By Daniel Gonzalez Aranda In Fees 30 Comments


It is important when buying in Spain that you have a survey undertaken before you place a deposit on a property.

In comparison to the level of investment that is required to purchase a property, the cost of a detailed surveyor’s report amounts to a small but worthwhile investment.

If any flaws or defects are detected during the survey prior to purchase, allows the client to use the inspection report as a useful negotiating tool been able to reduce the purchase price or change some of the conditions in the purchasing contract.

In the worst case scenario my advice is: walk away from the property and save yourselves thousands of euros and endless problems.

As I have worked on behalf of clients as a judicial expert to the Spanish Court, I have seen many cases of bad and unlawful business practice, so be extremely careful and do not fall into the trap of cutting corners on initial survey costs.

The legal process in Spain is long, arduous and usually very expensive. Professional inquires welcomed from lawyers.


Energy Performance Certificate: 100€ plus 21%VAT

Antiquity Certificates (pools, extensions) from 250€ plus 21%VAT

Building Surveys from 450€ plus 21%VAT

Cadastral amendment of details in local tax, corrections from 200€ plus 21%VAT

Technical Consults on site at 60€/hour with a minimum of 150€

Technical Consults in my office at 60€/hour plus 21%VAT

Professional fees for another services as: Certified Legal Reports, Land Surveys, Repairing/Refurbishment/New Projects, Project Management, Legalization Projects, Technical Assistant, Economic Valuation for Repairing Works found in the Building Survey are assessed on a case by case basis.

Building Valuation by Philip Chesler (FRICS). It is an independent service and for any requirement you must contact directly to him through his e-mail address: