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Luis has looked after all our Spanish legal and advisory needs since we purchased our property in Spain nearly ten years ago. Luis walked us through the process and making it easy, answering our questions and addressing our concerns no matter how trivial. Since the purchase, Luis has undertaken to advise us on the process of building our Villa and has looked after issues that arose following its completion in a timely, professional and compassionate manner at all times. We use Luis and his office for all our Spanish legal and regulatory needs as well as day to day assistance with local matters given our poor Spanish. This has been wide ranging and invaluable! Throughout this time Luis has been thoughtful, professional and thorough. The staff at Vicente & Otaolaurruchi Abogados are friendly, courteous and concerned about giving you the best experience. We would be more than happy to recommend them.Graeme & Jennifer WillisBelfast (UK)
My parents and I were initially recommended to use Luis Vicente of Vicente & Otaolaurruchi abogados for my house purchase about 12 years ago when I first moved to Spain. Since then, we have used Luis and his firm several times for house sales and purchases. We have always received the highest quality of service from him and his wonderful staff, and everything has been done thoroughly and efficiently. More recently we have required his services following the death of my mother. Luis handled our affairs quickly and sensitively, and his sincerity and personal involvement meant a lot to my father and I during a very difficult time. I would highly recommend Luis and his firm to anybody looking for a professional and trustworthy lawyer in this area of SpainAlex LeeteMijas (Spain)
Excellent service !! Both myself and my extended family have been buying and selling property in the Marbella area since 2000, and must say that we find the service seamless, and there is no language barrier. Also Mr Vicente’s team go the extra mile with ensuring that utilities are managed at sale and purchase, as with most transactions “the devil is in the detail”…. Additionally, when strange letters and forms arrive in the post – I scan and email them through and one of the team comes back within 24 hours with an explanation and a quote if I want them to solve the issue. We wouldn’t use anybody else Shaun WilliamsonGloucester (UK)
A company that you can most certainly trust. Luis Vicente of Vicente & Otaolaurruchi has been my solicitor since the year 2000 when we were thankfully recommended to him by the sales agent dealing with our first property purchase in the Marbella area. Luis made everything simple and easy to understand and follow and in fact took away all the pain one would experience when making transactions in a foreign country and through a system that is very different to that which you would be used too. When we decided to sell that first property and move on to a new property 6 years later we immediately contact Luis to act on our behalf again, a repeat of the slick process that we experienced the first time. V & O Abogados have in addition to the conveyancing have acted as our Fiduciary year on year ensuring that all necessary taxation and fees are paid on time, again a slick and easy process but only because of them. In addition to these two domestic transactions Luis has acted on my behalf in a commercial matter recently and he provided an extremely professional and cost effective service. I would highly recommend V & O Abogados to anyone and everyone.Mike AndersonManchester (UK)
Our family has employed the services of Luis Vicente since 1998. We have made several purchases and several sales without 1 single issue. Luis and his team kept me fully informed, always dealt with my numerous questions and queries and made me fell 100 % safe that my interests were being looked after. You hear the horror stories on the coast but I can assure you the services we have had have been 100 % professional from initial contact to completion. One really important fact is that post completion Luis and the team always dealt with all niggling issues that sometimes arise……I never felt that since the deal was completed that there was no interest there. A very very refreshing change to the norm. I would always be happy to speak to any potential client if they felt they need information and assurances about the quality of the team Leo BifulcoGloucester (UK)
Luis M Vicente Burgos has acted as our Solicitor for the past ten years. During this period we have purchased and sold property under their guidance. Our experience with Luis Vicente has been totally satisfactory in all our dealings with the Firm. We have at all times found the Staff who dealt with us most cordial, affable and effective. The Firm also defended us successfully when a neighbour took a spurious legal action against us Pat & Bridget DineenDungarvan (Ireland)
V & O Abogados has helped me over the last 15 years with everything from daily questions to buying properties in the Marbella area and dealing with all of the legal documents that come with this to renting my properties and arranging for all of my taxes to be dealt with in a professional and efficient manner. The staff is always friendly and reliable and deal with everything immediately and are always available to give their advice. I look forward to many more years of benefiting from V & O's expertise and help whenever it is needed. I would recommend them 100% to anyone else looking for the services offeredDarren AndertonPoole (UK)
We decided to invest in a Spanish property some 18 years ago and not knowing a solicitor locally were recommended to Luis Vicente Luckily his command of the English language was perfect and we were able to complete the purchase of the property in Calahonda in a seamless manner. We have since sold and invested in a further property again through Luis and at all times have found both him and his colleagues very efficient and a pleasure to deal with. They also looked after complying with Spanish law requirements in relation to estate planning and tax compliance, all of which was important given our lack of knowledge of local legal requirements. We would have no hesitation in recommending V & O Abogados S.C. Jim LeydenDublin (Ireland)
We have been dealing with Luis Vicente from V & O Abogados in Marbella since 1997. In this time we have purchased 3 properties using his expertise, and consulted with him on many other issues relating to a Spanish Will, Escrituras, and other Property related matters. We have found the practice to be extremely professional, very organised, and always helpful in immediately answering any of our queries--‐ even our utility and water bills. He has a dedicated team that works with him, that are all very helpful, and efficient. We have no hesitation, in recommending Luis Vicente and his team to any other property purchasers Rosalind Lambert & Alan MaxwellEdinburgh (UK)
I have been a client of Vicente & Otaolaurruchi for a number of years, as they assisted me in the purchase and eventual sale of property in Spain, I found the company and in particular my dealings with Luis to be conducted in the most professional manner at all times, I was delighted with the service offered, and I would highly recommend the company, particularly as I was not a resident of Spain nor conversant in the Spanish language. I would have no hesitation in engaging them in the future, should the opportunity ariseDavid ChickBelfast (UK)
I have dealt with Vicente & Otaolaurruchi Abogados for over 13 years following the purchase of land on the San Roque Golf course and further property purchase`s over the intervening period. From the outset Mr Vicente has taken overall responsibility for all the legal aspects of four further purchases and has been very helpful and professional throughout the process offering excellent advice through the negotiations. Many of my properties are rented and Luis`s staff have compiled all the rental agreements in a timely and efficient manner. We now receive a fantastic service in relation to the various taxes and fees we incur together with a compilation of all rents earned neatly formatted on a spreadsheet that is invaluable when I submit my uk tax returns. My wife and I are so impressed with the service provided that we have both signed Power of Attorney`s in order that the practice may liaise on our behalf with the relevant authorities and Banks. In conclusion I cannot speak highly enough of Luis and his team and would recommend anyone seeking a thoroughly, reliable, trustworthy and professional Legal Service to avail themselves of Vicente and Otaolaurruchi `s services Rod and Sandra KavanaghUpton by Chester (UK)
We have been clients of Luis Vicente of Vicente & Otaolaurruchi Abogados for 18 years. He has provided us with efficient, timely and professional services in the purchase of our first town house, then another villa and purchase and resale of yet another townhouse. In the intervening years he has helped us obtain our residence permits, prepared our will and has always provided us with legal advice on a myriad of local legal concerns. We are very pleased and satisfied with his legal help that we have recommended two close friends in the purchase of three houses in total. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend his professional services to any local or expatriate hoping to purchase a property, make a Spanish will, import a foreign vehicle, obtain Spanish residence permits, get an empadronamiento, etcJoy and Leslie DolejalMijas-Costa (Spain)
Some thirteen plus years ago my daughter decided to move to Spain and work here. She purchased a property through an agent who recommended V&O Lawyers. The purchase was conducted without problem and in a most efficient way. Two years later my wife and I also decided to move to Spain to live and we did, of course, ask V&O Lawyers to act on our behalf for the purchase of our property. Again the service was cheerful, efficient and fast. Since then I have used their services on the death of my wife two years ago. The inheritance was handled extremely sensitively. I have moved house again and both sale and purchase were carried out with great efficiency. I have dealt throughout with Luis Vicente and cannot recommend him highly enough. The staff who have also dealt with me, Renata and Macarena, have been most helpful in answering any queries I may have had over sale and purchase of properties. My thanks to all at V&O Lawyers for great assistance in moving and living in Spain Michael LeeteMijas (Spain)
I have owned a residential property in Spain since 1981 and in 1997/8, I purchased a new apartment in the development known as Monte Paraiso where Luis Vicente and his company acted in the purchase and then the eventual sale of said apartment in 2005. They then handled all of the negotiations on my behalf for a building plot I purchased in Andalucia on the Las Brisas golf course – they also handled all negotiations with the construction company who built the property for me. Luis Vicente and his company have assisted me on numerous occasions over the years including the sale of golf shares and other financial advice. I have no hesitation in recommending their efficiency and highly professional approach Alan FitzpatrickWarwick (UK)
Friendly and efficient... When contemplating buying property in Spain, the main concern is to be given good clear legal advice. No one wants to get it wrong with large financial investments and we have all heard the horror stories! Luis and his entire team have always been great, since I first met him in the late nineties. It is the complete, efficient but friendly service, starting with advice on purchasing but continuing on afterwards helping out with community and utility bills and translation of odd documents that turn up in the post! I have happily recommended him several times over the years and continue to do so Tom AllsworthKent (UK)
As an overseas person doing business in Spain it can be quiet daunting at times especially when I don,t speak Spanish. Luis Vicente and his company V & O Abogados have represented me on legal matters since I first did business in Spain back in 1999, In the intervening years his staff have assisted me with various cases, some straightforward some, well, not so straightforward, but at all times I must say their standard of assistance and efficiency in my view are second to none. I do commend both Luis and his staff for their high level of professionalism John QuinnThurles (Ireland)
We love Spain and decided in 1998 to purchase on the Costa del Sol. Very importantly we wanted to ensure that the property we liked had correct planning and that we would receive full freehold title. Sitting down with Luis Vicente of VO Abogados to discuss our plans was perfect as Luis explained everything to us in easy to understand English and advised us for registration and all other elements so that we could complete our purchase without worry. Louis looked after all the necessary searches to ensure our purchase did not have any pitfalls. It is now 2015 and Luis and Macarena still look after us and both my wife and I recommend them very highly Peter and NoreenDublin (Ireland
I recently purchased a holiday home in Marbella Spain. VO Lawyers kept me informed and up to date at all times throughout with prompt responses. With their reliable legal advice and excellent client service, I felt confident and very reassured in their capable hands. I would recommend VO Lawyers to anyone seeking an independent lawyer who will protect your interests at all times Sarra DarragiLondon (UK)
Luis, we want to thank you once again for the tremendous service your law firm has provided us. The sale of our property and the new purchase took approx one month from start to finish and we were particularly impressed at the professionalism of not only you but your excellent staff. It was never to much trouble for any of them to spell everything out to us clearly and precisely. They did this in impeccable English. I would have no hesitation in recommending your law firm Malcolm and Angela StatmanLeeds (UK)
From the very first moment when we bought our property V & O Abogados have been very professional, efficient and friendly. During the past 16 years they have guided us in all sorts of issues from importing cars, potential neighbour building disputes, settlement of different taxes, as well as more mundane issues such as arranging and paying the utilities in our property. We have been extremely satisfied by their customer centric attitude as well as their professionalismCarl & Rita HolstersBelgium
V&O Abogados have been caring for all of our legal requirements in Spain for almost 10 years, including the negotiations for one property and purchase of two, registration for our fiscal position as well as managing our tax situation with the Spanish fiscal authorities along with legal advice for matters such as inheritance regulations. Friendly reliable service that offers us a problem free presence in SpainRichard BaynhamMarina di Ravenna (Italy)
Earlier this year we purchased a property in Spain, and found V & O Lawyers service excellent. Luis listened to all my questions, explained procedures and choices fully and in a way which was easy to understand. We felt extremely safe and well-cared for during our purchase. Our English notary actually commented on his efficiency. Luis also kept notary costs down by providing extra translated documents. The care continued once we signed for the property, as his staff followed through by arranging bill payments via our bank. Actually V & O Lawyers made the whole purchase easy and continue to do so. We will certainly use them again, and would recommend them Maria CarlstromLondon (UK)
Luis Vicente and his legal team are an honest excellent practice with a professional proactive approach. Luis and his staff have been dealing with our family affairs for over 12 years and they continue to excel by offering us effortless solid advice. Luis employs likeable easy to deal with people who are well trained in their chosen field. We would recommend Luis’s practice to anyone needing a Spanish lawyer Julian and Joelle CalcinottoPoole (UK)
Luis Vicente Burgos has been our solicitor for many years now. We have always had the most excellent service and expert advice and would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone.Warwick & Janet TunnicliffeBlackpool (UK)
I was introduced to Luis Vicente when I bought my apartment in Marbella in 2003. Not only Luis but also his staff were extremely kind and efficient. They handled all the problems that I faced concerning the legal aspects of such a buy and the more so since I did not speak any Spanish! Luis adapted to all my needs and is a reliable and good lawyer to whom I can turn for any legal advice I need Farida Jamal
My thanks to Maria, to Renata and to Ramon for looking after us so well over the years and if sometime in the future our life takes us back to Spain, we will get in touchKen & Patricia KillianDublin (Ireland)
The service we have received from you has been great and very professional. It really helped us dedicate more time to work and let you get on with the process. Thanks for all the support. We will recommend your services to our friends in future should the need arise Paul & Anna-Marie ShannonManchester (UK)
Many thanks to Ramon and Maria. I am lucky to have found such a good law firm to work with! Best regardsRichard GildeaLondon (UK)
Renata, we will never be able to thank you and Luis for all your help, caring and total honesty. To have known that both of you were there for us was hugely comforting because we knew we were in your safe handsHeather and Tony BajcerShropshire (UK)
Dear Maria and Ramon, Thank you very much for all the work you have done for us over the past ten years. You made the sale of our apartment so easy for us. We know that we were very lucky to sell it so quickly Richard & Christine BennettSutton (UK)
Firstly, my thanks for completing the sale in a timely and efficient manner. Also, may I take this opportunity to thank you Luis and all the staff for all your help over the years. It has been a pleasure to deal with you. Ger CoakleyDublin (Ireland)
Dear Maria, Margaret and I wish to thank yourself and of course Ramon for completing such an excellent job for us. We always felt very conformable dealing with you both and indeed it has always been a pleasure to do soClive & Margaret WoolleyWorcestershire (UK)
Thank you all very much for your assistance in the purchase of our property in Spain. The process was run in an excellent manner from a legal perspective. The whole team gave a value added service. We would recommend your firm going forwardAjay & Angela HandaLeeds (UK)
Hello Maria and thank you for your assistance. It's been such a long battle and I am so grateful for all your help and that of Ramon through this processMarion ChallisJohannesburg (South Africa)
We want to thank you for all the help at our home sales. You have a professionally way taken this ”mission”! We are very pleased that we chose your law firm. Thanks for all the help! Michael NevrinMalmö (Sweden)
I just say how very efficient and helpful your colleagues have been over many years . You have made managing a property from so far away so much easierAndy BentleyBeckenham (UK)
Luis has looked after our fiscal affairs in Spain for over 15 years, and acted as our legal representative in 3 property transactions. During this time we found him and his team to be professional, approachable, and helpful.Sam and Linda ZahlanKingston Upon Thames (UK)
Dear Ramon and Maria, Thank you again for your help in the sale of our house. Your professionalism and efficiency is outstanding Paul M. KillickSussex (UK)
Dear Maria, Thank you for all of your help over the past 7 years. It has been a pleasure dealing with youChristine RaffertyMacclesfield (UK)
Although I worked in real estate in Marbella for a number of years, when it came to selling my property I had forgotten just how much co-ordination was required with various parties in order to complete the sale. Luis and his team made the experience a lot less painful than I had anticipated, all communication was transparent and straightforward, questions were answered in a timely and efficient way whilst maintaining the “personal touch”. Nothing was too much trouble. In my 15 years of liaising with Spanish Solicitors, they have been by far the best. I can highly recommend V&O Abogados.Joanna MillwardLondon (UK)