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Janet55

Posts: 12

Location: La Marina

Hi All ,

My partner and I are looking to relocate this year and will be coming over after the easter break to look at property. There appears to be alot of property stateing " Awaiting full paper work" .Can anyone advise me if these properties are worth looking at or shall I stay clear .Has anyone purchased one ?. I'm a bit nervous about buying but don't really want to rent long term .I would gladly welcome any advice .Thankyou Janet 

ColinL

Thu Apr 6, 2017 11:05am

Posts: 22

Location: La Marina

7 helpful posts

Hi Janet,

firstly, good luck with your property search! Currently going through the legal process of buying and being naturally sceptical about paperwork I would advise a common sense approach. Whilst not assuming everything you are told is wrong I ask politely for proof of everything. There's a great check list on the gov.uk website for buyers in Spain and it's proving very helpful to me. Check deeds, debt etc thoroughly but don't let it stress you out. It's meant to be a pleasure, don't let property ownership in Spain turn into an expensive nightmare. Good luck! Check out that website. It's brilliant!

Janet55

Janet55

Original Poster

Thu Apr 6, 2017 12:12pm

Posts: 12

Location: La Marina

Thankyou Colin .I will take on board your advice and check it out .I must admit it is a scary process .

labbydoo

Thu Apr 6, 2017 2:28pm

Posts: 15

Location: La Marina

2 helpful posts

Janet55 wrote:

Hi All ,

My partner and I are looking to relocate this year and will be coming over after the easter break to look at property. There appears to be alot of property stateing " Awaiting full paper work" .Can anyone advise me if these properties are worth looking at or shall I stay clear .Has anyone purchased one ?. I'm a bit nervous about buying but don't really want to rent long term .I would gladly welcome any advice .Thankyou Janet 

Hi Janet

I bought outright in December and love every minute  in La marina urbanization. 

I went with smart property.. they are helpfu & you pay a bit extra but they sort out all paper work deeds and solicitors.

Good luck 

Ian

Janet55

Janet55

Original Poster

Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:04pm

Posts: 12

Location: La Marina

Thankyou Ian ,it's a bit daunting when you don't know the leagal system .

DanielleSpain

Fri Apr 7, 2017 11:44am

Posts: 3

Location: Javea / Xàbia

Hi Janet,

When it says 'awaiting paperwork' could it be just the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)? It is illegal to sell, or even advertise a property without this. Therefore it is common practice for agents to list the property straight away, apply for the EPC, but in the meantime state they are awaiting the certificate.

Like I said, a property can not be sold without it, so they'll get it sorted in time!

Janet55

Janet55

Original Poster

Fri Apr 7, 2017 11:58am

Posts: 12

Location: La Marina

Thankyou Danielle,

 I will now include these properties on my viewing list and ask questions as the EPC is not listed on the property I'm looking at on the Internet. Thankyou once again this is a wonderful forum knowing that when in doubt you only need to ask the question .

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