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 Useful Spanish words and property terms
 Below you will find a glossary of words and terms frequently used when buying, selling or renting a property in Spain and the equivalent in English. We hope you will find this useful!!
 


 
A:
ABOGADO-lawyer/solicitor; ADOSADO-semi detached house; AIRE ACCONDICIADO-air conditioning; ALDEA-hamlet; AMUEBLADO-furnished; APARTADO POSTAL- PO box; APOSTILLA-official stamp certifying signature on document; ARMARIO-wardrobe; ASEO-toilet; ATICO-penthouse; AYUNTAMIENTO-town hall; AZOTEA-flat roof;
 
B:
BALCON-balcony; BANO-bathroom; BAJO (PISO)-ground floor; BARRANCO-gully/river cutting;BASURA-rubbish; BODEGA-wine cellar;BUZON-postbox:
 
C:
CALEFACCION-heating;CALENTADOR-boiler; CASA-house; CERRADURA-lock; CHIMANEA-chimney; CIUDAD-town; COCINA-kitchen; COMEDOR-dining room; COMPRADOR-buyer; CONTRATO PRIVADO DE COMPRAVENTA-contract of sale; CORREO-post/letters; CRISTAL-window pane/glass; CUARTO-room;
 
D:
DORMITORIO-bedroom; DUCHA-shower; DUPLEX-maisonette;
 
E:
ESCALERA-stairs; ESCRITURA-notarised deed of sale;ESCRITURA DE PODER DE COMPRAVENTA-Power of Attorney:
 
F:
FINCA-farm; FACTURA-bill/invoice;
 
G:
GASTOS-expenses; GARAGE-garage; GESTOR-general purpose consultant who acts as an intermediary between you and the various official bodies; GRANJA-farm
 
H:
HIPOTECA-mortgage; HONORARIAS-fees; HORNO-oven; HUERTO-orchard;
 
I:
I.G.I.C - 5% + 0.75% stamp duty tax payable when purchasing a new property direct from the developer (equiv to VAT); IMPUESTO-tax; INMOBILIARIA-estate agent; INQUILINO-tenant; ITP-transfer tax payable when buying a resale property;ITP - transfer tax of 6.5% payable when purchasing a property from a private owner; IVA-vat;
 
J:
JARDIN-garden;
 
K:
 
L:
LAVADERO-utility room; LAVADORA-washing machine; LUZ-light;
 
Ll:
LLAVE-key;
 
M:
MADERA-wood; MAR-sea; MARMOL-marble; MUEBLES-furniture;
 
N:
NIE-tax registration number required for all foreign property owners in Spain; NOTA SIMPLE-property registration information (confirms ownership and all land searches); NOTARIO-notary (handles property conveyance);
 
O:
ORILLA-border/bank/edge/shore; OBRA-construction/work; OFERTA-offer;
 
P:
PARCELA-plot of land; PIEDRA-stone; PISCINA-swimming pool; PISO-apartment/floor of building; PLANTA-floor; PLAYA-beach;PLUS VALIA-land gains tax calculated annually on the increased value of the land since the previous sale (payable on transfer); POZO-well; PRECIO-price; PRIMERA LINEA-front line(usually to the sea); PROPIEDAD-property; PUEBLO-village; PUERTA-door;
 
Q:
 
R:
REFORMADO-refurbished/modernised;REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD - Land Registry Office; RINCON-corner; RIO-river; RUSTICA-rural/agricultural;
 
S:
SALON-lounge/sitting room; SE AQUILAR-for rent; SE VENDE-for sale; SOLANA-roof terrace; SOTANO-basement; SUELO-floor;
 
T:
TENENCIA_tenure; TERRANO-land; TECHO-roof; TRASTERO-storeroom;
 
U:
URBANIZACION-housing development/estate;
 
V:
VENDEDOR-seller; VENTANA-window; VESTIBULO-hall; VISTA-view;
 
W:
 
X:
 
Y:
YESO-plaster;
 
Z: