HAVE BEEN READING ALL PROS AND CONS OF BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN.HAVE BEEN OFFERED OFF PLAN 2 BED APARTMENT EL BALCON DE ALCAUCIN.DOES ANYONE KNOW THIS AREA? WE PLAN TO LIVE IN SPAIN EVENTUALLY WHEN CHILDREN ARE OLDER,SO MAY LIVE IN THIS AREA PERMANENTLY.HAVE NOT BEEN OFFERED INDEPENDENT LAWYER.DO WE TRUST REAL ESTATE AGENT?HELP?
To be on the safe side you should always use your own lawyer whom you source independently of the real estate agent and/or developer you buy from. Any other course of action significantly increases your risks.
I recommend some outstanding real estate lawyers around Spain. You can find their contact details here: