When people are asked their reasons for buying a property abroad high on the list is the weather. Together with a more relaxed way of life. Is this last aspect also influenced by the weather? Sunshine and blue skies bring a smile to most people and perhaps a more laid back approach to life.
We take a very small snapshot of winter temperatures in December over a 10 day period in a few locations in 🇪🇸 Spain and 🇵🇹 Portugal compared to the UK.
Eastern Algarve Tavira, PortugalAvg 17°
Costa Blanca South Torrevieja, Spain Avg 18°
Costa del SolEast Nerja, Spain Avg 18°
Menorca, BalearicsIsland Avg 14°
Manchester UK Avg 6°
The winter can be the time, when as the temperatures drop and our morning gaze is dull grey skies our thoughts turn to warmer climates.
Whether it is the ability to escape the British winter for a few weeks to recharge your batteries, or become a snowbird, like Canadians, Norwegians etc., who escape for a couple of months or more. A second home abroad can be a real treasure to enjoy.
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Choosing to stay in UK and no longer able to use your holiday home
We take a look at some of the questions to ask yourself and what actions may follow.
How involved do you wish to be, as much or as little as possible?
A hands on approach will need travelling to Spain to meet with estate agents,solicitors etc to make the necessary arrangements.
Consider your present legal position. Do you have a legal representative in Spain to act on your behalf?
If the idea of travelling and arranging the sale is daunting or time consuming, what is the alternative? Property Overseas a specialist UK company offers a bespoke remote selling service for those who wish to avoid this.
We can arrange for Spanish solicitors to act as your representative or work with any solicitor you have a existing relationship with.
We faciltitate power of attorney for the owner or multiple owners of the property to allow the Spanish solicitor to act on your behalf.
Using our professional network in Spain we can source a established agent with good local knowledge and contacts combined with access to national/international digtial platforms to market your property successfully.
Once a suitable estate agent has been sourced we arrange access to provide a market valuation.
When considering agents you may wish for the contract to be viewed by a Spanish solicitor to be clear on your obligations, we can arrange this.
The property may benefit from home staging to present it in the most attractive way to prospective buyers? This can be of particular value if a property has not been visited for a period and may need some TLC.
Properties Overseas are able to project manage the whole process, covering the marketing, legal, and currency aspects to any property sale. We use our professional network as required as cases can vary in their complexity particularly with multiple ownership spread in UK, Europe or beyond.
We can help save you the time and expense of travelling to Spain to arrange the sale of your property.
We help end the financial burden of continuing to pay the running costs of the property, such as community fees, local taxes or even a mortgage. All these costs are funded in euros not your home currency if based in the UK.
Finally, piece of mind cannot be underated. Sometimes it is the thought of the potential stress of dealing with the sale of a property makes you delay the decision even for years. We have found some older clients have delayed the decision and now feel unable to travel to Spain. At the same time do not wish to pass the burden of disposing of a overseas property to their family to resolve on thier behalf.
Properties Overseas Professional Network working with us for you as required in the UK or Spain
Notary Public Solicitors Estate Agents Property Consultants Currency Brokers
Home Staging Specialists
Tax & Wealth Management Advisers
Here are some of the people we have helped
Single or multiple owners from both the UK & Ireland.
Solicitors dealing with divorce settlements & probate etc.,
Want to buy a property abroad? How do you ensure you make the right choice?
Whilst the internet can find properties with the attributes you search for, identifying those that are in an area that would suit you is very hit and miss. What looks good on the screen, in reality, is a great disappointment in real life. Photos are taken to show off the properties as best they can; pylons, building sites, industrial and commercial neighbours are avoided.
The biggest problem most internet searchers experience is the sheer volume of properties their searches present. Properties Overseas helps its clients avoid overload and confusion. Its experienced people will save you time and help refine your property requirements so you can focus on what suits your needs and preferences. We will give you access to the most appropriate properties. You will save time when visiting Spain to view properties and ensure you get the most from your visit.
You take financial advice from the UK but live in Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta or another EU country? Regulations are changing. What do you need to think about as full Brexit approaches?
Reassuringly, even if there is a no-deal Brexit, citizens’ rights for UK nationals legally settled in an EU member state by 31 December 2020 are protected under the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement. There are no such guarantees, however, in the area of financial services, which could affect whether you can continue to receive UK-based advice and services as an EU resident.
You need to make sure you check that your financial planning – and your adviser – will stand up to the challenges that Brexit may bring. Here are four key considerations.
The end of passporting
If you have a good relationship with your UK-based financial adviser, you may understandably wish to continue using them, despite now living in a different country. However, you need to make sure they can legally continue to advise you after the Brexit transition period.
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Many coastal areas in Spain are now mature resorts where building sites in prime locations are limited and expensive. In order to get the property you want in a good location, close to the beach and amenities, resale properties maybe the best or only option. There are other advantages, these include:
Can be considerably cheaper to buy ( in some areas new builds command a 30% premium)
Able to take possession quickly
Less expensive community fees
More certainty on running costs
No further construction disruption in the area
You will know what the area will be like in a few years time
Whilst purchasing a new build provides the opportunity buy a modern fully equipped property and to customise it the way you prefer, the lower cost of resale property can enable you to improve or even renovate to achieve what you want well within a lower budget.
Should you want to buy a property in Spain, we will listen to what you will want to use it for, we explore the benefits you want from buying a property and will advise you on how best to achieve them. If you are unsure whether you want a new build or a resale. we can organise viewings of both to help you make up your mind
Internal character features
Traditional Spanish architecture
Mature planted gardens
Potential for larger plot size & interior rooms sizes