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  1. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Olá. I searched for the answer as usual. An estate agent is asking me to sign an exclusivity contract early on in the buying process, when I asked for the Caderneta Predial. Is this normal? What do you guys think?
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I am here to ask for advice and guidance regarding buying my fathers Spanish property. Some background: 1. My father owns a property in Guardamar and is looking to sell. The property is owned outright and he has the deeds. 2. My wife and I have decided to buy the property and raised the...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    What's the deal with historic building status in France? While trawling French property websites I never see any mention of whether the property is a listed building or subject to other similar provisions. By contrast, in Germany just about about every interesting looking building over a...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone. My parents are selling their property in Guardamar. My wife and I plan to purchase the property using savings. We will not require to take a Spanish mortgage although we will need a small UK loan to raise the funds. My question is, if my parents sign the property over to us what...
  5. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me with a problem my parents have had after selling their apartment in Spain. Their lawyer has charged crazy fees. Before his fees were deducted they received about 60,500 after the realtors cut, so they expected to get about 55 to 57 thousand after a...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Recently and naively sent Arras money to a seller the day before signing the Arras. Due to a a mortgage problem we initially delayed then had to end up not signing the Arras. We can no longer go through with the purchase but despite not signing the arras, the seller is feuding to give the 10%...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I own a third equal share of an apartment in spain and I want the property sold but the other two shareholders want to wait until property prices increase , can I force the sale of the property ? , what action can I take for the property to be sold ?
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi All New to the Forum, i am in the UK moving to Spain early 22 - i have applied for a Non Lucrative Visa and believe i need to have a residence in Spain as part of the application - i was thinking about a short term rental as i want to buy somewhere once i have done some exploring - i imagine...
  9. Expat Tax
    Hi So we just sold property in the States. Owned 10 years, last 5 were rented while we were resident here in the UK on a spouse visa, now ILR. We are reinvesting to buy our first home here in the UK. We calculated the calculated capital gains we were likely to pay using a H&R calculator and same...
  10. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi, I am from UK, thinking of buying a holiday home eventually to become my retirement home. I have chosen Chania, Crete for its weather, landscape and longer period of sunshine. Buying a property remotely is a bit daunting, since the pandemic the local agents and lawer say once you have viewed...
  11. Expat Tax
    HI everyone. Recent turn of events meant my USC/ILR partner needed to sell her US house pretty quickly and did not have time to plan ahead for tax purposes. Purchased it in 2011 and lived in until 2016 (5 years). Moved to the UK mid 2016 and rented out during this period (5 years). Now sold...
  12. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi all. Our developer has not delivered on what was expected with our build. I know there are issues within our Promesa that he should be required to complete as listed, however what about those other areas that could be classed as subjective, such as the quality of finish on the walls...
  13. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello I was wondering about taxes and fees regarding selling property in Portugal and bringing the funds to Canada to buy a home. Bit of background, I'm a Canadian with Portuguese duel citizenship currently living in Canada and planning to stay here, my father passed and left me property in...
  14. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello all, I am currently looking into purchasing a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in Porto which I want to use as a rental property. I am currently debating with myself as to whether I want to purchase a property that would be more attractive to long term renters or a property which would be better...
  15. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hi, we’re looking for an English speaking accountant in or around Ostuni / Cisternino / Ceglie to assist with a local property acquisition and annual accounts of our Italian S.r.l. Can anyone recommend?
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Everyone, This is my first post, and I am grateful for this amazing forum. I just married a French woman, we reside in France. I am paying taxes in France, however, I was wondering if I would be taxed the high real estate tax in France if I was to purchase an investment property in the...
  17. Expat Tax
    Hi, I having a PR in Australia and planning to move to australia. I have live and worked in UAE for several year and i am pakistani national. During these years i have bought some properties in Pakistan , since i am moving to Australia some people are suggesting to me to sell the property and...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So, my father died and under French law his house is now mine. I have a copy of the Copie Authentique from the Notaire that lists him as the owner. I suppose that is the French equivalent of what would be deeds in the UK. Anyway, here is my question: How can I get the house legally...
  19. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi all, I'm planning to look for a property to buy soon, was wondering about people's experiences with making offers - how much below asking price (in percentage?) has been successful for you, or not? What is reasonable? I understand this would of course differ from one seller to another and...
  20. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Hi, I have a property in the Paphos area that will shortly be available to rent what's the best way to go about this? I might be open to a private agreement but I think a letting agent might be better as I don't live in Cyprus myself. Can anyone recommend a good letting agent? Also what sort...
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