A large part of the move to Spain is about keeping control of the legal issues that arise at different stages of the process, not least because of the extensive bureaucracy.

There is a significant difference between Sweden and Spain when it comes to purchase contracts and agreements. There are not many parts that are regulated by law, but it is the agreement that is signed that applies. In Spain, most people have their own lawyer who helps with all legal issues, ranging from purchase / consultation agreements for housing to arranging water and electricity. If you have your own company, you usually need help with questions about it as well. Having a good lawyer simplifies your situation.


Buying a property in Spain can be a complicated process, and in this case having the help of a lawyer can be extremely beneficial. A lawyer can provide valuable legal advice and representation to ensure that the process runs smoothly and that your rights and interests are protected.

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In Spain, bureaucracy is extensive and has a significant impact on daily life, as the country has a large and complex government structure that regulates various aspects of society.
One of the main features of bureaucracy in Spain is the hierarchical nature of the government.

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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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Recidency card

As a citizen of an EU Member State, you have the right to stay in Spain for more than three months, under the terms of the EU rules on free movement. This means that EU citizens do not need to apply for a residence card (Tarjeta de Residencia) to live and work in Spain.

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