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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:34am
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Skidmarks69

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Hello. We are Mike and Caroline Marks from Poole in Dorset. We are in the area for a couple of weeks looking for properties. Our Spanish is basic and we plan to learn as we don't want to live in a little England environment. We would like to find someone locally who can guide us in relation to the rustic and urbanised pros and cons. We've seen a lovely property in Marquesado and the agent has told us that it may have these issues (in Spanish). We have chosen this region and obviously don't want to start off making a mistake. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

Joenz

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:11pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:11pm

Hi my name is joseph. 

Yes the problem with Marquesado as with some other areas of chiclana, is that there has been construction of houses which have not been zoned as contructable. 

Carol33

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 8:50am

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Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 8:50am

Hi, you need to make sure any property you purchase is legal. There are many beautiful properties here that are not and you could purchase and have the horror if it being demolished. Your solicitor should check all this out for you. Good luck! 

Skidmarks69

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:27am

Skidmarks69

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Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:27am

Carol33 wrote on Sun Oct 3, 2021 8:50am:

Hi, you need to make sure any property you purchase is legal. There are many beautiful properties here that are not and you could purchase and have the horror if it being demolished. Your solicitor should check all this out for you. Good luck! 

Thank you for your reply. We've since spoken to a couple of British agent based here Glynn and Jamal and found out about the pitfalls. Viewing a couple of properties this week. Now need to find a good local solicitor who speaks reasonable English and is good at navigating the rustic / urbanised / division etc Any suggestions please ?

Chris33

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 8:51pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 8:51pm

Hi both of you, we bought in Marquesado in 2018, best decision we have ever done. Just applying for residency to go full time.

If you want any help let us know.  In a short time we have found some useful contacts.

Regards Chris and Sharon.

Skidmarks69

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:01pm

Skidmarks69

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Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:01pm

Chris33 wrote on Sun Oct 3, 2021 8:51pm:

Hi both of you, we bought in Marquesado in 2018, best decision we have ever done. Just applying for residency to go full time.

If you want any help let us know.  In a short time we have found some useful contacts.

Regards Chris and Sharon.

Thank you guys. Would love to perhaps get some contacts and some pitfall advice from you. Will send you a DM tomorrow. Thanks again

Laura F

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:18pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:18pm

Skidmarks69 wrote on Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:27am:

Thank you for your reply. We've since spoken to a couple of British agent based here Glynn and Jamal and found out about the pitfalls. Viewing a couple of properties this week. Now need to find a good local solicitor who speaks reasonable English and is good at navigating the rustic / urbanised /...

... division etc Any suggestions please ?

Temple Cambrian in Conil are great and speak English.

Concept Architectural Workshop

Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 12:02pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 12:02pm

Morning Mike and Caroline,

My Spanish wife and I have an Architectural Practice base in Chiclana, (Concept Architectural Workshop) and we can guide you both through any tricky planning or legal aspects of your property journey. Chiclana can be a mine field at the best of times, in terms of locating a property that is urbanised or is constructed within the compliant planning legislation. However, a word of caution, Recently (past 4 weeks) the current 2020 'Urban Plan' for Chiclana was recently rejected by the courts, (failed) meaning as the local council have to now refer back to their 1986 Urban plan for reference, with many properties, sites, that were only recently considered urbanised, and now considered 'Rustic' non compliant. This has left many of our clients with beautiful properties now located on Rustic 'campo' land and will remain like that until a time that Chiclana council update and issue an Addendum urban plan for the Chcilana area.

Naturally if you have any queries, we would be more than happy to assist and thus, can contact us on:

684376110 / 956427277

[email protected]

Regards

Adrian.

Jools

Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 12:44pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 12:44pm

Skidmarks69 wrote on Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:27am:

Thank you for your reply. We've since spoken to a couple of British agent based here Glynn and Jamal and found out about the pitfalls. Viewing a couple of properties this week. Now need to find a good local solicitor who speaks reasonable English and is good at navigating the rustic / urbanised /...

... division etc Any suggestions please ?

We bought here recently, in May. Our solicitor was brilliant. Speaks perfect English and he's local so understands the pitfalls. He gave us a breakdown of costs before we engaged him. Juan del Rio. 696524379. Office is in Puerto Santa Maria

Skidmarks69

Posted: Wed Oct 6, 2021 4:29pm

Skidmarks69

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Posted: Wed Oct 6, 2021 4:29pm

Jools wrote on Mon Oct 4, 2021 12:44pm:

We bought here recently, in May. Our solicitor was brilliant. Speaks perfect English and he's local so understands the pitfalls. He gave us a breakdown of costs before we engaged him. Juan del Rio. 696524379. Office is in Puerto Santa Maria

Thanks Jools, really appreciate all of the feedback received through this forum to date. Some very useful contacts gained.

Looks like we will have to raise more money to find what we want where we want it so will come back again in the Spring once we're able to.

Thanks again

Mike

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