We anticipate you a list of the essential provisions that the contract should contain:
Documentation the developer must provide you together with the private contract:
Some basic ideas:
Traditionally, the seller has paid the notary fees and the plusvalia tax, as he is the one making the profit on the increase in the land’s value, while the buyer pays the impuesto de transmisiones and the registry fee, as he is the one who is interested in making sure the property is truly registered to his name. Spanish consumer regulations state that this should be the normal division of costs.
It is a frequent practice; however, for the contract to state that the buyer will pay all the expenses arising (todos los gastos). There is nothing illegal about this. Remember that the two parties are free to make any contract they choose.
This practice, which may seem unfair to the buyer, has come about because tax bills, especially the plusvalía, have often gone unpaid, especially by non-resident sellers. By the time the new purchaser realised this, the seller was gone and the buyer stuck with the taxes anyway, as they were billed to the owner with all the taxes is least straightforward and avoids complications.
Nevertheless, you can use this point in negotiating your final price. If the contract you are offered states that you as the purchaser must pay all taxes and fees, you could suggest that the seller take something off the price.