You may have heard the term ‘Licence of First Occupation’ (LFO, for short) before and wonder what the fuss is all about. In Spain, an LFO is a big deal when you buy property, especially if it is off-plan.
This is the first of a two-part series dealing on possession.
Congratulations, you have found a buyer for your Spanish property! You should now instruct a lawyer to represent you in the sale, particularly if you are non-resident in Spain.
When you first move to Spain, there is a checklist of things that you need to do to become a fully legal resident. One of these important things is getting your “empadronamiento”, sometimes shorterned to “padrón”.