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Old Jul 31st 2006, 9:36 am
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Hi to all,

Im sure there as been a thread along these lines recently. I am over in Spain in a couple of weeks and we are buying a car on a private sale, the owner has all the paperwork and is willing to deliver the car at cost, a few pointers would be handy.

1, where do i transfer ownership is the local traffic department (jefatura provincial de trafico) the only place and are these only in Major towns.

2, If i get a bill of sale in Spanish, a copy of the owners NIE and passport do both parties need to be present.

3, what documents should i be looking to collect at the time of sale.

4, What is the rate for transfering a vehicle is it a percentage of value.

5, Is any yearly road tax transferable, and if not do i pay the tax for the year at the local traffic dept? and do i then need the ITV and my own insurance as in the UK

6, Any pitfalls or points i should be aware of that i have not covered, maybe debts against the vehicle etc.

Well sorry for that lot but as you guys are a wealth of knowledge and experience it shoul'nt be a problem.

Regards to all from The Wet UK
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Get a gestor to do the transfer for you, get him to check there are no debts ie loans tickets etc,on the car, otherwise as the owner you are responsible. He will do all the paperwork etc, and they dont charge a lot, maybe get the seller to pay for the transfer
Its best for both to be present then both know whats happening.
Transfer fee is 4% of value.
Itv, road tax go with the car and if you are lucky maybe whats left of the car ins.
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Get a gestor to do the transfer for you, get him to check there are no debts ie loans tickets etc,on the car, otherwise as the owner you are responsible. He will do all the paperwork etc, and they dont charge a lot, maybe get the seller to pay for the transfer
Its best for both to be present then both know whats happening.
Transfer fee is 4% of value.
Itv, road tax go with the car and if you are lucky maybe whats left of the car ins.

Thanks for your reply, can a notary perform the same tasks and do you have to make an appoitment for a gestor or notary

Thanks Paul
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Originally Posted by PaulLes
Thanks for your reply, can a notary perform the same tasks and do you have to make an appoitment for a gestor or notary

Thanks Paul
I think a notary wont do that sort of thing, aren`t they more into oaths and things like that ?
You should make an appointment, after all this is Spain
You will probably find one local on Google.

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No, a notary won't do it. You definitely need a gestor but make sure that it is one who specialises in dealing with DGT and not one who just passes it on to someone who does.
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Originally Posted by PaulLes
Hi to all,

Im sure there as been a thread along these lines recently. I am over in Spain in a couple of weeks and we are buying a car on a private sale, the owner has all the paperwork and is willing to deliver the car at cost, a few pointers would be handy.

1, where do i transfer ownership is the local traffic department (jefatura provincial de trafico) the only place and are these only in Major towns.

2, If i get a bill of sale in Spanish, a copy of the owners NIE and passport do both parties need to be present.

3, what documents should i be looking to collect at the time of sale.

4, What is the rate for transfering a vehicle is it a percentage of value.

5, Is any yearly road tax transferable, and if not do i pay the tax for the year at the local traffic dept? and do i then need the ITV and my own insurance as in the UK

6, Any pitfalls or points i should be aware of that i have not covered, maybe debts against the vehicle etc.

Well sorry for that lot but as you guys are a wealth of knowledge and experience it shoul'nt be a problem.

Regards to all from The Wet UK
Hi Lespaul...
We are also buying a car privatly and our friend is going to try and sort things out for us at the Spanish end.....using a gestor. The car will stay in Spain but the owner is coming back to the UK. Just wanted to say what a good post.....asking all the relevant questions....to which I know none of the answers!
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Originally Posted by PaulLes
1, where do i transfer ownership is the local traffic department (jefatura provincial de trafico) the only place and are these only in Major towns.
no, go to a gestoria.

Originally Posted by PaulLes
2, If i get a bill of sale in Spanish, a copy of the owners NIE and passport do both parties need to be present.
yes, it has to be signed in front of the gestoria. you will also need the years taxes receipt, and the ficha technica, as well as a current itv, your padron certificate, your nie certificate and passport...they wont do the transfer without them.

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3, what documents should i be looking to collect at the time of sale.
a justificante so that you can drive the car until the papers come thru. the ficha technica is a green A5 document, rather like the "V5" of a spanish plated vehicle. it doesn´t have the owners name on. you can either collect the papers or they will post them to you. you will obviously also need car insurance on or before the day that the car is collected. you will obviously have to pay for the car. and you have to pay for the transfer.

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4, What is the rate for transfering a vehicle is it a percentage of value.
4% of the value of the car today, based on what it was valued at to buy new. plus 60€ which goes to the gestor. for example i paid 187€ to transfer a 1996 megane that i paid 800€ for, 60€ going to the gestor, 127€ was the transfer tax.

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5, Is any yearly road tax transferable, and if not do i pay the tax for the year at the local traffic dept? and do i then need the ITV and my own insurance as in the UK
yes it is transferable. and no, you pay it at the town hall in your own town. you will be hard pushed to find a gestor that will transfer ownership of a vehicle if it does not have itv. yes, you need insurance before you can legally drive the car away from private property.

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6, Any pitfalls or points i should be aware of that i have not covered, maybe debts against the vehicle etc.
any debts, ie a loan that is paying for the car or UNPAID ROAD TAX go with the car,. i´d try and make sure...


have fun and enjoy your new car unless you speak very good spanish i wouldn´t try and do it yourself, employ a gestor.
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no, go to a gestoria.

yes, it has to be signed in front of the gestoria. you will also need the years taxes receipt, and the ficha technica, as well as a current itv, your padron certificate, your nie certificate and passport...they wont do the transfer without them.

a justificante so that you can drive the car until the papers come thru. the ficha technica is a green A5 document, rather like the "V5" of a spanish plated vehicle. it doesn´t have the owners name on. you can either collect the papers or they will post them to you. you will obviously also need car insurance on or before the day that the car is collected. you will obviously have to pay for the car. and you have to pay for the transfer.

4% of the value of the car today, based on what it was valued at to buy new. plus 60€ which goes to the gestor. for example i paid 187€ to transfer a 1996 megane that i paid 800€ for, 60€ going to the gestor, 127€ was the transfer tax.

yes it is transferable. and no, you pay it at the town hall in your own town. you will be hard pushed to find a gestor that will transfer ownership of a vehicle if it does not have itv. yes, you need insurance before you can legally drive the car away from private property.

any debts, ie a loan that is paying for the car or UNPAID ROAD TAX go with the car,. i´d try and make sure...


have fun and enjoy your new car unless you speak very good spanish i wouldn´t try and do it yourself, employ a gestor.
We all rant on about rip off britain but it seems that spain is worse!- there seems to always be a charge for anything they can think of,whats going on?
maybe uk is not so bad at least there is not so MANY taxes and GESTORES and NOTARIES all charging fees that we in the uk can take care of ourselves not brain science!

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Originally Posted by paris hilton
maybe uk is not so bad at least there is not so MANY taxes and GESTORES and NOTARIES all charging fees that we in the uk can take care of ourselves not brain science!
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Seems to me Paris thats theres a charge here for just about anything we do also, its just that we've got used to them. Stealth Tax hell
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