Blakemore Walker Chartered Surveyors & Legal Consultants

SPECIALISING IN PROPERTY PURCHASE AND SALES IN ASTURIAS, CANTABRIA, GALICIA and the BASQUE COUNTRY

MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS

PROPERTY LEGAL ADVICE IN NORTH SPAIN

CONSTRUCTION

GENERAL MARKET COMMENT

PRICES ON THE COAST

PHOTOS AND TOURISM

PROPERTY AND THE EURO

COMMENT ON AGENTS

PROPERTY PURCHASE CONVEYANCING PACKAGE All necessary checks carried out to ensure that there is full title to the property, that there are no current or future claims against the property and all the relevant licences and permissions are valid. We can provide all legal services as part of the HOME BUYER'S PACK designed to be the most cost effective and secure way of procuring a property purchase in Spain.

The Spanish system :- An "abogado" is a spanish lawyer or solicitor. Usually employed to provide legal advice to a particular client. A "Notario" is necessary in the legal process in order to formalise the documentation in the purchase or sale of property. A notario is independent of both parties and is employed by the state.

DEPOSIT PAID Often agents and sellers will say that the deposit should be 10%. This is not the case and Blakemore Walker have negotiated many contracts at levels far less than 10%. There are often strong legal reasons to pay a lesser deposit in order to avoid risks under spanish law. Please ask for advice.

SHOULD I PAY THE AGENT TO MAKE AN OFFER? Often agents ask potential purchasers to pay in order to make an offer to the seller. NEVER pay anything until you have taken proper legal advice and certainly not until you have a proper valid contract. In many cases agents do not have instructions to sell and are simply trying to secure a commission deal with the seller. more information

RURAL PROPERTY IN NORTHERN SPAIN Many older stone properties have been handed down through the family generations and remain unregistered. It is an absolute requirement under spanish law that property transactions are registered.

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