Thanks so much for your reply. Do you know how the physical transfer of money usually happens? For example, when we pay the initial 10% deposit, is this paid by bank transfer before/after the contract is signed, or do we bring a bank cheque to the contract signing appointment?
I already have an NIE number but my partner doesn’t – so this will be the first thing we do when we arrive.
Is any debt which is attached to a property for sale always made clear by the seller? For example, in the estate agent listing? If not, will our lawyer be able to make absolutely certain that there is no debt attached?
Thanks for the 1% agent fee tip! If they ask for the 1% fee, should we just say that we are willing to purchase the property, but are not legally required to pay that fee?