The number 1 rule to buying a property in Bulgaria is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property abroad.
How a currency specialist can help you buy abroad
When it comes to buying property abroad, have you thought about how
exactly you intend to move the money from the UK to your new country? You
will have to pay a deposit and then the remainder of the money, or perhaps
you are buying a property outright. Either way, it pays to use a specialist
currency company rather a high street bank to transfer funds abroad.
If they have not used a specialist before, many people may be wary of a
catch, but there really is none! Whilst the More...
What makes us want an overseas home?
For many people, moving or owning a property abroad may appear just a
dream, with only a small minority actually acting on their dreams and
moving to another country. With an estimated four in ten British people
wanting to move abroad, let’s look at the reasons behind these
desires. Why would you wish to buy property abroad, or indeed move abroad
Well, for starters there is the weather. Britain has long been associated
with rain, wind, and as having generally More...
Working and earning abroad
Unless you are moving abroad to retire, or you have a lot of money, or the
property is just a holiday home, then it is likely that you will need to
find employment in the new country. Many young families or couples moving
abroad will have to look for work when they arrive, if they do not arrive
with a secured job offer already in place.
If you are moving from the UK to another country within the EEA (European
Economic Area) then you will be able to legally work in the country. More...
Is the whole family really up for the move?
Moving house is one of the most stressful things we do in our lifetimes;
moving to another country is on a whole other scale! The main thing to
consider is how the whole family feels good about the move. It is important
not to assume that everyone is as excited about the move as you are.
Children: Young children especially may be very worried about leaving
school, friends, and everything they have come to know. It is important to
listen to them and ask them how they feel about More...
Make Sure You Use an Independent Lawyer
In my years with the OGC, I have spoken to lots of people buying abroad,
most of whom were thrilled with the outcome, but sadly there have been a
few that have had tragic tales to tell.
One such couple had bought the holiday home of their dreams, with lovely
views of the sea, and were excitedly planning regular visits accompanied by
their children and grandchildren. You can imagine their horror when they
visited their property as it neared completion only to discover that More...