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Why ask Villa Surveyors to do a property search when you could do it yourself on the internet?

Why ask Villa Surveyors to do a property search when you could do it yourself on the internet?

Over recent months Villa Surveyors has been asked to undertake building surveys and valuations for clients who have not visited…
Why it is essential to get a building survey when buying an apartment in Italy.

Why it is essential to get a building survey when buying an apartment in Italy.

Stan Dickens is just back from Palermo, Sicily. This video shows a classic situation of falling masonry from a poorly…
A lawyer explains the property buying process in Portugal

A lawyer explains the property buying process in Portugal

Dearbháile Banahan Senior Associate at PLMJ The process for buying properties (real estate) located in Portugal is simple and, once…
How are residential mortgage valuations undertaken in Spain?

How are residential mortgage valuations undertaken in Spain?

By law residential mortgage valuations in Spain have to be undertaken by a valuer working for a specialist valuation company.…
Material Valuation Uncertainty

Material Valuation Uncertainty

The RICS recommends that members carrying out valuations should include a phrase related to “material valuation uncertainty” in valuation reports.…
Some examples of snagging items we found in a newly refurbished house in Portugal

Some examples of snagging items we found in a newly refurbished house in Portugal

The photos in this article show just a few of the snagging items we identified in a house refurbishment project…
Villa Surveyors recommends: Miguel Urrutia, English speaking lawyer in Spain

Villa Surveyors recommends: Miguel Urrutia, English speaking lawyer in Spain

Miguel Urrutia Santos (Colegiado del ICAM nº 83.584) is recommended by Villa Surveyors. Miguel has acted for a number of…
Illegal use of a roof space identified by Villa Surveyors during a Condition Survey of an apartment

Illegal use of a roof space identified by Villa Surveyors during a Condition Survey of an apartment

Our client left us the following 5 star Google review: I contacted Stan for a building survey in Madrid. I…
Villa Surveyors completes two expert witness valuation reports in Sardinia.

Villa Surveyors completes two expert witness valuation reports in Sardinia.

In February, 2020 Stan Dickens of Villa Surveyors flew to the island of Sardinia to undertake two expert witness valuations.…
Villa Surveyors completes a Property Search in Lisbon

Villa Surveyors completes a Property Search in Lisbon

Satisfied clients provided us with the following review: “Stan did an amazing job helping us find a wonderful property in…
Second snagging report this year of an Horizon Golf Townhouse

Second snagging report this year of an Horizon Golf Townhouse

Villa Surveyors has completed it second snagging report this year on Horizon Golf, Cala Resort in Mijas. Two snagging reports…
Golden Visa Property Investment in Portugal

Golden Visa Property Investment in Portugal

Like many southern European countries, the Portuguese property market suffered after the 2007-08 financial crisis and even as late as…
Villa Surveyors closes Golden Visa Property Transaction in Lisbon, Portugal

Villa Surveyors closes Golden Visa Property Transaction in Lisbon, Portugal

Villa Surveyors has successfully closed a property transaction in Lisbon, Portugal for two US Golden Visa applicants. It took us…
What is the difference between a Building Survey and HomeBuyer Survey?

What is the difference between a Building Survey and HomeBuyer Survey?

We are often asked what type of survey do I need for the property I want to buy? Below is the…
Swimming Pool Sand Filter Systems in Spain and Portugal - how do they work?

Swimming Pool Sand Filter Systems in Spain and Portugal - how do they work?

We occasionally get asked about swimming pool sand filters from people who have never owned a swimming pool before. Apart…
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