Benefits of buying through an AIPP property professional
Buy right, own well
Save yourself time and trouble by picking the right people to guide you to successful choices.
AIPP trade members follow a professional code of conduct and clients of Business Members are covered by the leading UK Property Ombudsman. Members who fall short in delivering a great service to you can be disciplined by the AIPP. These benefits are not available through non-AIPP members.
Acquiring a foreign property often involves companies and processes unfamiliar to buyers in the UK. Take your time, do your research, access our free guides, advice and legal support. Choose your own AIPP property professional to guide and help you.
Planning & putting your 'buying team' together
You may be familiar with the phrase ‘buyers remorse’, often an unwelcome by-product of hasty and ill-considered decisions.
So rather than just short-listing properties found online or in an agents window, take time beforehand to consider the specific lifestyle you seek, your likely pattern of property use and how easily you might sell-on the property one day, for example. This can often deliver surprising and welcome results!
Proper planning makes choosing an AIPP specialist agent, lawyer, currency and mortgage broker to discuss your initial ideas more likely to result in the happiest outcome for you. It may take several months to find your ideal property so building a good relationship with a great agent, in particular, will not only guide you to that goal but may bring lasting benefits in on-going local support for you and your property after your purchase.
Consider the likely impact of currency movements at the start. At worst, you may be unable to complete your purchase but this can be avoided if you take and act upon specialist currency advice.
Avoid the common pitfalls by using our Free Legal Advice service and get a ‘legal roadmap’ from an AIPP specialist lawyer, before you start. Always use a truly independent lawyer.
Even if you are in the fortunate position to buy a foreign property outright, for cash, you may be better-off taking a mortgage, long term.
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