Useful Phrases – Spanish

AccountantContable
AddressDirección
Another form of preliminary binding agreementContrato de reserva
ApartmentApartamento / piso
ArchitectArquitecto
AsbestosAsbesto / Amianto
BathroomCuarto de baño
BedroomDormitorio
BondFianza / Aval
Building landTierra urbanizable
Building permitPermiso de construir
Communal facilities agreement (management plan)Estatutos de Communidad
Community of owners / Residents AssociationComunidad de Propietarios
CompanySociedad
Condition precedent Condición del Contrato
ContractContrato
Council TaxIBI (Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles)
Declaration of new building work (At the Notary)Declaración de obra nueva
Deed of conveyance or deed of saleEscritura de Compraventa
DeveloperPromotor
Drainage/sewerage Alcantarillado
Encumbrance such as a right of way over the property Servidumbre
Estate AgencyInmobiliaria
Estate agentAgente de propiedad inmobiliario
Final titleEscritura de Compraventa
Foreigner’s Identification NumberNIE (Numero de Identificación de Extranjeros)
FurnitureMuebles
Gas/ElectricityGas / Electricidad
GuaranteeGarantía
Habitation licenceCertificado de Habitabilidad
IncomeRenta
Initial deposit Deposito
InsuranceSeguros(s)
Insurance policyPóliza de seguros
KeyLlave
KitchenCocina
Land RegistryRegistro de propiedad
Land Registry SearchNota Simple
LawLey
LawyerAbogado
Lead in paintwork Plomo en pintura
LicenceLicencia
Light (but often refers to electricity)Luz
Loan Préstamo
Loan with mortgageHipoteca
Local land tax due by the person who owns the property on 1 January of each year – owner/occupiers pay bothImpuesto de Bienes Inmuebles (IBI)
Local occupancy tax due by the person who resides in the property on 1 January of each yearN/A
Mandatory reports on certain aspects such as termites, asbestos, lead in paintwork etc comparable to HIPS  in UKN/A
Mortgage/chargeHipoteca
MunicipalityMunicipio
Notary PublicNotario
Official value of the propertyValor Catastral
Olive GroveOlivar
Planning permissionPermiso de obra
PlotTerreno / Parcela
Plot (of land)Parcela
Power of AttorneyPoder
Preliminary binding agreement Contrato de reserva
PropertyPropiedad
Purchase / Buying and sellingCompra / compraventa
Purchase contractContrato de compraventa
Purchase pricePrecio de compraventa
Raw Agricultural LandFinca rustica
Report on natural and technological risks local to the property N/A
Reservation contractContrato de reserva
ResidentResidente
Sale pricePrecio de Compraventa
Sceptic tankPozo séptico
Stamp/registration duty Impuesto de Actos Jurídicos / Impuesto de Transmisiones Patrimoniales
Statutory 7 day cooling-off period N/A
Statutory report on energy performance of propertyN/A
Storage roomTrastero
Swimming PoolPiscina
TaxImpuesto
Tax consultantAsesor fiscal
Termites/stag beetleTermita / Ciervo
TerraceTerrasa
Title DeedEscritura
Title OfficeRegistro de la Propiedad
Town HallAyuntamiento
Transitional titleN/A
VAT (Value Added Tax)IVA (Impuesto Valor Añadido)
WillTestamento