They had found a property they liked and had agreed a purchase price with the estate agent. The agent recommended a solicitor who they could use. After visiting the solicitor they were rather concerned that the ‘English speaker’ did not really understand them and seemed unable to answer their questions.
Whilst reading one of the local papers they came across an article that advised Spanish property purchasers to use an independent solicitor committed to protecting their best interests. Increasingly concerned because of other stories they had heard, they decided to approach Ábaco for their advice.
During the consultation they were told about the different stages of the purchase and about the property taxes they would need to pay. None of this information had been made available to them before and made a difference to their calculations. They were able to make some adjustments to their plans to refurbish the property and continued with the purchase knowing exactly what to expect.