Case Studies

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Having a solicitor who will protect your interests


After her husband died, Mrs. W decided to fulfil her life long dream and move out to Spain with her sister.

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. 


Mr. B and Mrs. B wanted to buy a holiday home to use during the school holidays.


They had two children and wanted somewhere with a patio and small garden. They found the perfect property to meet their needs in Altea. The property was advertised at 55,000€. They had just under 60,000€ euros to spend and came to Ábaco to find out if this was something they could afford and what the annual running costs of the property might be.

They were told that they should allow for another 10% added to the cost of the property to make sure they covered all taxes and other ‘add ons’. They would also need additional funds each year to pay for property taxes, water, electricity and the community fees.

Although this took the cost of the property to above their budget  they were able to negotiate a reduction in price of the property enabling them to successfully complete the transaction. They were delighted with their new holiday home and Ábaco’s after sales service enabled them to make good use of it without worrying about bills and taxes.

  • We were very pleased with all your services. We found everyone at Ábaco to be friendly and most efficient.

    Mr. Kelly
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