Buying a Property in Bulgaria

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This audio guide features Lyubov Jones, a Bulgarian lawyer (advocat) and Russian Attorney at Law at Jones and Stoykov Bulgarian Lawyers Ltd (lyubovjones@googlemail.com) and John Howell, Editor & Founder of Guides.Global (editor@guides.global).

It was recorded in November 2015. The law and practice in Bulgaria change all the time. Our guides are updated as frequently as possible - typically every three years - but may be out of date.

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Bulgarian property has long been a popular investment - but the law in Bulgaria can make the process confusing for foreigners.

Here, two experts take you through the process of buying real estate in Bulgaria.

Part one explains why the law in Bulgaria is a little 'rough around the edges' and explains the basics of buying property in Bulgaria.

Part two looks at whether a foreigner can get a mortgage in Bulgaria.

Part three goes into great detail about the legal process of buying property in Bulgaria.

In part four we visit the subject of contracts. How can you protect yourself or tell that they're fair? Should they be in Bulgarian or in your native language? Which country's law should they reflect?

In part five, John and Lyubov discuss the dangers a property buyer can face in Bulgaria.

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John Howell

04 January 2017


This guide was co-authored by John Howell (Email: John.Howell@Guides.Global or John@jhco.org. Web: www.jhco.org or www.Guides.Global)


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