"I have sought advice from Raymundo on several occasions with Spanish-related legal work. His extensive Spanish legal knowledge (especially relating to property), excellent technical legal skills, good value, punctual response to questions, fluent English and ability to explain Spanish law in a clear and concise way to non-Spaniards are just some of the reasons why I always seek advice from him when I have a Spanish legal matter. Raymundo also writes well-written, insightful articles in English on a whole range of topical Spanish legal issues. If you require reliable, cost-effective Spanish legal advice, I would recommend you get in touch with Raymundo."
"In 2009 Raymond Nesbitt handled a property conveyance for me. He was professional, knowledgeable, helpful and available at all times and in all aspects of the conveyance. At one point a question mark over an outstanding action by the community of owners against the property developer arose. Raymond's advice in respect of the issue blended both legal and practical advice and was valuable in making a risk assessment on the purchase."
"Having had very poor advice during our purchase and finding ourselves in real difficulty Raymond Nesbitt was recommended to us. We were immediately impressed with his understanding of our legal position and his excellent command of English which meant that he was able to explain to us clearly what his recommendations were. He also translated documents and deeds for us giving us a clear understanding of what we were signing. Raymond helped us make some tough decisions in the confident knowledge that we could trust his legal knowledge and advise and that he was acting in our best interests."
"As a Notary in England I often work closely with foreign lawyers. Raymundo and his colleagues have provided expert and prompt assistance in respect of Spanish Property matters whenever I have contacted them. My clients have been very pleased."
"I have found your service to be very efficiently operated, quick and professional. I will certainly retain your details should I or any of my fellow colleagues have need for your services in the future."
"Thank you for your prompt reply and help with Seasonal Holiday Lettings. All matters have been very efficiently dealt with. Many thanks"
" This was my first time using Raymundo to prepare the various tax documents that need filing. In the past I used a large law firm. They were fine but every time I contacted them I was referred to yet another lawyer at yet another office. With Raymundo it was a one on one. I appreciated his professionalism and I received immediate telephone or email responses. He now has all my information and will keep me informed when things need to be filed and paid."
"I discovered Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers through reading a number of Raymundo's excellent articles on a range of tax topics in Spain. I had been struggling to find good English-speaking professional services in Spain so was especially pleased to find such a friendly, clear and efficient service from LNL. I was provided with clear guidance and a spreadsheet regarding the data I needed to gather for my tax return and LNL did the rest, bringing my tax bill down 38% in the process. But, most valuable for me, I had many questions that were all answered very well; I couldn't have asked for more."
"First I would like to thank you for your quick and excellent legal advice. I have been following your contributing articles on Spanish Property Insight, I always found them easy to follow (not all lawyers make legal issues simple to understand ) and very informative, When came the time that I needed a legal advice, I thought of you and send you my request. To my surprise the answer came back almost by return and was very clear and to the point. I did followed up with some more question and the same happened. I am glad that I have contacted you and I am grateful for your advice. "
"Raymundo lavora in maniera impeccabile. La sua assistenza legale è sempre molto rapida e centrata sull’obiettivo. Pienamente soddisfatto del servizio. Grazie Larrain Nesbitt Abogados "
"We are both very grateful for your sustained effort in finalising the house sale. Your timeless effort and amazing resourcefulness was inspiring. We wish your continued success. "
"I own three properties in Spain through two entities. I recently obtained my Residencia status and in the process realized that I would be well served by looking into the inheritance situation in Spain. After a web search I found Raymundo’s articles and began communicating with him --a wonderful experience! We arranged a telephone conference and in only 30 minutes I had the background information I needed and with my most immediate questions answered. I decided to have Raymundo draw up a will to be registered with the appropriate authorities in Madrid. After sending the necessary information I had a draft almost immediately for 1/10th the cost I had been quoted by another attorney. When I learned that, contrary to other’s experience, the Embassy in Washington DC would not notarize the will, Raymundo told me that he would arrange for it to happen the next time I was in Spain – at no additional charge. Now I have accomplished that and have met this very efficient, knowledgeable, and pleasant man. I cannot recommend him more highly. "
"M?s v?lamies teikt lielu paldies un bija patiess prieks sadarboties ar Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt. Raymundo ?tri, detaliz?ti un profesion?l? manier? sniedza nepieciešam?s atbildes uz visiem jaut?jumiem saist?b? ar m?su ?res l?gumu Sp?nij?. Ieg?t? inform?cija par ?rnieka - ?pašnieka ties?b?m un pien?kumiem, neapšaub?mi, ir rad?jusi droš?bas saj?tu un dod iesp?ju p?rliecinoši p?rst?v?t m?su poz?ciju turpm?kaj?s sarun?s arm?jok?a ?pašniekiem. "
"I have used Raymond twice in the past 6 months for two separate tenancy contracts, I have been extremely pleased with his services. Constant communication has been a life saver with him informing me the ins and outs of the sometimes complicated Spanish legal system. I would highly recommend his services. "
"Thank you very much for an excellent service. "
"Having found a perfect long-term rental flat in Barcelona, I was presented with a rental contract by the owners that seemed to me to be quite non-standard. I speak Spanish fluently and have lived in Spain for many years and feel reasonably proficient in navigating here, but I was really set back after reading this contract. Searching the internet, I was happy to find a wealth of real estate related articles authored by Raymond and knew that he was just the right person to help guide me through the process of deciphering this contract. I contacted Raymond via email and received his initial response within fifteen minutes! Using email, I explained the basic terms of the rental and sent along the contract. He quickly advised me of his (very fair) fees for his services and I made payment to his account. Upon receiving the payment, Raymond immediately reviewed the contract and answered my queries in detail. He provided clear guidance, in excellent English, and I was able to plainly explain to my potential landlords where the contract deviated from standard practices. Raymond's help was invaluable and I would not hesitate to use his services again or to recommend him heartily to others. I should also point out that even though Raymond is located in the south of Spain, I am in Barcelona and he handled all of my concerns relating to this particular market perfectly. Thank you again, Raymond! "
"I just wanted to say a quick thank-you for your service. The speed that you were able to produce a rental contract for us was exceptional. We are very grateful that you were able to help us through the entire process, even when we were confused ourselves! You may rest assured we will certainly use your company in the future. "
"Fantastic...this was great...I feel much more confident now... thanks so much for the quick help. "
"Many thanks for the explanation and for the savings on the tax payable"
"We received excellent easy-to-understand service from Raymundo Nesbitt in drawing up our Spanish wills and seeing us through the process with the notary in Marbella."
"We are very grateful for your expertise and attention to detail and we have appreciated all your speedy responses to all my queries over recent months. Many thanks for your hard work!"
"I recently employed Nesbitt-Larrain Abogados for the conveyancing of my new (old) Spanish property in Granada. Raymundo was really helpful throughout the process and generous with advice and signposting to a range of excellent, easy to understand articles to support my understanding. I found these articles really helpful throughout the process and they enabled me to get a better understanding of what’s required from me as a property owner in Spain. Raymundo was also efficient and supportive throughout and in addition, responded quickly to emails and calls. I have no reservations about the additional bonus of him being bi-lingual and having applied knowledge of both UK and Spanish legal and fiscal systems and I would not hesitate to highly recommend him and the services he provides."
"Thank you so much for completing this, we really appreciate the thorough way you do business and this makes us feel at ease. We would certainly recommend you to potential customers."
"I found Lorrain Nesbitt Abogados on-line via a web search and found there very informative short essays. I was looking to rent in Madrid, so engaged them to help me review the contract before signing. Reymundo personally dealt with me, he was super fast and very knowledgeable in answering my questions and reviewed the contract the same day, thus helping me secure my rental property with minimal fuss. I will certainly use their services again as I am hoping to purchase in the coming year. Thank you Reymundo."
"You can read all you like on the Internet, but I was left with more questions and a heap of indefinite and possibly outdated answers. We needed clarity on some issues regarding a lease agreement and we needed the information to be current. Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt was able to field these questions with precision and speed, thanks to which we were able to make necessary decisions with confidence."
"As a former digital nomad of 5 years, who moved 6 times before attaining residency in Spain, I was overjoyed to finally sign a long term lease with a landlord who assured me she had no intention of moving back into her house, that I could stay as many years as I desired. When I was suddenly informed that my landlord intended to sell her house 7 months into my long term lease, I Googled my rental rights and came across Raymond Larrain Nesbitt’s well-written articles on Spanish renters rights and common illegal rental clauses. As an SEO, I not only greatly appreciated his use of content to attract clientele, in a world of bungling Spanish lawyers Raymond’s service was reassuringly prompt, thorough and clear. A massive amount of stress and anxiety has been lifted knowing my rights, negotiating position, and that, with Lauren Nesbitt Abogados on my side, I have the right to remain without rental price hikes for at least 3 years."
"I found the tax obligations on our holiday rental confusing to say the least so contacted Larrain Nesbitt. Raymond was helpful, with clear advice, very responsive, patient with my questions and certainly delivered on their tax saving promise."
"We worked with Raymundo to sell out apartment in Alhaurin Golf. I can highly recommend Raymundo who is one of the most proactive lawyers I have ever come across. He kept us informed throughout the entire process, worked through challenges and was at all times very professional. Thanks to his professionalism, and with the holiday season on the way, we sold the apartment within a record six weeks. We will continue to use Raymundo for our taxes, wills and strongly recommend for all legal matters."
"Raymundo has given a quick and straightforward help to avoid the most common pitfalls when moving to Spain. He is easy to work with and efficient."
"We have used RL Nesbitt services for the first time, to register our Q3 2018 tax return for holiday rental income. Raymundo has always been super responsive to all our questions and provided excellent informative advice. We are very happy with his services and recommend him unreservedly."
"Like many, I came across Raymundo through his excellent articles in Spanish Property Insights. He was the natural choice to prepare my Spanish Will which he did with commendable efficiency and speed. Since then, he has freely, and without delay, given his advice on a number of legal issues for which I am both grateful and reassured - the Spanish legal system can seem daunting but he makes it all clear and understandable. I will definitely be using his accounting and taxation services for holiday lettings and would not hesitate to recommend him."
"Thank you Lorraine Nesbitt Abogados for your straight forward pricing and your thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the laws concerning short term, long term and seasonal lets. Your professionalism and timeliness made the process very easy to maneuver for us all the way from the US. We will not hesitate to recommend your firm or to contact you again in the future. "
"Dear Raymund, Many thanks for the wonderful service you have provided me with. Kind Regards, Mike McKenzie. "
" I used Larrain Nesbit for the first time this year to pay my annual NRIIT. In comparison with the previous company I have used for the last few years, the service I received from Raymond was super efficient and super fast! Will definitely use again."
"Thank you for the swift completion and more than happy with the service. "
"We found Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt through reading his informative and well written articles in the 'Spanish Property Insight' blog that we've been subscribing to for many years. The service we received from Larraín Nesbitt Abogados was excellent - highly professional in every way and very efficient. The contract they produced for us was professionally executed and the service was speedy and reliable. We had a tight time deadline and they didn't let us down. They responded promptly to all of our emails and a timeline was always given to let us know when things would be ready - this was really helpful and reassuring. Thank you Raymundo, we hope to use you again in the future. "
"I would be more than happy to recommend Larraín Nesbitt Abogados. Raymond was helpful, and his instructions/advice were very clear. The work was carried out quickly and thoroughly."
"I would recommend this company to anybody that has a need to pay tax in Spain. They have an excellent website and are extremely helpful in answering any queries you may have, and best of all, their charges are extremely reasonable."
"Being very satisfied with efficient service in filing and paying imputed income taxes over a number of years on Spanish property with four joint owners."
"The service provided by Raymundo in helping us file our Spanish Holiday rental tax returns was excellent. We were new to Spanish tax issues and Raymondo guided us through it with expertise, brilliant efficiency and most importantly in simple English! Thank you for your help."
"After much searching on the internet to try to understand the Spanish taxation for non residents with a holiday rental I decided to contact Raymundo at LNL. The Marbella based lawyers that we had used for other services in the past were extremely poor at responding to emails so I didn't hold up much hope for anything different. To my surprise Raymundo was extremely responsive and very clear in his explanations. It is a relief to find a company that provides such a quick and efficient service. We will definitely be using them for all our future property needs."
"A big thank you for your help with our Spanish Taxes. You have saved us a lot of time, effort and have saved us money. We highly recommend your service. Thank you."
"The process of registering through Raymond for assessment and payment of Spanish tax on our holiday rental property could not have been simpler. Raymond is bi-lingual and is extremely helpful and informative. "
"We are grateful for your expert advice and the excellent manner in which you managed our affairs. The work was completed expeditiously, the cost well within our budget giving us all round satisfaction. Please regard us as future customers should the need arise."
"We have no hesitation in recommending Raymond of Larrain Nesbitt for arranging your tax affairs for you. He is very knowledgeable about Spanish tax law, friendly and a great quick communicator as his written and spoken English is excellent."
"My dealings with Raymundo Larrian Nesbitt made, what could have been a been a complex and intimidating process, extremely straight forward and stress free. His explanation of an unfamiliar tax system could not have been clearer, and his patience with my numerous questions was endless. I would, without hesitation, recommend Larrian Nesbitt Abogados in assisting with navigating the Spanish tax system. I was also reassured that they are on a HMRC list of approved Spanish legal firms."
"Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers provided an outstanding service in connection with establishment of my Spanish will. All legal clarifications were handled swiftly and the document was delivered as agreed. Great value for money without comprimising on quality. "
"Thank you Raymond. Excellent service and a very quick turn around after I first contacted you. Regards, Tony Robinson"
"Thank you for your help with our recent tenancy agreement questions. The issues at hand were well clarified by your forthright and very understandable opinion. Money well spent without question. And the key elements spelt out so categorically made it easy to contest the illegal agreement which we had signed with the real estate agency."
"I saw this company advertised on Spanish Property Insight and thought I would give them a go as I was fed up with the increasing cost of getting my NRIIT returns done each year. Well, all I can say is 10 out of 10, excellent! They were very helpful, efficient, quick and their fee is very, very fair. I will certainly be using them again."
"I can assure you that my weekend was much better than it would have been without your work!"
"My wife and I were very impressed with the excellent service that we personally received from Raymondo. Our queries were answered quickly and concisely and with a perfect command of the English language. It was a great help that there was no need to communicate in Spanish. We quickly gained the impression that Raymondo was a person who genuinely enjoyed imparting knowledge as part of his vocation. We offer our sincere thanks for his invaluable advice in this instance."
"Raymond helped my wife and I with an urgent requirement to file and pay our non-resident property taxes (and avoid harsh penalties) in response to a tax summons we received from the tax department. We hadn’t used Raymond before, but emailed him having read some of his articles on the Spanish Property Insight website. Raymond provided a very responsive service, with the costs for his services advised upfront and clear explanations and instructions provided in excellent English throughout the process. Thank you so much Raymond!"
"I am very relieved to have found Reymundo to handle my the taxation on my holiday letting. He gives personal service and answers all my questions promptly. I can highly recommend his company to anyone who needs assistance with the Spanish tax - or legal system."
"My husband and I were very impressed with Raymundo’s knowledge and professionalism the first time we met him. Subsequently his company helped us with our tax regarding Seasonal Holiday Lettings. The efficiency and speed with which they made sure everything went smoothly made the whole process easy for us. Their very reasonable and fair fees were welcomed, too We have already recommended them to a few of our friends in the same situation and will certainly continue using their services. "
"I used Raymondo to draft a " SEASONAL LET" contract for me for renting out my apartment. He gave sound advice, and responded promptly to my questions, and produced the draft contract in quick time. I certain will use him again and would recommend him to anyone, David Scott, Mijas."
"Thank you Raymond!! I really appreciate your assistance with this. If I have any other needs during the inheritance procedure I will certainly contact you."
"We have owned property in Spain for more than 17 years and worked with various lawyers on a number of different projects but none of them have given us the confidence and speedy assistance that Raymundo gives time after time. With the laws in Spain so complicated, especially in regard to holiday lettings, it is so important to completely understand what is required and have confidence in the advice that you are receiving; Raymundo gives this in bucket loads. We wish we had found him before!"
"We have used a couple of accountants to submit our Spanish tax returns, which are far too complex for us to deal with ourselves. We found Raymundo very efficient, he dealt with matters very quickly and was clear in his explanations. Hopefully he will continue to deal with our tax affairs in the future. We would not hesitate to recommend him."
"Thank you for getting this all through for me. I am very grateful and surprised at the ease of it all."
"Are you an English speaker who struggles through some of the legal aspects of life in Spain? Save yourself worry, bother, and anxiety by engaging the services of Raymundo Nesbitt and his associates. We have used his offices twice, both with excellent results. In our first encounter he reviewed an apartment lease for us, and gave us confidence to sign and pay 4500 € in deposits. Our most recent need for assistance involved the sale of our car as we were leaving the country. We had not achieved resident status, but Raymundo's interaction with the dealer and alternative identity documents allowed the transaction to go forward. We can highly and unreservedly recommend Raymundo Nesbitt and his team to sort out your legal situation, whatever it is. Valerie Ishmael and Gerald McDearmon Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, formerly of San Sebastian, Espana"
"If anyone is looking for a solicitor in Spain, I would like to highly recommend Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt. My elderly mother recently sold her property in Malaga and unfortunately her tenants were not very cooperative people. However with Raymundo’s hard work, professionalism and knowledge of the law in Spain the sale of the property was dealt with the minimum of fuss and Raymundo kept us informed every step of the way. His fees were very reasonable. What could have been a terrible situation for my mother turned out to be an excellent outcome for her and this was only possible thanks to Raymundo. I do not normally write reviews but I felt I had to on this occasion. Thanks Raymundo and all the best for the future. Regards Tony Hunt."
"I am an Owner in Marbella. I made a huge mistake and signed a very bad contract with a real estate company which I thought it is trustworthy and a friend! I found out later that they were cheating me from day one.I have contacted Mr. Raymundo and he has supported me excellently on this matter. Without his excellent advises and support I would be completely lost with this issues, specially because I don’t even live in Spain and am not familiar with the law and am not here to follow up and will cost me a lot to travel to Spain for this issue. My advice to every owner is if you want to sign a contract with anyone, regarding your prop-erty, please contact Mr. Raymundo and let him check the contract for you. It will save a lot of hassle, headache, sleepless nights and money and it is worth every penny of it specially if you are living abroad. Having a hassle like this, can cost you easily thousands of Euros and a lot of headache” S, Ehsan (Dubai, United Arab Emirates). "
"Raymundo, and his legal team recently helped my wife, and I with our Spanish tax returns for non-residents. Raymundo’s customer service is excellent. He is the complete professional. His attention to detail is outstanding, and his step-by-step communications are invaluable to non-Spanish speaking clients like myself. Quite simply, it’s the best legal service I have ever received both in Spain, and in the UK."
"Thank you for your quick and efficient dealing with regards to completing our quarterly tax returns since early 2018). I am very saisfied with your accounting service and clear communication. Most appreciated!"
"Thanks excellent! And thanks for your extra efforts and the great communication! "
"We use Raymundo to oversee our non-resident tax affairs (holiday rentals) in Spain. His expertise, prompt service and personal engagement with our affairs are invaluable. Happy to recommend his services to anyone else in our position. - CH, United Kingdom, 2019"
"With clear, concise instructions; prompt timeframes & unhesitating clarification of any queries, Raymundo made the task of obtaining a NIE less daunting. Much appreciated. Kind Regards C.M.D. 2019"
"Vi är mycket nöjda med den service och de snabba professionella svar vi alltid får. Kan varmt rekommendera deras tjänster."
"Raymundo is a highly efficient and knowledgeable lawyer. He has helped us with all our property and tax queries since last year and we cannot recommend him enough. We have gone to so many lawyers in the past eight years and we are so glad to have who found someone who we can consistently rely on."
"To whom it may concern, I have found Raymundo at Larraín Nesbitt Abogados to be friendly, knowledgeable and efficient when submitting my tax return in Spain. Regards, Steve Church."
"I engaged Raymundo of Larrian Nesbitt Lawyers to sort out my payment of tax arising from Airbnb income in Spain. My property is in Castilla La Mancha, however, it was easy to sort out everything by email. Before engaging, I had no idea what was needed, and Raymundo explained what was required and the whole process could not be simpler. I will be using Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers from now onwards."
"I don’t think I have ever had such an efficient service!"
"Raymundo knows the law well and better than many others involved in the selling process. He is extremely diligent and good to have on your side. Jeremy Sandle UK"
"You have been very very helpful, you put our minds at ease. It gave us the clarity of the whole picture and a plan of action if needed. We will certainly call upon you should we need anything else. And if we do decide to do any other real estate /leases in Spain you will be my first point of contact! "
"I was recommended Raymundo for help with a seasonal contract. After I provided all the details the contract was delivered for review after just a couple of days. He made any adjustment I required and helped me with answers for all my concerns. I can definitely recommend his services!"
"Many thanks again for the fantastic speedy service :)"
"I have been extremely happy with the support and service Raymond and his company has provided with regards to my touristic let in Mallorca. I was in a panic with only a few days to go to meet the deadline to file Q2 tax form in Spain for the first time – and he sorted it within hours. I recommend Raymond and his company to all overseas people with touristic lets in Mallorca/Spain"
"Thanks for savings us a lot of tax money, great service, mucho appreciated."
"Your advice has been invaluable to me ... I will certainly make use of your services when the time arrives for a future sale. Thank you again and keep up the excellent work"
"Myself and my wife were extremely happy with the service we received. Nothing was too much trouble and the level of communication and service was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommend the services of Larraín Nesbitt Abogados"
"Excellent advice for Holiday Rental Accounting Service and Non Residents Tax. Particularly good communication by Email which is essential for me as a UK Resident. Highly Recommended "
"I have found Raymundo’s service excellent. I had many questions I needed to ask to ensure I was choosing the right contract and each and every one of Raymundo’s replies were extremely prompt and courteous, and the information thorough and precise. "
"...There is nothing he can't do with lightning speed and unbelievable efficiency. He has guided me safely through the Spanish taxation minefield and even finds the time to send a 'polite reminder' when I'm getting too close to the tax deadline. He is such a prolific writer, it is hard to believe there is only one of him. His numerous articles and blogs have been invaluable in steering many of us through the Spanish system and he even manages to make them an entertaining read intertwined with his mischievous wit. 'Every pound is a prisoner' is one of his sayings, apparently originally one of his Gran's. I think it perfectly sums up his work ethic and how thorough he is in all that he does. Always attentive, well-informed and professional, Raymond almost sounds too good to be true. He isn't. If you want a safe pair of hands to help you with legal or tax affairs in Spain and at an honest and fair price, I suggest you email him (and then test him, timing how long it takes him to respond!)"
"Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt provided us with a great service when we were selling our Spanish property. With us based in the UK and with limited Spanish of our own, Raymond was in regular communication with us in English and explained every part of the process. Post sale Raymond advised us on how we to claim back over paid CGT and dealt with this quickly on our behalf. I would happily recommend!” "
"Raymond did a great job by calculating and paying all the different taxes (IBI, NRIIT and Basura) and setting up the direct debits with our bank. He always replies to emails quickly and clearly. Raymond is knowledgable, courteous and efficient and is good value. I can thoroughly recommend him and rate his service highly. "
"To whom it may concern, I have found Raymundo at Larraín Nesbitt Abogados to be friendly, knowledgeable and efficient when submitting my tax return in Spain. Regards, Steve Church."
"I have been following Mr. Nesbitt's online articles since my arrival to Spain some 5 years ago. They taught me many things that go far beyond conventional wisdom or information I got from other lawyers (for example, the fact that the renewal of a year-long rental contract is dependent only on the will of the tenant and may last 3-5 years, depending on changing federal regulations). In addition, Mr. Nesbitt's articles struck me as exceptionally rigorous, clear and comprehensive. Following my positive impression of his professional capacities, I consulted Mr. Nesbitt in person regarding issues concerning renting out proprieties in Spain, both for residents and non-residents. During the meeting I received clear and concise coverage of the issues. In light of the above, I warmly recommend Mr. Nesbit's services to anyone who is interested in these and related issues. A. A."
"I have been using Larraine Nisbett Abogados for two years now to assist me with legal and financial matters in Spain. First they explained to me very clearly what my obligations are, and also prepared a rental agreement for my property there. Subsequently, they have helped me by preparing the appropriate tax returns, reminding me in good time that these require to be submitted. It is particularly helpful that Raymond himself speaks prefect English and is able to explain various complex matters in a way which I can understand. In every way I have found the service which I receive as being excellent and highly professional, and have no hesitation to recommend their services to anyone who is not familiar with the Spanish legal and tax regimes. Kelso Riddell Edinburgh"
"For the first time after 4 years in Spain I was given a professional lawyer service. There were so many different issues which went wrong before inspite of the fact that we always used solicitors (both private and for the company. I contacted Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt through website Spanish Property regarding Non-resident Income tax /short term rentals through Airbnb). No meetings or discussions for hours. Directly after contact a brief information about the process was send to me by mail. I send requested docs and filled in attached spreadsheets for expenses by mail. After 2 days taxes for each quarter were declared and with a HUGE TAX RELIEF Taxes were much lower than I expected. I received professional, transparent and effective lawyer service first time during 4 years in Spain. I will ask Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt for other services in the future. My high recommendations to everybody who has problems with property market issues in Spain. Unfortunately there are many…"
"Raymond from Larrain Nesbitt Abogados, Marbella was invaluable in helping us to pay the NRIT Taxes. We are not fluent in Spanish & were unclear about how much tax was due & how to pay it. Raymond provided a great service in organising the paying of those taxes at a reasonable fee. M H (Dublin)"
"I have pleasure in recommending the services supplied by Larrain Nesbit lawyers to any other people who like myself own a rental property in Spain but also struggle badly to grasp precisely what needs to be done to stay within the law and not risk in some cases a very heavy fine. I searched for quite a while before discovered Raymond and his company and I am delighted that I did as his knowledge and advice and his integrity are second to none. Raymond also has an excellent command of both the written and spoken English and it is always a pleasure to speak with him when required. Raymond always alerts us in time to submit whatever returns are due for taxation and has saved us a substantial amount already in the relatively short time we have used his company, in fact he usually saves us more than his fees so he provides excellent value plus the knowledge that his services are done correctly which in itself is very important. Just recently I thought my annual tax was due for payment and sent him the fees to cover his work for this,only to be told the next day that he had checked our account and that he had already paid and filed our return which we had simply overlooked and asked if we would like a refund or for him to hold the money for a future tax quarter return in 2020 which we happily agreed to do. I can honestly say that with Raymond you are probably in the safest hands of one of, if not the leading tax expert in Spain. David and Pauline Flynn, Roquetas de Mar Almeria."
"A quick, efficient and professional service in the registration of my property as a holiday home. I would highly recommend larrain nesbitt abogados to anybody seeking to do the same. My only regret is that I did not know about this service much sooner."
"A fast and efficient turnaround, with detailed advice on my rental contract. Clarification of what is and what is not allowed by law in terms of what landlords can ask regarding deposits. I would recommend Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers if you want good advice and peace of mind. "
"This is a true and honest testimonial on behalf of Mary and Michael Hanly for Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt Solicitor. We dealt with Raymundo on the purchase of our new apartment in Spain. From the beginning we felt in good and safe legal hands with Raymundo, his approach is clear and precise, and no detail left unexplored. Raymundo takes a holistic approach to understand fully your needs for your particular set of circumstances. Raymundo speaks excellent English which was very important to us as we wanted to understand that we had everything correct as required for the purchase of our new holiday home. The service that Raymundo and his team offer is comprehensive and can include Notary visits, bank account opening, setting up of utilities, Spanish Wills and ensuring all relevant documentation is gathered and processed in a timely manner for the sale to proceed. We consider Raymundo to a very conscientious and through professional and was excellent at communicating with us, at every stage of the process, which really set our minds at ease . He was able to assist us on setting up ‘power of attorney’ and this was wonderful facility, as it meant we didn’t have to travel every time something needed to be signed during the process. We would have no hesitation in recommending Raymundo and his team to anyone looking for a comprehensive and professional legal service. We will use Raymundo again for any future legal needs we may have."
"I retained Raymond for the preparation of a long term lease of my apartment and am very pleased with the service provided. The initial response was prompt, outlining the process, options available and fees associated (reasonable). The process went as prescribed; and timelines maintained. I appreciated most, the professionalism and responsiveness. I was not kept waiting for answers - I received replies. Can’t say enough about this. Thanks Raymond, a quality experience. BM "
"Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers provided me with very affordable and professional service to setup our NRITT payment for our property in Valencia. Raymundo is very responsive and knowledgeable, which is very evident from the information provided. I already am committed to allow Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers to handle my Legal and Tax matters when I retire in Spain in the future after 30+ years of Expat career. "
"An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns bei Herrn Nesbitt und sein Team bedanken für seinen perfekten Job. Wir haben die Dienstleistungen seiner Firma seit einigen Jahren in Anspruch genommen und waren in dieser Zeit immer sehr zufrieden. Er antwortet immer sehr pünktlich und genau. Er gab uns recht schnelle und klare Antworten und Vorschläge, um uns bei der Lösung der Probleme zu helfen. Für uns, die außerhalb Spaniens leben und die Einzelheiten des spanischen Rechts und der spanischen Besteuerung nicht kennen, ist er derjenige, der zuverlässig und hilfsbereit ist, und wir haben immer das Gefühl gehabt, dass wir zu ihm zurückkehren können, um seinen Rat und seine Hilfe zu erhalten. Taking this oportunity we would like to thank Mr. Nesbitt and his team for his perfect job. We have used the service of his company for a few years by now and during this time we always were very satisfied with his way of working. Always goes deeper into the questions or problems, he gave us quite quick and clear answers and suggestions to help us to solve the issues. For us living outside of Spain and not knowing the details of Spanish law and taxation, he is the one who is reliable and helpful and we always feel that we can come back to him to get his advise and help. "
"I was happy with the services provided by Larrain Nesbitt Abogados. Their communication in particular was excellent, very clear, concise and helpful. Thanks"
"I got a link to Larraín Nesbitt Abogados through the Spanish Property Insight website. I was seeking a Nota Simple for my property in Barcelona. The fee was reasonable and the turnaround was almost immediate. Often responses can be days in Spain, they responded almost immediately each time we communicated. I would use them again."
"Rapid and full explanation as to what tax filings were required, effective and efficient processing of filing. A good service. Many thanks. MC"
"We used the services of Larrain Nesbitt Abogados to sort our Spanish Tax affairs in 2020. I have to say we were delighted with the level of attention we received. The whole process was made very straightforward, quiet painless and was completed speedily. We can definitely recommend them. Richard & Fiona "
"You and your team have dealt with my accounts excellently, and I have greatly appreciated your efficiency, and clear and prompt communications throughout – thank you."
"I would like to take this opportunity to compliment the service offered by Raymond In Larrain Nesbitt Abogados. In the middle of a pandemic he showed amazing skill and attention to detail. He sorted out our tax problem with the council with great knowledge and efficiency. Thank you so much Raymond."
"Excellent service. Income and expense schedule simple, clear and easy to complete. Any questions answered promptly and efficiently. I can sincerely recommend. HC"
"Thank you for your fast and reliable service! I am very happy with choosing your company and will do again the future! "
"I am very satisfy to get NIE number even in this virus lockdown duration."
"Raymundo seems very knowledgeable about Spanish inheritance law and provided information on how a U.S. inheritance would be impacted if I were a tax resident in Spain. I spoke to him from California for 40 minutes, and I left the conversation armed with much more information. He even answered a couple of followup questions by email. I would use him again."
"Turning to your request for a testimonial, I wish to say that I would not hesitate to recommend your Practice to anyone looking to retain the services of an accountant"
"Thank you for being so fabulously efficient as always !"
"Can I also just say how pleased I am with the excellent service you have provided."
"Consulted them, after having read their highly informative and current series of web articles regarding property and taxation in Spain, for a multi-part query involving wealth tax, inheritance tax and Brexit. They offered clear, expert, no-nonsense advice on all the issues. Highly recommended. HA"
"A very professional service. Rapid response and processing, with good attention to detail in answering questions'. MC"
"Thank you for those explanations. I really appreciate your patience with my queries because I worry a lot if I feel I don't understand things properly."
" Whilst living and working in Spain, my wife and I needed to get help and advice in declaring our UK assets as well as filing our Spanish income tax returns. After finding that our initial "gestor" did not seem to be particularly interested or motivated to help us, we were very fortunate to come across Larrain Nesbitt Abogados - someone supported by a long list of impressive testimonials! To our relief, Raymond lived up to those positive recommendations by taking care of both the overseas assets declaration (Modelo 720) and filing a joint tax return (IRPF) for us. This was all carried out very efficiently via email, in clear English and always promptly. Needless to say, we were suitably impressed. We can therefore recommend Raymond´s services without hesitation and will certainly remain in contact with him for any future such matters that we have. J. Petit, Spain, June 2020"
"Thank you to Larraín Nesbitt Abogados for providing an efficient personal service in drawing up our Spanish Wills and answering any questions that we posed. The articles on your website were very informative, showing a breadth of knowledge that gave us great comfort in choosing Larraín Nesbitt, and we wish you continued success. "
"Many thanks for your excellent service."
"I have read many of Raymond’s articles online and when I had a complicated tenancy problem I wrote to him even though his practice was in Marbella and my problem was in Alicante. He responded to my email immediately and freely advised me of my legal position. My problem is now solved, at a very reasonable price and in record time. I cannot thank Raymond enough for the clarity and succinctness of his advice. Signed Collin Robert Cook "
"Thank you as always for your amazing help and expertise! V grateful// Marie "
"Larrain Nesbit Abogados are Professional, knowledgeable, efficient and over and beyond to provide 1st class service. "
"Larraín Nesbitt Abogados helped us with a couple of matters this year and we were very pleased with the residency service we received. Securing our residencia in Spain during a time of Brexit-related uncertainty was handled very well despite the constantly moving goalposts for this process. Raymundo and his team are very thorough and inspire confidence from the first meeting. We knew it was important finding a reliable and trustworthy legal advisor upon moving to Spain and we won’t hesitate to call on Larraín Nesbitt Abogados for all future matters."
"LNA provided me with clear, simple to follow and actionable advice, free of jargon. The fast responses and no nonsense service means that when I take the plunge to buy property in Spain I’ll use their services for conveyancing and ongoing tax management. Rob - London. "
"We would like to thank you for your assistance with the problems we had in respect of the property tax on our Spanish apartment. We found your service to be both professional and diligent and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services. "
"Thank you for all your help in drawing up our Wills. Wishing you all the best in these difficult times."
"Having dealt with different legal advisors over the years, in different jurisdictions, always nice to find someone like Raymond - clear, concise and practical legal advice, helpful observations and a friendly, proactive way of dealing with things. If you're considering professional legal support in Spain I'd definitely recommend Larraín Nesbitt Abogados"
"I have been a reader of Mr. Larrain Nesbitt blogs for more than three years. These blogs helped me and continue to help to navigate through legislative changes affecting my affairs in Spain. No wonder when the time has come to write my Spanish will, I chose his firm to do so. As I was writing simultaneously several wills covering my assets in various jurisdictions, I had a lot of questions concerning domicile issues, potential conflicts among the wills, and so on. Unlike my previous dealings with Spanish advocates, I have not encountered the attitude: “We know better what is good for you” So all my questions were answered patiently, promptly and in a professional manner. I am pleased with the result and highly recommend the services of Larrain Nesbitt Abogados. VS, Barcelona. "
" I would not hesitate to recommend Raymond Nesbitt's firm. All of our dealings have been conducted by email, but he has always responded very promptly to questions. The lease he prepared for me was excellent, and bi-lingual of course. His charges were very reasonable by UK standards and his "after sales" service has been simply superb."
"(Residency) I do not know how to appreciate that, thank you. You have a great day."
"Raymundo and his team are a godsend to ex-pats trying to understand and manage the legal landscape in Spain. Efficient and professional service. Highly recommend for legal issues around Spanish property. MH - Ireland"
"Thank you for an excellent service I will highly recommend you . Thanks"
"Thank you for your efforts. "
"Good Afternoon Raymundo, It is with great pleasure that I record my satisfaction for the manner in which you and your team have provided me with legal services. It gives peace of mind knowing that we are kept in step with the law, everything explained in detail and with no delays. Most importantly, no exorbitant charges, allowing us to keep within budget. Please pass on our our heartfelt congratulations to all members of your team and staff. Yours sincerely Harold Petty Jr"
"(House purchase) Raymond Nesbitt gave us excellent legal advice while assisting us with our first Spanish property purchase. Despite COVID-19, he was always prompt in his responses to us and made us feel at ease throughout the entire purchase process. He helped us navigate potential pitfalls and saved us a lot of time and effort. "
"(Taxation) Many thanks again to Larrain Nesbitt Abogados for prompt efficient service in completing our 4 NRIIT returns for 2019 - MW'. I hope you, family and colleagues have as great a christmas/New Year as possible in this strange world and that 2021 will bring a saner, virus free envionment."
"(Residency) My wife and I engaged Raymundo to help us with our padron and residencia applications, which were becoming urgent due to the approaching end of Brexit transition period at the end of December 2020, as well as filing of our NRIIT returns. Raymondo and his team provided a very responsive and efficient service, with the costs for his services advised upfront and clear explanations and instructions provided in excellent English throughout the process. Thank you so much Raymondo! "
"(Conveyance) Raymond was a very understanding and supportive lawyer who was able to patiently explain the legal process in Spain and provide clear instructions on what I needed to do as I was unable to be in Spain during the whole process. The legal process concluded without drama and I am very happy with the service provided."
"(Taxation) I used the services of Larrain Nesbitt Abogados to submit my NRIT return for my Spanish property for 2019. I found Raymond to be a very thorough and competent professional. He informed me what documents were required, answered my emails promptly, completed & submitted the NRIT return & set up a direct debit for the tax with my bank. MH (Dublin)"
"If you need an oasis of legal advice, get in touch with them right now. -B.D."
"(Taxation) I found Raymond’s website while trawling the internet to find information on owning a property in Spain. When I contacted him he was extremely efficient, explained everything I needed to do and then set it all up. His service is superb to say the least and I would advise anyone who has a property or is thinking of buying a property in Andalusia to contact him. You won’t go wrong. "
"(Residency) Despite Covid and Brexit deadlines, Raymundo’s prompt professional attention, perfect English, up to the minute knowledge, organisation of all prerequisites, electronic system access, properly completed documentation, fee payment and provision of a bi lingual agent at all official meetings, enabled our Residentia application to run smoothly to deadline. We could not have done it without him. Based on this experience I shall have no hesitation in using his services in the future. "
"(Residency) Raymond and the team were knowledgeable, helpful and handled the entire residency process for me from start to finish. I am very grateful - thank you so much! E.D"
"(Residency) Raymond and his team are beyond amazing! My wife and I cannot give them enough praise. He took care of our residency permit and explained everything very clearly from the beginning and was ALWAYS available when we had any questions. He was always an email or phone call away and carried our process from beginning to end. We will recommend him to everyone we know that we think he may possibly be able to help. Without a doubt the best immigration attorney in town hands down!"
"(Residency) It was in 2014 that my wife and I started considering moving to Spain for retirement. I started doing my research and discovered the Golden Visa (GV) plan that was suitable for us. It was during that time that I came across an article written by Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt. His article was clear, concise and gave very valuable information on the GV schemes, application process and most importantly the due diligence considerations to avoid pitfalls, mistakes and problems. In late 2019, Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt handled our family GV application process. Raymundo and his team made our GV application process very easy for us. We always felt that Raymundo and his team were reachable either by e-mail or by social media and they were swift on their answers. We were very impressed by their way of doing business and how they tracked and controlled every step such that our GV application process went very smooth and was approved in a very short time by Madrid. It is our plan to continue working with Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt for all our future legal needs in Spain and I gladly recommend working with him to all expats planning to move to Spain and interested in securing the Spanish law on their side. Moreover, I would highly recommend all his articles that are published in ‘Spanish Property Insight’ related to real estate property acquisition, taxes, Spanish GV law & application, writing a Will, inheritance considerations, etc. They are extremely pertinent to expats considering moving to Spain through GV plan as an investor or through property acquisition. Mr. Youssef Abbaoui – Canadian Expat living in KSA. "
"I consulted with Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt on a complex Community purchase contract and received exceptionally prompt and professional advice. He provided a very knowledgeable assessment of the governing Spanish law in clear and precise English. His careful analysis was critical to exposing major errors in the proposed transaction. I can highly recommend his legal services and polite and professional advice. "
"We received a very professional service from Larrain Nesbitt Abogados for drafting a tenant rental agreement. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services. AR; London, UK."
"(House sale) J'ai récemment vendu ma propriété en Espagne et mon avocat Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt de Larrain Nesbitt Abogados était mon représentant légal. Je dois dire que j'ai été entièrement satisfait du service que j'ai reçu de Raymundo et que je le consulterai très certainement à nouveau lorsqu'une opportunité se présentera."
"(Residency) My wife and I used Larraín Nesbitt Abogados for the application of our Residency in Spain. The firm provided guidance and assistance all the way through the process to the point when we received our TIE residency cards. Without their help, the process would have been impossible for us non-Spanish speakers. We recommend this firm to anyone going through a similar process. DDM"
" (Litigation) Larraín Nesbitt Abogados has been extremely helpful I do not know what I could have done without Raymond and his team. They have been my continued support throughout this process and I have learnt so much from Raymond with the laws and regulation in Spain. Unfortunately I was challenged with a very awkward, sneaky tenant who was infact an estate agent, so be aware and do not even trust so called professionals living in your property in Spain. Raymond communications has been nothing but outstanding, he has always been there when I needed him, replies instantly and explain in terms that we can understand with no legal jargon. The tenant eviction was successful and although it was challenging at times it especially with the Covid situation. Raymond and his team have been an immense support. I could not recommend this firm enough, and to not only help with a non paying tenant but for all other legal requirements even if it's just for information they are knowledgable and they say it how it is. Thank you Ramond and the team! FA "
"Thanks a lot . Great service "
"(Litigation) I have been faced with a difficult problem to solve concerning eviction of a tenant’s partner for non-payment of rent for over a year. It has been exacerbated by my not being able to visit Spain and have face-to-face meetings, nor to take care of my business for myself. I greatly appreciate the work which you have done for me in this matter, including introduction to a suitable representative to have a Power of Attorney in the matter. While it has been a long drawn out and expensive process, I much appreciate your clear advice and guidance with respect to the law in Spain, and in the successful conclusion of a court case and sentence for eviction which has now been completed. Thank you for your work for me. I look forward to continuing to using your services whenever I need them again."
"(House purchase) A párommal életünk els? lakását vettük meg Raymond segítségével Spanyolországban. Raymond és csapata türelemmel és komoly szaktudással segített átlátást adni a spanyol ingatlanvásárlási folyamatban, illetve a papírügyeink intézésében. Ezúttal is mégegyszer köszönjük a munkáját a Larrain Nesbitt Abogados ügyvédi irodának!"
"Expert professional advice, prompt and personal attention."
"(Residency) I have just used Raymundo to obtain our residency and provide some tax advice which has all been successfully completed. To avoid repetition, I can only endorse every word that has been written by other reviewers . Raymundo is a pleasure to deal with and a credit to his profession."
"(Taxation) This is now the second year that I have used Raymond of Larrain Nesbitt Abogados to file a joint tax return for my wife and myself, whilst I work on a mid-term contract here in Spain. As with previous occasions, I have been able to communicate with him (in English) very easily and efficiently via email, always receiving a prompt turn-around. He continues to impress and so I will continue to happily make use of his services - in my opinion, he continues to remain highly recommended in his field."
"Great news Raymundo. Well done. Very happy. I'm off to inspect the property now. So will be driving for the next hour. Very, very happy."
"(House purchase) We were very pleased with the service we received from Larraine Nesbitt in purchasing a Spanish property, together with all the additional services they offer including tax matters, utility connection and will-writing. We felt the whole process was clear, transparent and good value. We felt the company went the extra mile to accommodate all our requirements. Would definitely recommend. "
"(House sale) Great news. Thanks for all your hard work much appreciated."
"I booked a consultation with Raymundo because for me the rules regarding the 90 day rule and future Spanish residence, for myself and my wife, were unclear, with many different opinions in our social circle (mostly incorrect). Raymundo clarified the legal situation perfectly in everyday practical language which was totally relevant for our personal needs. As a Chartered Accountant I was very impressed by his professionalism and will certainly use him again when we proceed with becoming Spanish residents"
"(Residency) Brexit has made the process for Spanish residency a lot more complicated but Raymundo and his team helped us through the various stages and made it as smooth as possible. We highly recommend them."
"(Taxation) Thank you very much! 95% (tax reduction) is fantastic! :) "
"(Litigation) I’m very happy with Lorrain Nesbitt Lawyers. I’ve worked with a few different lawyers in the south of Spain and Raymundo and his team outshone all with their ability to carve a path through the often obscure and slow mechanics of the legal system. A complex and protracted tenant eviction was resolved in a couple of months once Raymundo took on the case. An outstanding victory. Well done"
"(House purchase) As an American buying my first international property, I was very concerned about legal issues creating problems that would cost me significant time and money to resolve. Raymundo Larrain Nesbitt's combination of affordability, responsiveness and knowledge beat any US lawyer I've ever worked with. He even helped me work through some trust and estate issues free of charge!"
"(House purchase) I can't recommend Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers enough. Buying a property abroad can be a bit of a minefield, especially when Spanish isn't your first language, but they were brilliant in helping us to navigate the complexities. Raymundo was always extremely friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. We always felt as though we were in safe hands and that we had someone trustworthy that we could rely on if we ran into any issues with the developers. We also found his blogs on everything related to buying a property in Spain extremely useful and again just helped us see everything a lot clearer. It is without hesitation that we would recommend them to anyone looking to buy a property in Spain and likewise would use them again if we were ever to buy another property."
"(Conveyance & taxation) I have engaged Raymondo of Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers on several matters relating to my property in Spain as well as preparing my Spanish will. I do not hesitate to recommend Raymondo and his firm to anybody seeking support on Spanish legal matters. They have on every occasion provided expert advice in a very understandable and professional manner. I am an English speaker from the UK and the firm have worked with me to ensure I understand everything both linguistically and technically. In addition to their high level of professionalism, care, and technical skill, I have also found them to be thoroughly pleasant people to deal with."
"(House purchase) Following completion of the purchase of our house, my wife and I are very pleased with the service we received from Larraín Nesbitt Abogados. The purchase was done during the COVID pandemic which caused many issues for us but everything went smoothly in the end. Peter Shelford"
"(House sale) We have worked with Raymond for a number of years and always found him to be courtious, efficient and easy to work with. He has completed the Spanish tax returns for our holiday rental villa for a number of yeares and just recently the conveyancing for the sale of that villa. With the property owned by three non Spanish residents it could have been quite complicated but Raymond made the whole process very easy. I wouldn't hesitate to use Raymond again should we have any requirements in Spain in the future."
"Larrain Nesbitt Abogados provides an excellent service and I have been using them for several years for my Spanish property legal services. The turnaround time is extremely quick and the quality is excellent – I highly recommend, LJ London"
"(Residency) Thank you to you and all your team for helping us with this; I'm sorry it has been stressful at times, two babies, two busy UK businesses and a new (very hot) country is a lot! But we got there!"