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Spagnia2022 Feb 9th 2021 9:17 am

Solicitor property
 
Hi

looking to buy an apartment around the Estepona region and hope to view when this is all over.

I have found a Spanish solicitor here in the uk who charges about £1500 plus vat plus Notary charges NEI charges (if I used them for this) and a few other possible charges I feel comfortable with this but not sure if the bill will be stupid due to being in the UK.

Never purchased a property abroad before and find having a Sellers estate agent solicitor and everyone else who could be involved all in the same place many many miles away a bit worrying any advice would be wonderful


missile Feb 9th 2021 9:25 am

Re: Solicitor property
 
You do not actually require a solicitor to purchase. Perhaps a bit risky but I chose not.

£1500 + VAT seems very expensive to me.

I would suggest you find a solicitor local to Estepona. He/ she will be familiar with the area and better able to advise you. Would you employ a solicitor in Shetland to purchase in Sheffield?

spainrico Feb 9th 2021 12:03 pm

Re: Solicitor property
 
Whilst you do not have to use a solicitor I think (and I know many agree because we have covered this before) to purchase in a foreign country with no knowledge would be quite frankly very foolhardy.

Use a Local (ie Spain) professional qualified independent solicitor who can arrange your purchase and then sort our your tax, will etc etc.

dairymaid Feb 9th 2021 1:44 pm

Re: Solicitor property
 
I can recommend an excellent lawyer in Estepona, if you´d like. Just pm me.

Rosemary Feb 9th 2021 1:57 pm

Re: Solicitor property
 

Originally Posted by dairymaid (Post 12969793)
I can recommend an excellent lawyer in Estepona, if you´d like. Just pm me.

Feel free to do the recommendation on the open forum because the OP cannot receive or send PM´s yet.

Rosemary

Spagnia2022 Feb 9th 2021 2:05 pm

Re: Solicitor property
 

Originally Posted by dairymaid (Post 12969793)
I can recommend an excellent lawyer in Estepona, if you´d like. Just pm me.

yes please new on this site so will work it out and do just that thank you

missile Feb 9th 2021 8:48 pm

Re: Solicitor property
 

Originally Posted by spainrico (Post 12969750)
Whilst you do not have to use a solicitor I think (and I know many agree because we have covered this before) to purchase in a foreign country with no knowledge would be quite frankly very foolhardy.

It worked for this fool <LOL>


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