How our services will help you

Support that starts with property, but doesn't stop there.

Making a safe property purchase

We check every detail, from property registration documents to planning consents and compliance with building regulations.

Obtaining your NIE

Every foreigner buying in Spain needs a NIE – a personal identification and tax number. We apply quickly and efficiently on your behalf.

Finding the best mortgage

Our personal relationships with local financial institutions make it easy to open a Spanish bank account and secure a competitive mortgage rate or financial package.

Taxation and accounting

We provide full personal and company tax support, whether you need clarification on complex cases (i.e. double taxation treaties) or an annual tax return filed.

Post-sale support

When the purchase is complete, let us handle administrative changes. We will update your ownership with Land Registry, the Cadastral office, tax authorities and utility firms.

Guidance on planning permission

Keen to renovate or extend? We source specialist advice from architects and surveyors to identify what building modifications are possible and flag up any construction faults.

Creating a will

Once you own property in Mallorca, it’s vital to have a Spanish will – even if you’re not a Spanish resident. We oversee the process and advise on inheritance and asset management.

Safe holiday rental

Considering renting out your property? We offer guidance on the legal permits required, the application process, and we’ll draft a tenancy agreement to safeguard your interests.

Advice on commercial portfolios

With significant experience in real estate investment, development and asset management, we provide discrete, highly sought-after advice to property companies, investment groups and high-net-worth individuals. We have access to a prestigious network of contacts within the construction industry, and specialise in bespoke solutions that secure and safeguard technically complex transactions.

Golden Visa application

The Golden Visa grants EU residency for non-EU nationals (and their dependent family) if you invest €500,000 in Spanish real estate. We will swiftly process your application. 

If you need help with something not listed above, please get in touch.

We understand that each case is unique, and may be able to assist.


  • Francisco provided a genuine commitment to my house purchase in Mallorca. He was able to advise on the strategic and practical angle, not simply the legal side, which put us one step ahead. Despite the unusual circumstances of purchasing during Covid-19, Francisco’s communication, patience and expertise ensured that I completed the process with confidence. I value Francisco’s attention to detail as well as the friendship we developed during the process, and I can recommend Mercadal Abogados to others.

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Dombret
    Global banking adviser and board member of Deutsche Bundesbank 2010-2018, Germany
  • My wife and I and our five children live in London. After coming to Mallorca for years, we decided to buy a house and used Francisco as our lawyer. We structured the purchase to achieve various estate planning goals. It was a complicated transaction. Francisco helped us tailor a unique structure that solved for all of the issues. I am a partner in a Magic Circle law firm so I know good lawyering, and Francisco and his team did a truly great job for us. His knowledge of local issues is invaluable. I recommend him without reservation.

    Kevin Muzilla
    Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, UK
  • Buying a property overseas is an exciting but overwhelming process, and Francisco understood us – and the guidance we wanted – right from the start. We came to him with one property dream, then changed to another, and Francisco was wonderful and helpful during the whole process. His approach is refreshing; the kind of lawyer who you enjoy speaking to, who’s easy to understand, and who’ll deal with blips before you even know they’re an issue. If you’re considering buying property in Mallorca, we have nothing but praise for Francisco’s team.

    Penelope Cheshire
    Managing Director, Beauty Works, UK
  • I was introduced to Francisco when buying our second home in Mallorca. From our first meeting, we had the most personal and competent advisor – not only legally, but also as a representative of the culture and history of Mallorca. We would never have completed the property transaction without Mercadal Abogados; Francisco solved deal-breaking points between both parties. We continue to use Mercadal Abogados as they work almost as part of our family. We feel in the hands of a trusted advisor on any question about Mallorca.

    Henrik Andersen
    Group President and CEO, Vestas Sustainable Energy, Denmark
  • Mercadal Abogados is an efficient and effective practice. The team has excellent knowledge of the whole property purchase, from pre-sale checks through to helpful after-sales care. As a professional real-estate developer, I’ve worked with many property lawyers over the years, and I highly recommend Mercadal Abogados. The business focus, quick responses and reliable communication make working together a smooth process – we’ve completed many projects together, with more to come.

    Henrik Jönsson
    Real Estate Developer, DandeLion Property AB, Sweden
  • Francisco, Javier and team worked tirelessly to complete my purchase. The process was complex, and only their effort and heavy-lifting made it possible. They showed great patience and were always calm – regardless of the challenges put in their way. They were also extremely responsive and extremely professional. The consummate trusted advisors, in my view. I’m glad I had Mercadal Abogados by my side and truly appreciate everything they made happen.

    Pete Coulton
    Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, UK
  • Francisco has built an excellent team that is highly knowledgeable and experienced, but also has a youthfulness and a dynamic energy. We always feel so welcomed at the office in Palma – that was refreshing when we started working together in 2020, and we’ve been impressed by the personable service ever since. Francisco and his team assist us with purchases and acquisitions, from initial negotiations to notary appointments and closing deals. But, above all, they give us peace of mind – because they are always there to lean on when we need them.

    Monty Berrow
    Co-founder, Berrow Projects, Mallorca