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Old 24th April 2014, 05:24 AM
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We're due in Andalucia soon, with plans to move out to the Casares/Jimena area moving slowly forward.

We're going to meet with a lawyer and accountant while we're out there, just to ask questions, and hopefully start to build a good working relationship.

The appointments have been made through the Citizens Advice Bureau of Spain. We have found them really helpful so far, and come recommended by a few people on another forum. I can't fault them at all up to now.

I just wondered if anyone on here had used them for help, and their views and experiences of them...and if this the best way to obtain legal advice and a lawyer.

I'm probably being paranoid because they have been nothing but helpful, it's just that finding a really good lawyer for any purchase is my biggest worry about moving to Spain.

Thanks for any advice.

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Hi all,

We're due in Andalucia soon, with plans to move out to the Casares/Jimena area moving slowly forward.

We're going to meet with a lawyer and accountant while we're out there, just to ask questions, and hopefully start to build a good working relationship.

The appointments have been made through the Citizens Advice Bureau of Spain. We have found them really helpful so far, and come recommended by a few people on another forum. I can't fault them at all up to now.

I just wondered if anyone on here had used them for help, and their views and experiences of them...and if this the best way to obtain legal advice and a lawyer.

I'm probably being paranoid because they have been nothing but helpful, it's just that finding a really good lawyer for any purchase is my biggest worry about moving to Spain.

Thanks for any advice.

Steve
It's just a Facebook group. A good one to be fair, but I can't see why any lawyer recommended by them would be any better than one recommended by anyone else - or any worse for that matter.
I believe that they are setting up a website & seeking charitable status or similar - might already have it.
I dare say some of the regulars here might know of good lawyers and accountants in that region, too.
We only allow regular members to recommend and they mustn't be financially linked to the business, so you'd be sure you were getting genuine recommendations, too

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Going on the premise that most people are honest you're probably going to be fine, but the name of this company(?)/ organization (??) seems a little well, not really up front let's say. They appear to be playing on the idea that British people will recognise the words Citizens Advice Bureau and will relate that to the well known organization in the UK when in fact there is no such thing as the CAB represented here. The name is misleading and it's been done deliberately. There is the OMIC Oficina Municipal de Información al Consumidor (or something similar) in each region, the Spanish equivalent.
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Thank you for the replies.

I have asked on here before about any recommendations for lawyers in the area, but didn't receive any replies...I sort of assumed that people were reluctant to recommend anything as important as a lawyer for someone just in case it went wrong??

Trying to find a route to take to find a lawyer that we feel we can trust seems a minefield. Personal recommendation is obviously the best way, but then you start questioning the source of the recommendation. It's obviously an area I don't want to make a mistake in!!

With that in mind, what is the best way to find a thorough, honest, and trustworthy lawyer?

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Thank you for the replies.

I have asked on here before about any recommendations for lawyers in the area, but didn't receive any replies...I sort of assumed that people were reluctant to recommend anything as important as a lawyer for someone just in case it went wrong??

Trying to find a route to take to find a lawyer that we feel we can trust seems a minefield. Personal recommendation is obviously the best way, but then you start questioning the source of the recommendation. It's obviously an area I don't want to make a mistake in!!

With that in mind, what is the best way to find a thorough, honest, and trustworthy lawyer?

ask around locally - that's how I found my gestor - then visited a few to see which one I 'gelled' with - & would (& do ) recommend him without hesitation

maybe now that you've narrowed the area down you'll get some suggestions

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ask around locally - that's how I found my gestor - then visited a few to see which one I 'gelled' with - & would (& do ) recommend him without hesitation

maybe now that you've narrowed the area down you'll get some suggestions
Thanks for the reply.

How is the best way to "ask about locally"? Obviously our first contact locally is the estate agent, and I'm reluctant to go down that route as a recommendation. The same as asking owners who have bought through them..they can only be sourced through the agents.

I've asked on here previously, and just started another thread asking for help.

I have also contacted the Citizens Advice Bureau of Spain to make an appointment to see a lawyer, but a recent thread I started on here hasn't suggested it's a foolproof route to take.

Picking a solicitor is becoming a major source of concern for us. It's not something we want to get wrong.

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Thank you for the replies.

I have asked on here before about any recommendations for lawyers in the area, but didn't receive any replies...I sort of assumed that people were reluctant to recommend anything as important as a lawyer for someone just in case it went wrong??

Trying to find a route to take to find a lawyer that we feel we can trust seems a minefield. Personal recommendation is obviously the best way, but then you start questioning the source of the recommendation. It's obviously an area I don't want to make a mistake in!!

With that in mind, what is the best way to find a thorough, honest, and trustworthy lawyer?
Much depends on whether we have an active member in the area in question. I can recommend somebody near here but we are several hundred kilometres away so would be no use. Much the same would apply for most other members.

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Hi,

I have just started a thread asking for information in the specific area....but I have tried that before to be honest, with no response...hopefully I'll have better results this time.

I'm really hoping for a name that keeps getting recommended so that it gives me confidence to go with them.

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I have just started a thread asking for information in the specific area....but I have tried that before to be honest, with no response...hopefully I'll have better results this time.

I'm really hoping for a name that keeps getting recommended so that it gives me confidence to go with them.
the vast majority are absolutely fine & honest - but you're right - not a good idea to use the same one as the vendor - nor the one recommended by the agent....

we do have a member in that specific area - jimenato - maybe try sending him a PM? He has been on the forum the past few days, & in fact earlier this morning! but he sometimes does that & then you don't see him for weeks.........

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the vast majority are absolutely fine & honest - but you're right - not a good idea to use the same one as the vendor - nor the one recommended by the agent....

we do have a member in that specific area - jimenato - maybe try sending him a PM? He has been on the forum the past few days, & in fact earlier this morning! but he sometimes does that & then you don't see him for weeks.........
Thanks. I have 'spoken' with jimenato on a thread on here before, and I'll certainly send him a pm ......however, I've been having trouble with sending pm's. My account says they've not been sent, and I've certainly never got any replies from those I've sent. When I try to access my account it also comes up as Steve R, without the dot, and that's not me! I've tried contacting the forum four times....again no reply.

As a super mod could you help with that problem??

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