Making sure that you receive good, independent legal advice when buying or selling a property overseas is one of the most important parts of the process.

Getting as much information and advice as possible from a properly qualified independent lawyer about the property law in the country in which you are dealing is essential.

For example, you will need to be advised as to whether any mortgage for the property accrues against the owner or the property itself? Have the Building Regulations been complied with to ensure that the property you are buying is legal? Are there any restrictions or advantages for foreign property purchasers?

Instructing lawyers connected with estate agents or development companies often creates conflicts of interest which can be detriment to the interests of the purchaser. It is therefore necessary to ensure that you instruct a reliable independent lawyer to protect your interests.

Whether you are buying a property as a holiday home, moving abroad or selling your existing overseas property, we can help you to find an independent English speaking lawyer to guide you through the process.

Contact us on 01244 470 339 or via our contact form to find a foreign lawyer to help you with buying or selling a property abroad.

Don’t forget to consider how buying or selling a property abroad may affect your wealth and inheritance planning. You might find it useful to review the information in our Wills and Probate section.