Buying a Resale Property on the Costa del Sol

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This audio guide features Miguel Manzanares, Senior Partner and Founder of Manzanares International (info@manzanaresinternational.com) and John Howell, Editor & Founder of Guides.Global (editor@guides.global).

It was recorded in June 2016. The law and practice in Spain 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 Our guides are updated as frequently as possible - typically every three years - but may be out of date.

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This is one of our most popular guides. In all of the Guides.Global guides we stress that the guide is only a summary of the law and practice that apply in relation to that topic and that is nowhere more true than it is in the case of buying a property - whether that's on the Costa del Sol or anywhere else.

The purchase of a property is always an expensive purchase. It is also a process that has been happening for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Because of the amounts of money at stake, the process has become complicated and very detailed; but also safe.

It is likely (unless you've come from Southern Europe) to be very different from the process of buying a property that you are used to in your own country. More than ever, this guide is an introduction to help you understand some of the issues that arise when you're buying a property on the Costa del Sol and to let you have a sensible conversation with your professional advisors: estate agents, lawyers, the Notary etc.

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

John Howell

6 December 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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