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 you have agreed the essential conditions with the seller, everything can be concluded in a short space of time. In most circumstances, you can buy a property by following these...

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. The companies that undertake mortgage valuations in Spain are known as Sociedades de Tasación (Mortgage Valuation Companies) and the people that undertake the valuations are called Tasadores (Property Valuers). They...

Material Valuation Uncertainty

The RICS recommends that members carrying out valuations should include a phrase related to "material valuation uncertainty" in valuation reports. Villa Surveyors will be following this guidance. A summarised version of the phrase is set out below although we will be adopting the full recommended phrase in our valuation reports:...

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 Villa Surveyors clients on various property matters including property conveyancing. Practice areas: civil law, banking law, horizontal property and inheritance law. Specialist in complex financial instruments, structured bonds, mortgages and...

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. These involved a two bedroom apartment and a four bedroom farmhouse with land. The valuations were required for court proceedings in the UK. Fortunately, although Covid-19 was already present in...

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 Lisbon, which was in support of our pursuit of a Golden Visa. We were not able to be in Portugal for the property search, so Stan served as our eyes...

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