a property buying inspection visit - some helpful tips.
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people going off to Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal and other
European destinations as well as Morocco and Dubai to purchase a
holiday home or retirement property listed below is some useful
low-cost airlines do not issue tickets.
If this is the case, it will say so on the flight booking print-out
which you should study carefully and have with you when you check
there are no tickets,
there will be no reserved seats and seats on the plane will be
taken on a first-come, first-served basis. With this in mind,
if there are two or more in your party it is obviously a good
idea to board the plane together!
careful note of the latest check-in time as
indicated on the flight booking print-out. Please note - with
some airlines, there is absolutely no flexibility with regard
to this - and in those cases you cannot afford to be even one
minute late. You will simply not be allowed to board the plane.
allow plenty of time for parking the car
- when applicable - organizing your luggage etc and also allow
for unexpected delays in reaching the airport by road.
may need to obtain your own luggage labels.
These should include your name, name of airline, flight number,
departure airport and destination airport.
could be occasions when hand luggage
has not been allowed as such because the item concerned was too
bulky or heavy and it has had to go as part of the main luggage.
Take care to ensure that your hand luggage does not come into
airports have discounted rates for use of their long-term car
provided a booking is made well in advance. If you are intending
to park, it may be worth telephoning the airport or checking out
information on a website.
France & Portugal are part of the euro currency region.
Euros can often be obtained from a local travel agent without
commission - or from your own bank, from the departure airport
or from the destination airport. Cyprus does not use euros and
Cyprus pounds (different to sterling) will be required.
you probably won't be able leave the UK without one) and driving
licenses particularly if you are going to rent a car.
you find a property to buy you
will often be asked to put down a deposit. You should if possible
ask your estate agent to find you a reputable English speaking
lawyer who can handle the legal aspects of your purchase and who
is independent of the developer or vendor. In France, the preliminary
contract (Compromis de Vente) will normally be dealt with during
your visit by the local agent or developer. Regardless of the
country of your purchase, it is recommended that you take advantage
of the introduction to local lawyers or notaires as this normally
results in a smoother, quicker and cheaper transaction.
should consider seriously the making of a will in
the country of your purchase to cover the eventual disposal of
your overseas asset. This is because succession and inheritance
laws in most European countries differ from those of the UK, whilst
relying on a UK will in a foreign country can be difficult, expensive
and take a long time. Your local estate agent should be able to
introduce you to a lawyer or use the one you have used for the
you take a mobile telephone and charger,
remember to take an appropriate adapter or the charger will be
useless and also an adaptor for other items like hair dryers.
you are driving abroad,
you are advised to observe speed limits and other laws. In many
European countries, you are liable to heavy on-the-spot fines
for offences such as speeding, manual use of a mobile phone and
throwing a lighted cigarette or cigar end out of the car window.
Drink driving offences carry heavier penalties and UK citizenship
will certainly not prevent successful prosecution
above has been compiled to assist people with an inspection visit
to purchase property. We advise that this information is for guidance
only and cannot be relied on for accuracy.. © jml Property Services
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