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Expats Increasingly Vulnerable To New Build Deposit Loss

When buying a new build in the UK a deposit is often required and if problems arise in funding the purchase this deposit can be at risk, especially for expats.   UK expats looking to invest in new build homes in the UK are increasingly at risk of losing their deposits, thinks expat mortgage spe ...

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What You Need To Know Before Renting Property In Spain

There are many advantages to renting rather than buying in Spain and it is worth considering renting initially even if you plan to buy.  How do you find a rental property, what are your options and how does the rental process work?  Here we set out what you need to know before renting in Spain When moving to Spain renting rather than buying property can be a very good option.  Even if you ultimate ...

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Home From Home? Which Nationalities Have Property On The Costa Del Sol?

The Costa del Sol is an incredibly popular tourist destination and it’s not really hard to see why. With a vast array of stunning beaches, an abundance of gorgeous scenery and a plethora of historical landmarks, the region has become an increasingly popular place for foreigners to purchase holiday homes, jumping on the ‘residential tourism’ bandwagon. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Annie ...

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Top 20 Tips For Buying Property Abroad

Buying property abroad comes with a number of new challenges and complexities that are different from those faced in the UK.  Simon Conn who has been arranging overseas mortgages for over 35 years gives his top 20 tips when buying property abroad. Written by Simon Conn, Overseas Property and Finance Specialist   With the overseas property market becoming more complicated and competitive, pros ...

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What Are Brits Most Concerned About When Relocating To Spain?

You have to think very carefully when buying any property but, when you’re looking to move abroad, there are even more variables you need to consider. If you’re thinking about relocating to Spain but have some concerns, Alexander Fordham from Property Guides is here to let you know that you’re not alone. And, he’ll hopefully be able to put some of your worries to rest along the way! Written exclus ...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Property In Portugal For Retirement

How does your perfect day in retirement look? What about a morning spent exploring the local market, a lazy afternoon in the sun at the beach – just a short walk from home – and then sitting out in the balmy evening temperatures with good food and wine? For Brits who retire to Portugal, every day can feel like being on holiday! Written exclusively for Expat Network by Chris Nye, Senior Editor of P ...

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UK Property Market Held Back By Brexit

The UK property market is being held back by the uncertainties over Brexit with London and the South East particularly impacted, but what is the picture around the country and what are the prospects going forward.   The latest report from Nationwide shows that UK property market remains subdued with the political turmoil and uncertainties over Brexit the main factor.  The Nationwide House Pri ...

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Top Tips For Investing In The Perfect Villa

Buying a villa abroad is the perfect way to enjoy your retirement, in a home away from home with months of sunshine. For those preferring not to move permanently, owning a home abroad is also an opportunity to earn some extra income through holiday rentals. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Peter Jenkins of Sun-Hat Villas & Resorts   To make sure you get the most out of the investm ...

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Tax On Inheritances And Donations For Non-Tax Residents In Spain

The Spanish Inheritance and Donation Tax applies to donations and inheritances and has traditionally had different rules for EU and non-EU residents with non-EU residents unable to take advantage of advantageous Regional Laws.  Recent case law has challenged this different treatment.  B Law & Tax set out the implications. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by B LAW & TA ...

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Portugal Property Market Set For Strong Growth

The prospects for the Portugal property market in 2019 after a strong 2018 look encouraging.  This is despite the reduction in investment from British buyers. In 2008 60% of buyers on the Algarve originated from the UK and Ireland according to Knight Frank.  Demand from Britain has been in slight decline with the uncertainties over Brexit a major factor and if this can be resolved the demand is li ...

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