Prudent and sensible people will engage Search and Survey or a specialist lawyer with the necessary skills to handle their purchase. We believe it makes good sense to enlist professional help at the beginning to ensure the whole process runs smoothly rather than discover problems at the end. The best scenario when problems are discovered is you have to start looking all over again which can be frustrating and time consuming the worst case however is – you loose money!
The initial meeting is usually held in our offices in Calpe where we discuss your general requirements and exchange ideas. (Topics to include budget considerations, preferred location, timescale, preliminary design ideas. etc.) We will offer advice and give our opinion as to the feasibility of the project.
If, after the initial meeting all parties are happy and agree to proceed with the project we formalise our agreement by signing a simple contract. At this point we request a provision of funds in advance of our fees to the sum of € 500. This deposit is deducted from the final fees you incur.
This package is the most popular since it offers to provide a full service from the beginning stages right through to handing over the keys of the finished house.
- Assistance Finding Plot
- Legal and Planning Checks for the Purchase of the Plot
- Supervision of the Building contract
- Project management
- Notary and Legal documentation
- Hand over keys
Fee = 2% of the total cost of the project
In order to cater for those who want to buy land but are not ready to build, or those who already own their plot and do not need the total package we have broken down our fee structure as follows:
- Assistance Finding Plot
- Legal and Planning Checks for Purchase of the Plot
- Supervision of the Building contract only
Fee = 3% value of the Building Project (excluding cost of the Plot)
All building projects require an architect to apply for the building licence and to inspect the builder’s work throughout the construction project. Many developers and builders employ their own architect who will work according to how the builder operates. Usually at no extra cost, you can employ your own independent architect who will act on your behalf during the project rather than for the builder. Working with the Land Registers allows you more freedom in your project design, certainty that rigorous inspections are in force and better overall control during the project construction.
Architects fees are based on the overall area of the building project in accordance with the guidelines issued by the College of Architects. We have full professional architect’s indemnity insurance in the event of any negligent act.
We are responsible for the overall preparation and supervision of the project and together with our surveyor control each stage of the building process in Spain on your behalf.
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