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Glossary/dictionary (without claim for entirety - but a good summary of many Spanish special terms of the lines "real-estates, law, and tax")
 
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CADUCAR: loss or expiration of rights

CANCELACIÓN: landing notice for encumbrances in land-register

CÁMARA DE PROPIEDAD URBANA: public-legal institution which takes care for relation between lessor and lessee

CANCELAR: landing or cancelling of rights in land-register

CARGAS: generic term for “encumbrances” of any kind of a plot

CAPITULACIONES MATRIMONIALES: marriage settlement

CARTA DE PAGO: receipt confirming full payment of purchase price

CASA: house (means in vernacular also “home”, therefore also flats are included)

CÉDULA DE EMPLAZAMIENTO: summons with concession of time for comment

CÉDULA DE HABITABILIDAD: official certificate for habitable condition

CERTIFICACIÓN: certificate

CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES: certificate of good conduct

CERTIFICADO DE DEFUNCIÓN: death certificate

CERTIFICADO BANCARIO DE DEVISAS: bank-certificate that purchase price has been paid with foreign currency

CERTIFICADO FINAL DE OBRA: certificate of architect resp. local authority that building has been completed.

CERTIFICADO DE LEY: legal certificate of either two lawyers or a consulate covering special foreign legal positions

CERTIFICACIÓN REGISTRAL: confirmation of property-register resp. trade-register

CHEQUE AL PORTADOR: cheque to bearer

CHEQUE BANCARIO: bank cheque

CHEQUE CONFORMADO: confirmed cheque

CHEQUE NOMINATIVO: nominative cheque

CITACIÓN:citation to court

COBRO: collection of cheques

COBRO DE LO INDEBIDO: unjustified enrichment

COBRO DE MOROSOS: collection-office

CÓDIGO TÉCNICO DE LA EDIFICACIÓN: specific technical building instructions

CÓDIGO CIVIL (CC) : civil code = Spanish civil code

COMISIÓN DE URBANISMO: surveyor’s office of local authority which gives building licence

COMITENTE: ordering person in a work-contract

COMPARECENCIA: 1) appearing of parties in front of court, 2) section in notary document stating the personal dates of the parties

COMPRADOR: purchaser, buyer

COMUNIDAD DE PROPIETARIOS: community of proprietors

CONDICIÓN RESOLUTORIO: condition subsequent with regard to contract-condition

CONDICIÓN SUSPENSIVA: condition precedent by which a legal consequence takes place only by existance of certain provisions

CONFESIÓN JUDICIAL (ALSO C. EN JUICIO) party-interrogation in legal proceedings as evidence

CONSTRUCTORA: construction company

CONSTRUCTOR: constructor

CONSULTOR: consultant

CONTRATISTA: contractor in a work-contract

CONTRATO: contract

CONTRATO DE ARRENDAMIENTO: tenancy agreement

CONTRATO DE COMPRAVENTA: sales-contract, purchase-contract

CONTRATO DE OBRA: work-contract

CONTRATO DE OPCIÓN: option-agreement. This agreement binds the seller and grants the right to the buyer for the purchase of a real estate, mostly when paying an option-amount of 10 % of the total purchase-price within a certain option-period

CONTRATO PRIVADO: private written contract (agreement)

CONTRATO PRIVADO DE COMPRAVENTA: private sales-contract

CONTRATO POR ADHESIÓN: formula-agreement

COPIA SIMPLE: simple copy

COPROPIETARIOS: joint proprietors when several persons held jointly a real estate as owners

CUERPO CIERTO: contract clause, e.g. when purchasing without stating fix sqm. and just due to an inspection. By this there is no claim for changing the purchase-price when the actual sqm. are deviating

CUOTA: quota of joint proprietor-community

CUOTA: quota, proportion

CUOTA DE COMUNIDAD: community fees/residential fees

CUOTA DE PARTICIPACIÓN EN LOS ELEMENTOS COMUNES: quota of community-property

CUOTA DIFERENCIAL: charges or payable tax amount after having deducted the vat.

CUOTA INTEGRA: provisional tax amount

CUOTA LIQUIDA: payable tax amount

CUOTA MUNICIPA, PROVINCIAL, NACIONAL: trading licence surtax for activities of local, provincial or national kind

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