Due Diligence for Foreign Property Buyers

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I have a lot of experience with due diligence, having worked in international real estate law for well over 30 years. I know how important it is, and how badly a property deal can go wrong if it isn't done properly.

My colleagues used to ask me why I bothered drilling this information into my clients' heads: "We make more money solving their problems after the deals go wrong!", they would point out.

Well, the answer is because it's disheartening seeing people come back having made easily avoidable mistakes. It happened again and again. I hope this guide makes sure it doesn't happen to you.

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I hope you have found this guide useful. If you need any further help, please contact me.

John Howell

16 November 2016


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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