Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Legalities

 

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 permanently? 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...


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