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APIAL - Association of Real Estate Agents in the province of Alicante


Since the end of the 1980s, no qualification certificate has been required for property agents in Spain; anyone could be a "broker".

This resulted in a non-transparent market with major fluctuations in the quality of property transactions. 

To remedy this situation, a law was passed in 2022 in the Comunidad Valenciana, which includes the provinces of Castellon, Valencia and Alicante with Costa Blanca, requiring estate agents to register by October 2023. Special qualifications and guarantees must be demonstrated. The background to this regulation is consumer protection in the area of property transfer, both for property sellers and buyers.

Both Real Estate Altea and Mr Clemens Hoffmann are licensed real estate agents of the Comunidad Valenciana. Registered in the Register of Real Estate Agents of the Ministry of Housing of the Valencian Community under the registration number "RAICV 1290".

Mr Clemens Hoffmann is also a member of the Apial Chamber with membership number A-134. 

APIAL is the Association of Real Estate Agents and Brokers of the province of Alicante, created in accordance with the provisions of article 22 of the Constitution, Organic Law 1/2002 of 22 March, which regulates the law of associations, and other applicable regulations in the sector.

Both for registration as a real estate agent with the Valencian Community and for admission to the APIAL Chamber of Real Estate Agents in Alicante, various conditions must be met by the agent. These include, among others


Proof that the agent has passed an examination demonstrating that they have the necessary experience and knowledge to work as an agent in the property sector and are familiar with the current regulations and laws. 

Clemens Hoffmann has an academic degree (M.A.) and is a qualified real estate agent in accordance with Decree 98/2022 of the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Liability insurance

Professional liability insurance is required. 

Real Estate Altea has professional negligence insurance with LOYD'S INSURANCE COMPANY, S.A. for up to €1,500,000.00 per claim, covering the entire European Union. 

Solvency requirements and deposit protection

Proof of a guarantee issued by a financial institution or deposit insurance of €60,000.00.

Real Estate Altea has deposit insurance with ATRADIUS CREDITO Y CAUCION S.A. DE SEGUROS Y REASEGUROS Madrid for customer funds and deposits up to €60,000.00 per customer.

The fulfilment of the legal requirements of the Comunidad Valenciana and membership of the API Chamber of Real Estate Altea guarantee our buyers and sellers maximum security with regard to our working methods and qualifications.

La Galera del Mar, Buzon 80
Altea (Alicante)
  • Real Estate Altea
  • La Galera del Mar, Buzon 80
  • 03590 Altea (Alicante)
  • (0034) 96 584 44 34
  • (0034) 650 46 37 82

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