- Villas - Houses
Benahavís - Marbella - Puerto Banús - Costa del Sol
Frequently asked questions
Why buy a property in Spain?
Even in these harder
times British people are buying property on the Costa del Sol. The still
realtovely low cost of living, beautiful, countryside, fabulous beaches,
fascinating culture, the wonderful climate and the people are but some
of the reasons.
for sale on the Costa del Sol is now very reasonably priced and a gid
long term investment. It is possible to make a good return on renting
out your property to holidaymakers and golfers in a region which has been
dubbed the California of Europe. There are also excellent opportunities
for renting property on a long term basis.
Finding a property
The market is
much slower in recent years so one does not necessarily have to be able
to drop everything to come to see a property as soon as it comes on the
amrket but the better homes and those properties that are very keenly
priced may still sell quickly.
There are 3 easy steps:
- You give us a full brief of the type of property you
would like to buy with details such as whether
you want to get maximum rental return or want somewhere that is just
- We do the research locally and provide you with some
sample properties for sale including the details and photos if possible.
- If you like what you see the next step is to come to
Spain where we will meet you and accompany you on property viewings.
When I find a property what are the steps I
need to take?
Should you decide to purchase you will need time to arrange
these formalities – this can be done during this visit or you may
chose to return later.
You must be in a position immediately to pay a small holding
deposit (usually a few thousand Euros). This secures the price. You will
need to be able to transfer 10% of the property purchase price very soon
afterwards for exchange of the private contract.
You will need
a lawyer, a bank account and an NIE number (Numero de Identificacion de
Extranero). We can introduce you to English speaking lawyers who will
arrange things for you.We can also help you open a non-resident bank account.
The purchase process is simple.
Your lawyer will carry out all the necessary searches
and then together with the vendor's lawyer will draw up a private purchase
contract. when this is signed a deposit of 10% of the purchase price is
paid. This corresponds roughly to exchange of contracts in the U.K..
After this contract is signed nand for some reason you
do not complete the purchase you will lose your deposit. If the vendor
fails to complete he or she has to pay you twice the amount of the deposit.
A date is agreed for
completion. This takes place at the Notary's office, where the title deed
(escritura) is signed, the balance paid and the keys handed over
Please take a look through our property listings and see
if there is anything suitable.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Please complete the
Property Search Questionnaire, remember
the more information you can give us at this stage the better. We will
more easily be able to assess your requirements.
We will send you a sample selection of properties within a few days. If
we do not find there to be the right properties on the market we will
tell you; we do not believe in taking you to inappropriate viewings..
We pride ourselves on our individual approach and attention
to detail. We promise that we will not waste your time – we will
only take you to property that we believe you may be interested to buy.
We know the good areas, the best developments, the reputable companies
and can easily match your requirements. We are small and offer a truly
personal and honest service
Our service does not stop when we sell you the home. We
will help you with reputable lawyers, the utility companies, reliable
trades people and all the suppliers you may need including furniture shops,
kitchen companies, gardeners and pool maintenance firms.We can advise
you on suppliers and manage the projects for you.
You may want a mortgage; you will certainly need a bank
account. We will help you with all these tasks as part of our service
without any charge.
If you want to buy the property as an investment we will
be able to advise you on the sort of rent you can charge.
We will tailor-make the service to suit your exact requirements
whether they be a few repairs or a complete redecoration and interior
design service. We can manage all types of projects including alterations,
heating, air-conditioning, solar heating, swimming pools. We can also
get curtains and other soft furnishings made. And if you want a house
warming party we can arrange that for you too.
We use only the most reliable suppliers, reputable professionals
and skilled tradesmen to ensure that you are entirely satisfied with the