Brits sell homes for 90 days rule

Many Brits sell their homes on the Costa Blanca, Murcia region, Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. One of the reasons for this decision is usually the new 90-day rule that will apply to them after Brexit and after the United Kingdom (UK) no longer belongs to the European Union. Britons can only stay in Spain for 90 days instead of 180 days. In addition, the British must comply with the ETIAS system from 2022, which is a mandatory registration that entails costs.
The 90-day rule applies to all non-EU nationals visiting the EU or Schengen zone. It doesn’t matter what the reason for visiting Spain is, you cannot spend more than 90 days in any given 180-day period in the country without a so-called Schengen visa. This rule applies to holidays, visiting a second home or spending time with family living in Spain.
The 90-day rule will apply to all Britons from January 1, 2021. This rule has long been applied to visitors from Canada, America, Australia and other third countries. But many Britons have a second home in Spain and are not officially registered in Spain. They would therefore only be allowed to come to Spain for 90 days. If you do not comply with this, fines of up to 2,500 euros can be given and a travel ban can be imposed. To date, we do not know how they will enforce this. For the British who are planning to sell their house or apartment in the Altea, Albir, Calpe, or Benidorm region, please contact us. We are happy to advise you on how best to deal with this situation. The consultation is of course without obligation and free of charge. Call us for an appointment.

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