Reply To: Asturias – Buying from a non-resident


Hi Mike,

Wow, June came round quickly!!

Have the estate agent specified 186,000 as a bankers draft/ cheque? If so, I can’t see how you are paying black money as this is usually a cash under the table job…I’m sure your deposit was transfer or cheque too? Ask how much commission they are making.

I think the agent we brought thru took only 5 % commission..yeh, more than the UK but less than a lot of other agents!

Ask to see the ‘draft’ escitura, its probably written and can be faxed to you. All will become clear then as the price on it is the offical price, anything extra is illegal under the table stuff, but still common here unfortunately.

Anyway, good luck…and yell if you need any help.