Government guide to buying Spanish property safely

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    • #56273
      Anonymous
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      Just in case you’ve never seen it, the Ministry of Public Works, in association with the property registers (Registradores) have published this guide called ‘How to buy a home in Spain – consumer saftey in purchasing property’

      http://www.fomento.gob.es/NR/rdonlyres/55F07DA1-3DC3-4FB8-B140-3BE95097CD47/101724/guia_comprar.pdf

    • #105210
      Anonymous
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      @mark wrote:

      Just in case you’ve never seen it, the Ministry of Public Works, in association with the property registers (Registradores) have published this guide called ‘How to buy a home in Spain – consumer saftey in purchasing property’

      http://www.fomento.gob.es/NR/rdonlyres/55F07DA1-3DC3-4FB8-B140-3BE95097CD47/101724/guia_comprar.pdf

      Lots of good info.

    • #105229
      Anonymous
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      Usefull indeed, practically & the actaul working is the real issue. Spain is very good with presentation & promises.

    • #105233
      Anonymous
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      Excuse me –

      No mention of a lawyer?
      No assurance that the notarial system is licensed and safe?
      An assumption that we can all read and write Spanish?
      An assumption that we can all interpret Spanish law?
      An assumption that we all have the nous and time available to trawl the various departments necessary?
      No guide telling us what to do when things do go wrong?

      This is why we employed lawyers to make sure the job was done legally and safely.

      Give me a break …

      roots

    • #105235
      Anonymous
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      We do not know who this is targeted towards i.e.Spanish buyers or others who speak English

      No mention of a lawyer?

      SPANISH DO NOT USE A LAWYER IN BUYING SELLING A PROPERTY.

      No assurance that the notarial system is licensed and safe?

      LICENSED MAYBE, SAFE CERTAINLY NOT.

      An assumption that we can all read and write Spanish?

      AS I SAID WE DO NOT KNOW WHO IT TARGETED TOWORDS. EVEN OUR MOTHER TONGUE WAS SPANISH. READING & INTERPRETING LEGAL DOCUMENTS ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

      An assumption that we can all interpret Spanish law?

      YOU MY BE ABLE TO DO SO. THE LAW DOES NOT MEAN MUCH ONCE ONE IS IN THE COURTS.

      An assumption that we all have the nous and time available to trawl the various departments necessary?
      OUR TIME MANAGEMENT IS OUR ISSUE.

      No guide telling us what to do when things do go wrong?

      NOT ONLY WHAT TO DO BUT WHO SHOULD BE APPROACHED FOR THE REDRESS.

      This is why we employed lawyers to make sure the job was done legally and safely.
      AGREE, THIS HAS TO BE TAKEN UP WITH THE ” COLLIEGIO DE ABAGADOS” AND WE ALL KNOW. THE SYSTEM IS DISJOINTED & NO SPINNING WILL SOLVE THE ISSUES

      Give me a break …

      roots

    • #105205
      Anonymous
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      Although the Spanish do not use a lawyer when buying or selling property in Spain, the English certainly need to. We are constantly told by everyone to employ an independent lawyer who is, preferably Spanish. See the British Embassy guide here:

      http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-spain/property-in-spain/before-you-buy/

      The Government guide is written in Spanish and translated into English so presumably it is aimed at both nationalities. Some further comments here:

      http://www.costa-news.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7701&Itemid=1

      roots

    • #105241
      Anonymous
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      I understand where you are coming from. The Embassy or others cannot say dont use a lawyer. For the purpose of prudance they have to say. What they are doing is sending the Lambs to the slaughter with buyers having a false sense of security as sadly many have found out to their cost..

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