Go Back  British Expats > Introduction > The Welcome Inn
Reload this Page >

Help- buying in Spain

Help- buying in Spain

Old Aug 28th 2014, 10:00 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 4
pinktutu is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Help- buying in Spain

Hi, I am new to the site and in dire need of some advice.

I have seen a house in the Costa Del Sol I wish to purchase.
The Agent advises me that it can be taken off the market once I pay a reservation fee.
Thats fine, I have the cash but I feel a little uneasy just handing monies over so I get in touch with a lawyer in Malaga (Maria Sanchez).
She runs through her fees and what to expect.
She confirms I need to send this amount to secure the property plus her fee's in advance, the money would be sent to a client account held with herself.
I have asked her as to whether I should see a purchase contract before hand and she says its not always necessary.
Up to now all I have are emails and nothing in writing from the lawyer to the estate agents, is this the norm ?
pinktutu is offline  
Old Aug 28th 2014, 10:08 am
  #2  
Concierge
 
mikelincs's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: ex ex-pat, in Taunton
Posts: 27,182
mikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help- buying in Spain

Originally Posted by pinktutu
Hi, I am new to the site and in dire need of some advice.

I have seen a house in the Costa Del Sol I wish to purchase.
The Agent advises me that it can be taken off the market once I pay a reservation fee.
Thats fine, I have the cash but I feel a little uneasy just handing monies over so I get in touch with a lawyer in Malaga (Maria Sanchez).
She runs through her fees and what to expect.
She confirms I need to send this amount to secure the property plus her fee's in advance, the money would be sent to a client account held with herself.
I have asked her as to whether I should see a purchase contract before hand and she says its not always necessary.
Up to now all I have are emails and nothing in writing from the lawyer to the estate agents, is this the norm ?


Have you actually seen the house, or just on the internet. What people on here usually advise is to rent somewhere for about a year in the area you want to make sure it's the right area for you, living and holidying in a area are totally different things. A post in the Spain forum would be more likely to give you better results as this is really only an introduction forum, you can find the Spain forum here.

Spain - British Expats
mikelincs is offline  
Old Aug 28th 2014, 10:16 am
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 4
pinktutu is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Help- buying in Spain

Sorry hadn't realized, thanks will re-post.

We know the area well and have visited the property twice.

Thanks
pinktutu is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.