If you are thinking of transferring the ownership of your property to the other co-owner or getting the other co-owner share, you should know that it is pretty simple.
In order to change your property title deeds only into your name, you will need to go to a Notary for the other owner to sell his/her 50% of the property to you. This operation is called “joint ownership cancellation” and the taxes to pay would only be 1.50% of the property total value instead of the normal transfer tax which is 10% in the Valencian Community. The expenses will be the same ones as for a property purchase: Notary Fees and Land Registry.
If you are transferring the property due to a divorce agreement, we will have to study the specific clauses in your divorce settlement and find the best solution.
You need to bear in mind that if there is a mortgage on the property, you will need the banks’ approval in order to remove one person from the mortgage and its obligations.
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