for the day to day of the firm, with a huge amount of enthusiastic, and personal treatment. We strongly beleive that this crisis will provide us with an unexpeccted and very valuable experience that maske our firm a better human and stronger group.

Thank you for comprehension and collaboration.

Signed

José Luis Rojas Vázquez
Partner & Lawyer
Vogt Advokatfirma España SL

Christine Sollie Jensen
Partner
Vogt Advokatfirma España SL

VOGT Offices closed 

Regulations - Rental.

Andalusia has approved the Decree 28/2016 concerning the rentals of properties with touristic purposes.This new regulation entered into force on the 11thof May 2016.

The new regulation will be applied to all those properties located on land for residential use which will offer, for a price, an accommodation service in the region of Andalusia, and which will be marketed or promoted by travel agencies, companies that intervene or organize touristic services and channels that include the possibility of reserving accommodation.

However, the following properties are excluded from the application area of the rule:

  1. Properties that, for vacation or touristic purposes, are lent without a financial consideration.
  2. Properties rented for a longer period than two months used continuously by the same person.
  3. Properties located in rural areas.
  4. Complexes composed of three or more properties by the same holder or exploiter that are located in the same property or group of properties, adjacent.

Obligations of the owner or person exploiting the property

  1. Registration in the Tourism Registry in Andalusia
  2. Formalization of the rental contract adapted to the new law
  3. House conditioning(Compliance of the touristic property requirements):
  4. Have a First Occupancy Licence and comply at all times with the technical and quality conditions demanded for the properties.
  5. The bedrooms will have sufficient direct ventilation to the exterior or to patios and a system of darkening of windows / curtains.
  6. Being sufficiently furnished and fitted with the equipment and fixtures necessary for the immediate use and in accordance to the number of spaces available.
  7. Air conditioning systems in bedrooms and living room for the period between May and September, both included. And for the period between October and April it must have heating. There is one year, until 11th May 2017 to adapt to this requirement.
  8. First aid kit
  9. Provide tourism information, physical or electronic media, of the area, leisure areas, restaurants and cafes, shops and supermarkets, car parks near the property, existing medical services in the area, urban transport, plan of the area and entertainment guide.
  10. All the properties will have a Complain and Claims Form at the disposal of the users, and a sign informing of the same in a visible place within the property.
  11. Cleaning of the property at the entry and leaving of new clients.
  12. Bed linen, household items in general, depending on the occupation of the property and a replacement set.
  13. Provide the users a telephone number to attend and resolve queries immediately, any consultation or incidence related to the property.
  14. Have at the disposal of the users, information and instructions of the electric appliances or other devices that require the same for the correct use.
  15. Inform users of the internal rules related to the use of the installations, rooms and equipment in the property as well as the admission and existence of pets in the property, restrictions for smoking as well as the restricted areas.
  16. Identification of the userof the property with effects of completing the corresponding entrance forms in accordance to the regulation in force.
  17. Provision of the proof of payments of the services and down payments,made, if applicable.

The new regulations have established a penalty system for those cases when an owner has initiated a touristic activity without presenting the obligatory declaration. The infringements classified as serious will be punished with a fine from 2001 to 18000 euros, and the suspension of the touristic activities.

  1. Registration of the tenants in the Hotel Registry (with the Police).

Vogt Advokatfirma is offering our clients three different levels of legal assistance in this matter:

Level 1- Our service will include:

  • Registration of the property at the Tourism Registry in Andalusia
  • Submitting the documentation requested by the Administration
    Apply for a user name/login in the Hotel Registry with the Police, in order to be able to register the tenants as required.
  • The legal fees for those services are 350€ + VAT (total: 423,50€)

Level 2- Our services will include:

  • Registration of the property at the Tourism Registry in Andalusia
  • Submitting the documentation requested by the Administration
  • Preparation of the new rental contracts adapted to the new regulation
  • Apply for a username/login in the Hotel Registry with the Police, in order to be able to register the tenants as required.

      -The legal fees for those services will be 500€ + VAT (total: 605€)

Level 3- Our services will include:

- Registration of the property at the Tourism Registry in Andalusia
- Submitting the documentation requested by the Administration
- Preparation of the new rental contracts adapted to the new regulation
- Apply for a user name/login in the Hotel Registry with the Police, in order to   be able to register the tenants as required.
- Revision of the property by a technician for the preparation of a technical report about the modifications reforms and works to be done to fulfill the requirements of the law.
 

The legal fees for those services will be 750€ + VAT (total: 907,50€), with a first provision of funds of 500€.

If you are interested in the mentioned legal assistance, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call +34 952 776 707and we will immediately take care of your case under the legal supervision of Mr José Luis Rojas, Senior Lawyer and Partner of Vogt

Best regards

JOSE LUIS ROJAS

ABOGADO

Vogt Advokatfirma Lawfirm SL 

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