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Mr Miguel Mateo has been our Spanish Abogado for the last 18 years.

We would highly recommend him & his services. He is professional,approachable,courteous & above all trustworthy in every aspect. His attention to detail is second to none. We would not act without his approval.

John & Valeria Simmons.

We have been using Miguel Mateo’s legal services for over 10 years! If you are looking for a relaxed highly professional lawyer for all of your legal needs in Spain we couldn’t think of a better guy.

He always has his clients best interests at the heart of everything he does. We now consider Miguel to be not only as our Spanish legal representative but also our friend.

Andy & Pam Campbell 

I 2012 kjøpte jeg en eiendom av Miguel Mateo. Kjøpet ble gjennom ført og jeg ble i varetatt på en god måte uten problemer. Han har siden den gang bistått meg juridisk med opprettelse av spansk testamente og årlig betaling av skatter og avgifter til spanske myndigheter. I de tilfeller jeg har hatt spørsmål, har han vært hjelpsom, imøtekommende og hyggelig. 

Liv Vera Borsum Brekke

Iets aankopen in Spanje als buitenlander, daar  komt heel wat bij kijken. 
Gelukkig vond ik de ideale persoon hiervoor.
Miguel is een Spanjaard , wat ik een groot pluspunt vind, spreekt perfect Engels. Hij heeft mij van in het begin zeer goed bij de aankoop en met het traject nauwgezet begeleid.
Zelfs 3 jaar na de aankoop kan ik heden nog steeds bij hem terecht bij eventuele vragen/problemen.
Hij is zeer persoonlijk betrokken en professioneel. Daarnaast is hij vriendelijk, kundig en goed bereikbaar. 
Ik beveel hem iedereen aan die hulp nodig heeft bij een zorgeloze/ begeleiding voor de aankoop van je droomhuis in het zonnige Spanje.



Ingrid E. J.  Haegeman.

  Tu es une personne   intégre indépendante, discrète avec un espirit d analyse ouverte au dialogue, logique, assumant ta position d être humain avec une conscience professionnelle et d empathie.

Patrick & Sophie Cabirol.

We have used Miguel’s services since we bought our first property in Spain in 2012. He is trustworthy, professional and always has our best interests at heart. We will continue to use Miguel in the future for all our legal and financial needs in Spain. Many thanks Miguel, your services have been invaluable to us and your professionalism impeccable. 

Hughie and Dee Taylor

We have been clients of Mr Miguel Mateo Chulia for over 15 years.

Throughout that time we have placed our trust in him and he has helped us in many ways regarding Spanish law.  For instance:  Wills, Inheritance Tax, Non-Residence Tax, Property Title Deeds and NIE numbers.

He has an excellent understanding of English and is able to respond to our questions quickly and professionally.  He has explained Spanish law to us in a way that we understand and are therefore able to make good decisions.

Mr. Chulia is very approachable and we do not hesitate in recommending that anyone requiring advice on Spanish law should contact him.

Ray and Ann Moule

Twenty years ago we bought our flat in Guardamar and have been using Miguel’s legal services all that time.  We are fully satisfied with all that he has done on our behalf.  Very efficient and friendly.

Susan & Peter Burnham

“We cannot remember how we ‘found’ you all those years ago back in 2002.  It must have been through an advertisement or article about you in the Costa Blanca News. However, thank goodness we did.  When we purchased the house in Spain we had no idea of how to begin.  You were able to lead us through the process step by step.  We entrusted you with our money and with setting up a bank account with direct debits to deal with all the facilities on our behalf.  You have never failed to deal with our annual Spanish taxes in 20 years, even through the pandemic, which is very important to us. We have always found you to be totally trustworthy and always available to either speak to us on the telephone or see us in person when we have been in Spain for which we have been most grateful.”

John & Lynn Garlick.

We were first introduced to Miguel in 2004 when we were looking to buy a property in the Alicante region in Spain.  We purchased a new build, which completed in 2006 and Miguel attended to all the conveyancing pertaining to the property, including having Power of Attorney, which has been an added bonus for us over the years!!

He completed a further purchase for us . Our most recent sale was in June 2022 and he closed our  bank account and dealt with the transfer of funds back to the UK. The bank wanted to charge us a colossal fee but Miguel negotiated this and had it reduced!!

 His rates are most competitive and he has saved us a fortune over the years!! Miguel always goes that extra mile to put his clients best interests first!

Buying and selling a property can be really stressful . Particularly when one is not always present in the country!

We have felt so reassured knowing everything was in his capable hands and being dealt with on our behalf.

For many years Miguel has assisted us with various legal matters, not just conveyancing.  Assisted with obtaining residency, even helped the children access the schools!!!

Accompanied us on various occasions to notary on differing matters and assisted with translation and legalities. We felt secure in the knowledge that all our fiscal responsibilities, etc etc were attended too.  Nothing has ever been too much trouble!!

We feel we have got to know him so well after all these years!! He is not only a first class Lawyer but is a warm, sincere, honest and compassionate individual. 

We commend Miguel to anyone looking for a Lawyer in Spain!!

Angela & Walter Howells

«I have been a client of Senior Mateo since spring 2007, during that time he led me through all the steps necessary to purchase property in Spain. 

Things have been so successful I have not had to call on his services regarding my house since then.  I still use his office to complete my Annual Spanish Tax submission and I am happy to continue with this service.

One of the firsts things I organised with Senior Mateo was for him to hold my Spanish Power of Attorney, as I am a UK resident this allows Senior Mateo to act on my behalf where and when required if I am not in Spain at the time.  Now with Brexit handicaps this may prove to be very useful in the future.»

Ian Shaw


Vi kjøpte hus av Miguel for 9 år siden. Det var god service gjennom hele byggeprosessen og frem til overtagelse. Huset ble levert som avtalt.

Vi har videre brukt Miguel til all nødvendig hjelp rundt papirarbeid i forhold til skatter, avgifter og annen advokat hjelp. Han var også behjelpelig i forhold til anskaffelse av NIE nummer.

Miguel er rask og effektiv og veldig fin å forholdene seg til.



Dag A Lüthcke

How to choose a solicitor is always a difficult question, especially when looking for one in a country where one is not fluent in the language. Personal recommendation can be a great help in these circumstances, and it certainly was for me, as this is how I came to meet Miguel. I had experienced significant problems with a previous legal agent in Spain, and an old friend told me how satisfied he had been with the service Miguel gave him. I acted on this recommendation, and have never once regretted it, quite a few years further on now.

Miguel is friendly, efficient, his charges are very fair – and he speaks fluent English. I am very happy that he was recommended to me!


David Morgan

Vi kjøpte huset vårt her i Lomas De Don Juan av Miguel i 2013. Han hjalp oss da med alt vi trengte av papirarbeid og lån i banken. Småting underveis i byggingen, ble ordnet opp i og vi hadde en fantastisk bra dialog. Han tipset oss med alt fra møblering av huset til resturanter i området. Miguel er en blid og hjelpsom mann, som fortsatt etter alle disse årene hjelper oss med den årlige skatten. Vi vil anbefale han på det sterkeste. Vi kunne ikke vært mer fornøyd med både han som byggherre og advokat. 


Mailin Engelien og Tor Thoresen.

We used Miguel to purchase our house in Spain in 2012, he gave excellent service and he is very thorough. 

We highly recommend him!


  Elke Hooper.

Dear Miguel

We would just like to say that we are  very satisfied with your legal services that you provided for us over the years.  This included the purchase of our property, the documents required for us to become legal Spanish residents, our taxes and our Spanish wills.

If we need your services in the future, we would not hesitate to contact you.




Rosemarie & Ken Savage

We have known Miguel for just over 20 years when we purchased our Spainish property and he acted as our lawyer and still is.
He has always been very professional trustworthy and knowledgeable.
Whenever we have needed advice it has always been available.
We would have no hesitation recommending Miguel for any legal issues 

Anne Tomlinson & Russell Soley

We would thoroughly recommend Miguel for legal services. He has guided and represented us during the purchases and sales of properties, both in person and also on a power of attorney basis. As he is an independent solicitor, he provides unbiased professional advice, which is so important particularly when navigating the housing market. Choosing Miguel as your legal representative, will be the best decision you can make for legal professional services and advice.

Sue & Rob Porter

Miguel has provided my wife and I with his legal services and expertise for almost 15 years. From our initial purchase of our apartment in Torrevieja to his ongoing support in terms of paying of our annual taxes we have always found Miguel to be proactive, thorough, professional and helpful. 

It is very important when you are not domiciled in Spain to have someone you know you can trust in making sure we as a couple are always familiar and compliant with all our legal responsibilities and Miguel has always kept us right in meeting our legal responsibilities. 

I have always felt that the duration of professional relationship is a key metric of success and satisfaction with the professional services provided. A 15 years unbroken professional relationship is a reflection of our ongoing satisfaction with and endorsement of the professional legal services Miguel continues to provide us with 

Thank you Miguel

Tom & Maria Patricia Kenny. 

Miguel has represented us since 2003 when he acted in our purchase of an apartment in Torrevieja. Nineteen years later he acted again for us in the sale of the apartment. His personal attendance, reasonably charges, excellent English, detailed guidance and proactive attention resulted in a smooth and successful process. I can highly recommend his services. 

Philip Baines, September, 2022

We must say a huge thank you to an extremely professional, speedy and very accurate Solicitor who dealt with our purchase in Spain whilst we were in UK – He has done everything for us and given constant support throughout.  We are ever grateful to him and his company for the outstanding service and would highly recommend them.  thank you very much for making our move to Spain possible with such lovely people as well

Julie Leadbetter