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Good Morning, My father in law recently passed away and left

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Good Morning,
My father in law recently passed away and left no will. He owned a property in spain and has done for approx 20 years. He remarried but owned the property in spain before he remarried. He has 2 children (1 being my husband) and we were wondering what will happen to the spanish property, will it automatically go to his spouse?
Many Thanks
Louise Parker
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Spain Law
Expert:  José M. replied 3 years ago.

José M. :

Hi there

José M. :

I need to know if he was spanish or not

José M. :

If hw were spanish the applicable law is spanish law

JACUSTOMER-fma9jdcb- :

Good Morning,

José M. :

If he was not spanish spanish law does not suit the case

JACUSTOMER-fma9jdcb- :

He was british

José M. :

Good morning

JACUSTOMER-fma9jdcb- :

What will happen to the property then?

José M. :

Well, as long as he was brithish the law to be apllied is britiths law

José M. :

In spain if nobody ask for a propiety in 20 years it could be to spanisg goberment

JACUSTOMER-fma9jdcb- :

Is it best that i speak to a solicitor here in the U.K then?

José M. :

In another hand if nobody has paid taxes may be the propiety has been seized and sold out

José M. :

Well, the first step is if we rellay have something ti fight for

José M. :

I mean, you could check in the propiety register how is the legal sttatement od the propiety

José M. :

If you have a chance to get it, you could star

José M. :

but if the propiety is gone for taxes or whatever the fight is over after it begins...

José M. :

Have you got data of the propiety? register or catastral numbrer?

José M. :

Read this link to know how the propiety registry works in spain

José M. :

http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/guides/

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