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Old Jul 26th 2017, 8:21 am
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Help, just wondering how long paperwork takes to go through, I have bought a property in Spain, but awaiting for all paperwork to be accepted. Just wondering how long this process takes. Thanks
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In our case, it was the same day as the appointment with the Notary :-)
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Help, just wondering how long paperwork takes to go through, I have bought a property in Spain, but awaiting for all paperwork to be accepted. Just wondering how long this process takes. Thanks
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When you say ' We have bought' does this mean that you have been to the Notary with the seller, handed over money and received the keys or that you have said 'We will buy it? - the two things are totally different!
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Process for us was a couple of months but once we signed the documentation and paid at notary that was it we got the keys. Escrutira and paperwork we got from solicitor couple of months later but house was ours from day of notary visit.
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Ours took exactly one month from viewing to completion and keys being handed over.

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Ours took exactly one month from viewing to completion and keys being handed over.

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Ditto. I could not believe how straightforward it was.
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When you say ' We have bought' does this mean that you have been to the Notary with the seller, handed over money and received the keys or that you have said 'We will buy it? - the two things are totally different!

Good point. We agreed a price for our property in December and immediately instructed a solicitor. We completed and got the keys the following March. But our seller was rather awkward, and our solicitor was very slow in responding to anything we or the agent sent him. It could have been quicker.
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We agreed sale in early August, and picked up keys in mid October. But that was our choice, we could have had them sooner if had wished. It just coincided with our holidays.
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It is all in the hand of our solicitor he has said it could take up2 2-3 months until we can move just want to get there and start a new life. Just seems a long time, so just sitting and waiting thank you for all your replays
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Originally Posted by Rosemary
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Hi Rosemary,
Wondering if you used a notary or solicitor for the transaction?
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Hi Rosemary,
Wondering if you used a notary or solicitor for the transaction?
We used a notary.

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We used a notary.

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Hi we are using a solicitor that lives in Spain as we are in the UK its been going through since end of April start may now saying he just waiting for the last piece of paperwork and should have all the paperwork by the middle of october
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Hi Rosemary,
Wondering if you used a notary or solicitor for the transaction?
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Originally Posted by yasmin12
Hi we are using a solicitor that lives in Spain as we are in the UK its been going through since end of April start may now saying he just waiting for the last piece of paperwork and should have all the paperwork by the middle of october
As stated in an earlier post our purchase took around 4 weeks. Yours does seem a long time but without knowing the full circumstances it is difficult to comment. What has your solicitor said as there must be a reason(s) for the delay.
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