PROPERTY buyers in Spain are being warned by the British Embassy not to be tempted by ‘dodgy deals’ from pushy developers.
While most buyers encounter no problems when purchasing their dream home, the Embassy says thousands more are facing on-going problems after being talked into ‘cutting corners’ to secure their new homes more quickly or easily.
“You should exercise extreme caution if an estate agent, promoter or lawyer urges you to cut corners to save money or time,” said Embassy property adviser Alex Brown.
“The Spanish property conveyancing system is different to the UK,” she explained.
“When you choose an estate agent, promoter or lawyer to help with your purchase, check that they are qualified, reliable professionals and have significant experience of operating in Spain and expert knowledge of how the system works.
“We strongly urge people to check the advice in full, make sure they use fully qualified, reputable advisers throughout the purchase process, and avoid any kind of ‘dodgy deal’ that could end up costing huge amounts of heartache and hard-earned money later on.”
Further Embassy advice on buying property in Spain can be found on the UKinSpain website at: http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-spain/property-in-spain.