There is no substitute for correct legal advice and you should engage the services of an ‘Abogado’ (Spanish Solicitor) who speaks fluent English.
You should ask yourself ‘would you purchase a property in your own country without engaging the services of a solicitor’. The answer is probably, no, therefore, why would you buy a property in a foreign country where property conveyance procedures and laws differ, without proper legal counsel.
Quite simply, in our opinion, an agency that states that you do not need a solicitor and that they can undertake all the conveyance work would create a conflict of interest and should be avoided.
You may have heard the ‘horror stories’ of people who have purchased property abroad and suffered financial loss due to loss of deposits, inherited debts or perhaps defective title deeds. This is generally due to a prospective purchaser ‘short cutting’ the purchasing process or taking advice from an unscrupulous, unlicensed agent or ‘friend’ and foolishly entering into a property transaction without the correct legal counsel.
What price can you place on ‘peace of mind’?
The solicitor’s fees will obviously depend upon how much time and work is involved in a particular purchase. Generally, the fee will probably be around 1 % of the final purchase price.
REAL ESTATE MY HOME, has links with solicitors in Gran Canaria who have acted for existing clients and are experts in Spanish property conveyance matters. We will be happy to recommend them to new clients.
REAL ESTATE MY HOME, want to make your home buying process as easy and trouble free as possible. You will benefit from our personal service, however we cannot avoid the fact that public contracts, deeds, forms etc. have to be drawn up in Spanish and with the support of your Spanish Solicitor and Bank Manager, together we will achieve maximum transparency and security for you.
Please be advised that regrettably, REAL ESATE MY HOME, WILL NOT undertake any property dealings with you, unless you agree to use the services of a Spanish solicitor.