April 12, 2007 at 12:38 pm #52792
Could anyone who has bought in the Puerto de Mazarron area give me any advice guidance to Banks/Solicitors in the area.
April 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm #70784
How about a please !!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 12, 2007 at 1:37 pm #70785
Apologies for not adding a PLEASE. First time on site 😳
April 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm #70786
There is a Halifax Bank in Puerto de Mazarron, next door to Mercadona. The assistant manager is English. I don’t know how competitive they are mortgage wise etc but at least you can make enquiries without any language barriers.
As far as a solicitor is concerned I would have to say no. I have yet to find a local lawyer I would recommend (but several I would avoid like the plague!). Another board – can’t remember which one – mentioned a ‘cartel’ in the area but that is not my own comment. My advice would be to look for a lawyer slightly out of the area.
You do need to be very, very careful in the Mazarron area. There is a distinct lack of Habitation Certificates – also called Licences of First Occupation – in some newer developments. There are also some problems with residential homes built on land designated for tourist use.
Are you interested in any particular development? I could probably give you some relevant links.
April 12, 2007 at 4:20 pm #70793
Thank you for that I am looking at buying resale in El Alcolar or El Almillo area
April 12, 2007 at 4:22 pm #70795
Yes, you can try the Halifax. I have a mortgage with them they have very competative/innovative products. Unlike the Spanish Banks who wants a 65 year old person to pay off mortgage in 10 years and than take a mortgage free property to heaven with him/her.
Whislt alive could not pay for a beer etc as the monthly payment to the Bank at current prices of the properties did not leave any money left over.
April 12, 2007 at 4:48 pm #70797
You are very welcome.
I don’t think you will have any problems at El Alamillo or El Alcolar, lovely position and no issues that I know of.
If you haven’t already, have a look at this website:
(I know the spelling is wrong, its part of the charm)
The manager of the site owns a house on El Alamillo so there should be plenty of information there. He used to recommend a lawyer in La Manga Club – it might be worth emailing him to check if he is still happy to do so.
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