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.
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.
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