We are pleased to present the new guides we have received from the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), which we joined in 2015.

As you know, this association is engaged in the provision of impartial information about buying foreign properties, one of which is our very own Sotavento residential complex in Tenerife. As part of its mission to bring buyers and sellers together, the AIPP has made two guides available to us, which we are sure will be of interest to you: “How to Buy Overseas Property Safely and aGuide to Buying a Property in Spain”.

What topics are covered in each guide?

How to buy overseas property safely

  • Where in the world
  • The key players involved in the purchase of overseas properties
  • The benefits of having an overseas property
  • Inspection trips
  • Budgeting and currency
  • Hiring a lawyer
  • Relocation: the practicalities
  • Types of ownership
  • Renting out your property
  • The role of the AIPP
  • What happens if something goes wrong?

Guide to Buying a Property in Spain

  • The property search
  • Spain’s variety environment
  • Where in Spain?
  • Planning to view
  • The key players involved in the purchase of overseas properties
  • Researching expenses, terms and conditions, etc.
  • Buying the property
  • Preliminary sales contract (arras)
  • Contract of sale (escritura)
  • Registering ownership
  • Inheritance
  • Applying for Registry information
  • The costs of buying property in Spain

The guides aim to provide information on purchasing overseas properties, particularly in Spain, while keeping the parties concerned updated throughout the house buying process.