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With Sapphire Properties, it is easy to buy your dream property in either the Costa Calida or Costa Blanca.

However, there will be many questions along the way and below are some of the most often asked:

How do we conduct our viewings?

Once you have seen explored website it is highly likely that you will wish to get a feel of the superb opportunities here in Spain. We can tailor make an inspection visit for you to take a look at our wide selection of properties. If you prefer to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements, we can arrange meetings with you by appointment.

CLICK HERE for more details of our FREE Spanish property inspection trips.

How do I purchase a property?

When I have found a property, what do I do next and what are the additional costs?

CLICK HERE to download a copy of our independent buyers guide, which has been produced in association with the AIPP, which walks you through the full purchase process, including the next steps, information on fees and what to expect until the moment you receive the keys to your dream home.

What happens if I need financial or legal advice?

We can make appointments for you and introduce to, two national Spanish banks, this leaves you free which bank you prefer to use.

The bank you choose can help with any queries you may regarding taxes, mortgages and non-resident banking. Spanish mortgages are available subject to status.

We can also recommend English speaking Spanish solicitors who will deal with all the legal implications and act on your behalf. They will ensure that all the necessary searches are done, the property is free of charges and all the necessary planning and building permissions are in place, they can also assist with the application of your NIE documents.

What is the best way to exchange currency?

When you have chosen your property, you will be given the price for the property in €. Bear in mind however, that we can also give you an indication of the price in £ based on the exchange rate on that day.

However the property could cost more or less than you had planned as the exchange rate between £ and € changes constantly.

Especially when working to a fixed budget, it may be worth considering fixing the exchange rate for all of your future stage payments. This can be done in various ways:

We can arrange for a representative from our preferred currency partners SMART CURRENCIES or Currencies Direct to contact you to discuss their services, and give you further information on this process, this is completely free of charge and non-obligatory.

Can I rent out my property once I have purchased?

If you have purchased your Spanish property with a view to investment, you may wish to rent out the property for additional income. We offer a fully managed rental service for long term rentals (Minimum of 6 months). With the sunshine being a constant all year, and with a wealth of attractions to entertain tenants, there is always a demand for rental properties.

CLICK HERE for details of our rental service

Can I bring my pet to Spain?

There are certain regulations to be adhered to before bringing your pet to Spain.

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Am I entitled to healthcare in Spain?

Who is entitled? What is the new scheme for obtaining Healthcare for British Residents?

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What happens if I have children of school age?

Depending on the age of your child(ren) the options are state run schools or private education.

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How does Brexit (Article 50) affect my purchase?

Following the result of the UK referendum and the subsequent signing of Article 50, Sapphire Properties have produced a Q&A document to assist you.

CLICK HERE to see the Q&A document

We hope that these answers will be useful for you, but please CONTACT US if you have any further questions regarding howto buy a property in either the Costa Calida or Costa Blanca.