The vendor should always pay the plus valia and the simple way to enforce this is to make sure it is the contract.
Let's be honest here guys and do a quick survey,how many people on this forum who have bought property have not paid black money for their property,i would guess at not many.
It happens,it will always happen and we,the builders,the buyers and the government will never eradicate the cash system here in Spain,you can of course refuse after being made aware of the situation and if you have a good solicitor they will always give you the choice,the difference at present is that the percentage of black money is decreasing.
The reason people will always do it is because 7% has to be paid to the government on the sale price and if you reduce the sale price the vendor and the buyer pay less tax.
Rowlandsb,i notice you are not in Spain but seem to sell property here,if you have never had a client that have paid black money then you can't have sold a great deal of property.
Yes Spain Is in the EU which gives freedom of movement for all citizens but the Spanish system still insists you apply for Residencia. I am afraid the double standards apply throughout the Spanish System and just because you would not do some things in the UK make no difference,you are not in the UK!
At least once in everyones life they have paid cash for something to get a better deal,whether it be in Spain or the UK.
I do not encourage black money it is a decision that you will be asked to make by your solicitor you can guarantee that.
Do not get me wrong,Black money is illegal and tax evasion.
What i am trying to say in this post is,lets be honest about it.