1. A House Buyer's Survey to ensure the client understands the condition
of a property -
A full report will uncover any major or minor faults with subsequent
implications. Walls are inspected for damp and timbers and other materials
present are inspected for any deterioration. The roof and foundations
are assessed and all services are commented upon. In addition, the
report will provide a summary of the current legal status of the property
taking into account access and boundary issues, disputes, taxes and
2. Legal advice through the negotiations to purchase with local searches
and checks carried out on a property prior to the private contract
carried out at the relevant local authorities to ensure the specific
use of a property is registered and that there are no local schemes,
or debts that might affect a property investment.
3. Independent legal advice from an english speaking abogado (lawyer)
on the private contract which upon signing, secures a property and
is the point when a deposit is paid - The
terms of the private contract are negotiated and agreed with the seller
to ensure that you are buying what you think you are buying.
4. Dedicated property consultancy advice up to and including the signing
of the escritura - There
are many issues to consider in the buying process from obtaining the
national identity numbers to making sure that the funds are properly
transferred at the signing of the escritura.