Buying Property Abroad in 2015

A new year always means a time for market experts to reflect on the occurrences in the past year and to make projections for the next. The overseas housing market is no exception. 2014 saw a revival of British people buying property overseas, Spain and France remained as the most popular choices with confidence also […]

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Top Tips for Buying Property in Australia

Instruct an independent lawyer in Australia Buying a property in Australia will be a significant investment and, given the distance involved, matters can get complicated. Once you have decided to buy a property in Australia it is essential that you instruct an independent, reputable lawyer to guide you through the process and protect your interests. […]

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Thousands Entitled to a Spanish Inheritance Tax Refund- Are You?

Following the ruling of the European Court of Justice in September 2014, which found Spanish Inheritance Tax to be discriminatory and in breach of EU law, thousands of Brits who have paid inheritance taxes in Spain could be entitled to a refund of up to 100% of tax paid. Could You be eligible for a Spanish Inheritance […]

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Spanish Inheritance Tax Rules Changes – An Update

In September we published the article Spanish Inheritance Tax Set To Change which reported the decision of the European Court of Justice to rule against Spain in Commission v Spain Case C-127/12. In this ruling the ECJ declared that the current Spanish Inheritance Tax System is discriminatory to non-residents as it provides for charging inheritance […]

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Giving Power Of Attorney To Your Overseas Lawyer

When you instruct a lawyer abroad, they will often suggest that you give them Power of Attorney so that they can undertaken certain actions on your behalf. But what is a power of attorney? Is this necessary? What are the risks? What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a written permission […]