Buying in France, part six: the legal process

Even after Brexit, British buyers will still have the right to purchase property in France – just like other third-country nationals like Australians. However, the legal process of buying a house in France is different, so you need to know what to expect. We’re looking at the key steps, from involving the notaire to signing the acte de vente.

Buying in Spain, part six: the legal process

British citizens have the same rights to buy a property in Spain as the Spanish do. Even if there’s a no-deal Brexit, you’ll still be able to buy property here – it’s not one of the ‘four freedoms’. But the buying process is quite different, so you need to make sure you’re up on what to expect. Here are the key points of the legal process of buying a home in Spain.

Your Portuguese homes from home

Some of us want to immerse ourselves in Portugal and get as far away from fellow Brits, Americans, Germans and other expats as possible. And some want to join a friendly bunch and become part of the international community. You can do either very easily in Portugal. This article is for those who prefer Portuguese homes where you can probably speak to your neighbours in English! So, where should you start your search?

Buying in Cyprus, part six: buying system

We’re now on the final part of our serialisation of Buying in Cyprus, and that means we’re looking at the legal process of buying a house in Cyprus. Unlike many continental European countries, the Cypriot system does have more similarities to British law, which is great news for buyers. However, there are still some key differences, especially as an overseas buyer, so keep reading to find out what you need to know.

Buying in Italy, Part Six: The buying system in Italy

The British have the same right to buy in Italy as the Italians do, but the legal process will not be like those you are used to in the UK. Italy’s legal system is a bit different, so, so too is the buying system in Italy. Find out the nine key steps in this, your final part of our serialisation of Buying in Italy.

Buying in Spain, Part Five: Making an Offer

Once you’ve been out to Spain on a viewing trip or two and you’ve found your perfect property (perhaps from our property portal!), then it’s time to make an offer. This is a stage where you need to move fast, but you also need to make sure you keep the upper hand. In this, Part Five of Buying in Spain, we’re looking at how to make an offer on a house in Spain. These are our top seven tips to make sure everything goes smoothly.
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