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Cost of writing a will

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 11:52am
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Bex

Bex

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Hi everyone

I need to write a will when I come over in January and my solicitor says it will cost 150€, which seems a little high to me in comparison to what I paid over here in UK. It includes the notary cost too. 

Does anyone know the going rate?

Many thanks. 

Jackie

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Wed Oct 4, 2017 12:17pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 12:17pm

I paid 50 Euros to One Way Services in Quesada, including the Notary costs in March. My Father went in July, but the cost had gone up to 100 Euros.

Bex

Bex

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Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:08pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:08pm

Hi there.  Thats really helpful. What a jump in price in such a short time! Maybe the notary cost has gone up - my solicitor has been really good so far and has given me help a number of times with various enquiries without charge so I don’t think she will be trying to rip me off at this point. 

I think I will contact One Way Services and see what their current price is. 

Thanks so much for taking time to reply. I really appreciate it. 

Take care, Jackie 

SClayton

Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:10pm

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Location: Santa Pola

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:10pm

Bex wrote:

Hi everyone

I need to write a will when I come over in January and my solicitor says it will cost 150€, which seems a little high to me in comparison to what I paid over here in UK. It includes the notary cost too. 

Does anyone know the going rate?

Many thanks. 

Jackie

Having just made my Will 2 minutes algo, l am sitting at the notary's office as l read your text. 45 € in Santa Pola.

Bex

Bex

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Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:36pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:36pm

Hi there. Thats brilliant. Could you please let me know the Solicitor. 

Many thanks. Jackie

SClayton

Wed Oct 4, 2017 3:00pm

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Location: Santa Pola

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 3:00pm

Hello Jackie, yes of course. His name is Rafael Mestre Gomez Tel: 96 669 4038. As it happens l was waiting to see the Notary after my Will had been written up and had not paid yet. The cost was actually 38.10 Euro. It is right near the 500 year castle in Santa Pola so worth the visit. Have English speaking staff too. All the best.

Bex

Bex

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Wed Oct 4, 2017 3:27pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 3:27pm

Thank you so much. You have just saved me 110€!! 

Best wishes. Jackie

TheRower

Wed Oct 4, 2017 3:45pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 3:45pm

SClayton wrote:

Having just made my Will 2 minutes algo, l am sitting at the notary's office as l read your text. 45 € in Santa Pola.

Hi,

Just wanted to check. So thats the Solicitor and Notary for a combined cost of 38 Euros?

SClayton

Wed Oct 4, 2017 4:12pm

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Location: Santa Pola

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Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 4:12pm

The 38.10 € was for writing up my Will.  He also did the conveyancing and wrote up the deeds to my property last week. They perform other functions that a solicitor might do in the UK. I have not yet paid for deeds. Glad to have been of help.

Kimmy11

Thu Oct 5, 2017 1:26pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 5, 2017 1:26pm

Hi Bex,

That sounds like a bargain to me.  My husband and I paid Eu 300 each for our lawyer to do our Wills.  The important thing is to ensure that your Will is written and Notarised in both Spanish and English, and is written with UK Law prevailing.  This latter point is vital if you own property in Spain, as Inheritance Law here does not pass property to relatives in the same way as it does in the UK. 

You'll receive a copy of your notarised Will, a copy will be retained by the Notary and another copy is registered with the General Registry of Wills in Madrid.

A good idea to get alternative quotes, you just need to make sure you're comparing services like for like.

Kind regards,

Kimmy

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