IT is very much on the front line in the heart of Marbella.
Nearly a decade old, the team at Linea Invest have an enviable position on the Golden Mile between Puerto Banus and Marbella old town.
Set up nine years ago by Russian economist Luba Sobinova, the team specialise in all aspects of property around Marbella.
Whether you are looking for a bargain two-bedroom apartment in Banus or a massive villa in the Sierra Blanca hills, the team of eight will be able to help you.
With a solid mix of international clients, from as far and wide as Belgium and Italy, Ireland and Russia, they have a lot of experience of dealing with different nationalities.
And as director Luba began life in a legal firm in Marbella three years before setting up her agency, she understands well all the intricacies and issues involved.
“There are so many grey areas and issues that always come up,” explains Luba, who speaks good English as well as German and studied economics at Volgograd University
“There are new laws coming in all the time and the only fully legal town plan goes back to 1986, so technically there are thousands of illegal properties in Marbella and everyone knows that is not the case.
“What we always do is study each property on its own and work out how to deal with the issues,” she adds.
“I know the legal system in Spain very well and all the various local laws and paperwork issues, which really helps our clients.”
A big fan of the Marbella lifestyle, she loves its location and environment. “The quality of life is perfect, there is little traffic and there are great doctors and dentists, plus 14 private schools, lots of beauty clinics and good shopping. It is also very clean,” explains Luba, who lives in Nueva Andalucia. “There are also many cultural activities and events, such as Starlite and art exhibitions.”
She also likes its location near to Tarifa, a place she loves visiting when she gets time at weekends. “I am a big fan of Spain in general but in particular Ibiza and I definitely prefer Madrid to Barcelona,” she continues.
Her team includes British agent Tia Watt-Roy, who grew up in Andalucia, as well as Olga, Natalia, Nellya and Slava.
Contact the office on 952828129 or at Blvd del Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Edif Milla de Oro, local 3. www.lineainvest.com