During the process of buying, renting or selling property in Spain, there are things to consider that are different from the Swedish way of thinking and acting.

Spain has a diverse housing market with options ranging from apartments, townhouses to villas and country houses. Prices vary depending on location and type of property, as well as major cities like Madrid and Barcelona being more expensive compared to the countryside. The real estate market in Spain is popular with foreign buyers, especially from other European countries, but the process of buying a property can be complex and requires the help of a lawyer.


In Spain, most people use a real estate agent who then becomes their own intermediary and who helps to book viewings and to find the properties that match your wishes. In contrast to Sweden, open viewings are rare, and private viewings of the homes are booked instead. So even here it is important to have a good agent who is committed to finding the right property for you.

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Water, Electricity and Gas

Domestic electricity, water and gas are essential services used on a daily basis. The state and private companies are responsible for the supply and distribution of these services to households.

There are a number of different providers of these services and depends on where in the country you live.

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NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero)

A NIE number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) is a unique identification number assigned to non-Spanish nationals in Spain. It is used for various administrative tasks, such as opening a bank account, signing a rental contract or even obtaining a mobile phone contract.

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Interior design company

In order to set up a home as quickly and smoothly as possible, it is recommended that you hire an interior design company. In consultation with you, they will propose furnishings that meet your requirements and are within your budget.

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Household services

Spain has a wide range of domestic services available to residents, including cleaning, laundry, gardening and handyman services. These services are provided by a variety of companies and individuals, and are usually very affordable.

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Removal companies

When it comes to moving your belongings, it’s important to choose a reputable and experienced removal company that can assist with the logistics of the move and take care of the necessary permits and customs clearance. This can help ensure that the process runs smoothly and that your belongings are transported safely and efficiently.

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Bringing a foreign car to Spain can be a bit tricky, but it’s definitely possible. There are some important things to consider when doing so. Make sure the car complies with Spanish regulations on emissions and road safety.

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The broadband market in Spain is dominated by several large players. Companies offer a range of broadband services, including DSL, fibre optic and cable internet. These companies offer different plans and services, with varying prices and coverage.

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Spain has a highly competitive mobile phone market with a number of different companies offering services to consumers. Mobile operators offer different plans and services, with varying prices and coverage.

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