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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi and thanks for clicking on the thread. I'm hoping to find suggestions on either a decent quality mortgage broker (if they exist). Or if anyone has a sugegstion on how to get a good quality view of what mortgage I could possibly get - in the UK there's load of online comparison websites. I'm...
  13. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    I already own a large three story property in southern Italy for many years, which I'm now trying to get valued. I see other properties advertised with square metres sizes stated, e.g. "Habitable surface: 235 m²" Does anybody know what the official definition / convention is when stating...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello all. Hoping to get out to Spain after things settle down in the next few months and start looking at property in the Malaga/Marbella/Costa del Sol areas. Does anyone have any recomendaciones for family run estate agents that they have used before? It would be nice to work with a family and...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I'm involved with two different NPOs that are based in the US; both are registered as 501(c)(3)s. One of them is looking into purchasing a property in France, and operating it for the purposes of the nonprofit. I've been tasked with researching the legal and financial aspects of this and...
  16. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone, could you please help to understand what might be Spanish and UK tax liabilities if we sell our house in the UK? My DH and I are both UK citizens officially residing in Spain for over 3 years now. All these years our UK property was rented and we were paying UK tax from rental...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi We are looking for some advice on good areas in Murcia and Alicante. We are considering setting up a small (probably rural) self-catering holiday business and would be keen to hear any recommendations. A few areas I have started to research are: Pinoso, Sax, Fortuna, Calpe, Cartagena. Also...
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I'm in the process of buying a property in Spain and the current owner has an existing mortgage on the flat. When completing the purchase at the Notaria, a bankers draft is commonly used as payment. So how does this work when there is an existing mortgage involved ? As I understand it a...
  19. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I would like to hear from people who own property in Mexico and rent it out (and who may or may not also live part-time in it). I have read that Mexican income tax must be paid on any rental income but I don't understand how to do that. How does it work, and how much is it? If there are any...
  20. Articles: Europe
    Expats moving back to Britain face challenges if they need to find a home to buy with many surprised by the rise in prices in places like London. While many expats, who planned to only work abroad for a set time and rented out their property rather then selling up, there are others who return...
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