Buying a home in Portugal should be easy, yet far too many people have fallen foul of the hidden dangers that can bring your property dreams crashing down. In this straightforward guide Gabrielle Collison shares insider tips to help you minimise the risks and enjoy a trouble free purchase. Written in plain English, with none of the hype, this fully revised and updated edition contains: * how to find reputable agents * case studies from buyers like you * how to get good legal advice * off-plan vs new-build vs resale vs self-build * how to carry out your own checks * step-by-step buying flow charts * renting a property in Portugal * selling your Portuguese property * how to decide where to buy * advice on relocating and residency * much, much more...
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The book is about the processes and documentation involved when buying property in Portugal, as well as the things that people should consider when seeking to relocate there.
I wrote it to help inform people and to protect them from being taken advantage of by sharks (they are the world over I am afraid). Due to my language skills, I'd had some personal experience in helping people with translating; the problems I encountered ranged from the very minor to nightmarish! I started writing about the pitfalls on several internet forums and a few people encouraged me to write a book to pass on the knowledge I had gained, so eventually I did just that.
The first edition was very well received and so a few years on I decided it was definitely worth doing a second edition.
A lot of books have been written about buying property in Portugal, but I think mine goes into a lot more detail about the things that people should consider and check on for themselves. It is hopefully a more "street wise" guide than most.
I was born in London and attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls' grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 to start an apprenticeship in structural engineering in London. However, I later returned to academic life and studied Sports Science at university to post-graduate level. During this time, I became a decent runner, gaining an Athletics National Championship (AAA) medal in the 3000m and various vests for road and track. I also spent time as a part-time teacher and coach.
Unfortunately, due to an Achilles tendon injury I decided to retire from athletics and with my running behind me travelled about for a while pursuing other interests.
My parents moved to Portugal in 2000, and so I found myself spending more and more time there. Having already dabbled with French and Spanish, and some Italian, I soon picked up a working knowledge of Portuguese and began to get involved in helping non-Portuguese-speaking expatriates with bureaucracy and property purchase problems. It therefore seemed the logical next step to write a book in order to pass on the knowledge that I had gained in this area.
I am now based in North London and have just released a new title called "British Marathon Running Legends of the 1980s."
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Descripción Summertime, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111907498567