- April 19, 2014 at 9:13 am #57990
we bought our property with dream homes playa ingles gran canaria they recommended a solicitor has anyone else dealt with dream homes i have found them good so far.
- April 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm #119434
I have heard this one is OK. They advertise in the free English publication Canary News and if its the firm of lawyers who publish the advice column(Rivero y Mendoza) in that publication they should be OK. .Surprised you ask as you say you have already ‘bought’ ie paid and taken possession Remember to get the Escritura -the Deeds. In UK a solicitor does this including registering at the Land Registry-there is a 30 days priority period after you sign and pay at the Notary important and consider changing the locks if you are not .going to stay in occupation until it is confirmed registered in your names. In GC they can leave it to the Agent to do – make sure you know ! My apartment was previously tenanted and when it hadn’t been done within the time I had to lay it on the line and it was done.(.Please note I am not qualified to give advice)
- April 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm #119441
Never, ever use a Solicitor recommended by an Agent.
- April 22, 2014 at 8:26 am #119442
Absolutely Katy. I was unwell physically at the time .Fortunately my flat is in a recent unit with less than the number required for a President but was done by an excellent architect. . So no monthly community. 95 euros a month quite an outlay – the saving on water bills maybe 9 euro per month.- I have read of less 50 but also of more 120 and 150.but maybe a good reason in terms of what is included.
- April 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm #119492
Possibly Katy we were a a little severe. Some postulations. There are good agents and good lawyers that will work together have fine reputations. Maybe you have dealt with such before. So might we say -its important to know who you are dealing with when you go to a different country to find out about them from others discreetly and to keep your ears to the ground. Is it possible as things maybe improve that some Agents will think they can go back to the same old ways ? Some people will know them if they still trade and will be eager to do what was done in the past and so what we wrote- they will just laugh!. Having said that -the essence of the matter is that a lawyer is acting for you the purchaser -and that means you have an agreement with the lawyer as to what he does protects you from mal-practice and you pay the fee not the agent. . Sometimes companies in the UK in the boom would have promotions in various locations with fixed prices for properties with an in house procedure and it was perfectly legal and customers were ok. What I am saying is wheras experienced people with on-going activity in the market and who know the ropes will know what they are doing -it is much more important for new buyers to be extra careful wherever it is in Spanish territory because its less regulated than in UK where we have National Conditions of Sale we have an alert media newspapers and TV with programmes like rogue traders etc. In particular be careful if asked to pay any money for a Reservation Contract by an agent -always seek advice from someone you trust.
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