Chosen Homes offers places in the sun

Having secured a successful business operating in Lancashire and Manchester, Chosen Homes has now extended its property finding knowledge to continent.

Owner Russ Leonard is overseeing the UK arm of the business whilst working with a team of ex-pats who will be arranging the Spanish side of things.

The official announcement read:

At Chosen Homes we pride ourselves on giving only friendly, honest and professional advice when buying your property in Spain. With our local experience and knowledge, we can help you to shortlist your area, whether you’re looking for a permanent move, a holiday apartment or an investment. We have a team based in Spain, all of which have relocated from the UK so we understand firsthand what is involved, and the uncertainty of moving and buying in a foreign country.

Using a one-to-one consultancy approach, we will guide you through the whole buying process from start to finish, ensuring we find you the right property whilst most importantly, keeping stress to a minimum.

We feel it is very important to make all of our clients aware of how the buying process works in Spain, as it differs somewhat from the system in the UK. The majority of agencies and consultants can share listed properties, therefore allowing us to access 99.9% of properties available for sale, including our own, and those listed with other agents. So once we have discussed your requirements and specifications with you, you can leave us to source the most appropriate properties for you to view, therefore avoiding wasting further time duplicating the process and becoming confused with the numerous websites and agencies here in Spain.

Using a personal consultant will turn the viewing process into a stress-free experience. We will arrange all of the viewings, accompany you to each property to avoid you getting ‘lost’ and introduce you to areas that you may not be aware of. This means you can just relax and enjoy the process, confident that you are in good hands.

We can also arrange inspection trip packages with a partial refund upon completion of your purchase. Please contact us for more information.

Once you are happy to proceed with a purchase, it does not end there. We will introduce you to a reputable, independent lawyer who will ensure the due diligence is carried out correctly and will hold your finances in your own client account so your money is kept safe until completion.

We can also introduce you to a currency exchange company, at no cost to yourself, which will ensure you are exchanging your money at a fantastic rate when the time is right for you.

We feel it is very important to advise clients to appoint a ‘Power of Attorney’ lawyer, who can sign on your behalf, deal with the utilities at your new property, and arrange NIE (National Identification Number) and tax reference numbers (both of which are a requirement when buying in Spain.) This will relieve you of the stress and the extra time and expense of the repeated trips which would otherwise be required.

Maybe you would like to look into mortgage options before you begin your property hunt? Or we can put you in touch with a trusted, local Financial Adviser, who will help you to explore all the options for raising the capital, including loaning at good rates in the UK or here in Spain. If any of these services are of interest, please contact us and we will have somebody call you.

If you are looking to buy a holiday apartment or an investment property to rent out, we can recommend and introduce you to an excellent property management company, local to your area, who can take the worry out of ‘owning something in a foreign country.’ Depending on the package you require they can simply be your key holder, with or without regular monthly checks or market your property to ensure you receive the best possible occupancy rate to maximise your investment. So, whether you have spent years thinking about the move or have only just started looking, there is no time like the present. Please get in touch with a member of the team to see how we could help you make the move.