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Buying property in Greece and the Greek Islands – top tips

Greece and its beautiful islands continue to be a popular choice for holiday makers and homebuyers alike, despite not being in a great economic state. In fact, the economic downturn offers those considering buying property on mainland Greece and the Greek islands – including Corfu, Zante, Kefalonia, Lefkas, Rhodes and more – a great opportunity to bag a […]

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When should you consider using a currency exchange specialist?

When dealing with overseas assets such as property, shares and banks accounts, for instance, it can be a minefield knowing where to start. Instructing a reputable foreign lawyer in the country where the assets are held will almost certainly be a necessity. However, once you’ve instructed a foreign lawyer to handle the legalities it can […]

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Need an affidavit from a foreign lawyer?

If a person who is domiciled outside of the UK dies owning assets in the UK, the probate registry will usually ask for an affidavit of foreign law (also know as declaration of heirs or certificate of heirs) before issuing the Grant of Probate/ Grant of Letters of administration to the executors or administrators of […]

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The property buying process in Cyprus

Buying a property in Cyprus can be complicated, so it’s advisable to seek the advice of an independent lawyer early in the buying process to guide you through the property buying system in Cyprus.   There are four key steps to buying a property in Cyprus: 1. Preliminary Contract in Cyprus When buying a property in Cyprus initially you […]