Buying a Property Abroad? Are You Properly Protected?

Buying a Property Abroad? Are You Properly Protected? Buying homes abroad is not without risks and you should always consult solicitors at the English end of the bargain to ensure that you are properly protected. In one case where that sadly did not happen, 16 British buyers endured a lengthy High Court trial before winning substantial compensation from a Spanish lawyer who let them down. The buyers, many of them retired, had each paid the whole of the purchase price for properties on the Costa Blanca. They had been handed the keys, and went into occupation, before discovering that the properties were subject to mortgages that had not been discharged…