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Estate agent and lawyer in Jerez

Posted: Wed Jun 2, 2021 8:19pm
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SteveH

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We are in Jerez in July keeping our eyes open for a suitable property in the city. If anyone can recommend a trustworthy and reliable agent and solicitor that would be great - thanks

Bren52

Posted: Thu Jun 3, 2021 2:26pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 3, 2021 2:26pm

Hi Steve H ,we are in the process of buying our apartment in Jerez that will be our forever home. The estate agent we are using is,Tucasaonline.our sale is not yet complete but we have been kept updated at all points , I’m afraid they are not English speaking but we’ve been fortunate to have our son in Seville to translate for us. I believe all English speakers are in short supply in Jerez, but Jerez has a very highly rated language school ,we are using a lawyer from Seville to check all the paperwork for us, a friend of our Son. We have been informed that if you cannot read or speak the language all your ‘ buying paperwork will need to be translated into English for you to sign . This will be at cost to you :( so we have arranged for our Son to be authorised to sign on our behalf. It does not affect the ownership being in our names.I wish you well and wish I could be more help . Jerez is a beautiful City and we are so looking forward to putting down roots and learning the language!!! We got caught in lockdown in Seville 4 days after entering Spain so we’ve unable to travel and proceed until now . It has been a blessing in many ways as it’s given us time to learn a lot :)  main thing for us has been , how friendly and helpful everyone is , how safe I feel walking around at all times of the day and night , google translate is worth its weight in gold, any company which uses WhatsApp is a blessing , as you can copy a translated message into a message to them :) Many times that’s been my saviour and always the response has been good,we’ve also had many online viewings and video tours of property to try and leave our ‘ British heads ‘ behind. I now realise why large expanses of  windows is not such a good idea !! And roof terraces look lovely but until after dark are very hot , Best of luck 

Concept Architectural Workshop

Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 9:47am

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Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 9:47am

Morning Steve, 

We are Architects in Chiclana and have worked on a few protects in Jerez, and all of our English clients always use Temple Cambria based in Conil. They specialise in property purchase and sale agreements, and their legal team are fluent in English. Im sure if you ask around they will come recommended by others also.

Speak with Juan Antonio

[email protected]
(+34) 617 073 669

Regards,

Adrian

SteveH

Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 10:05am

SteveH

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Posts: 9

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Joined: 24 May 2021

Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 10:05am

Concept Architectural Workshop wrote on Fri Jun 4, 2021 9:47am:

Morning Steve, 

We are Architects in Chiclana and have worked on a few protects in Jerez, and all of our English clients always use Temple Cambria based in Conil. They specialise in property purchase and sale agreements, and their legal team are fluent in English. Im sure if you ask around they will come recomme...

...nded by others also.

Speak with Juan Antonio

[email protected]
(+34) 617 073 669

Regards,

Adrian

Adrian thanks very much for this, its really helpful. We have been visiting Conil, Chiclana and Jerez for  a number of years and anyone  speaking english apart from large hotels is rare from our experience. I have been taking spanish lessons for about 12 months but I am not confident in doing anything more than basic conversation etc. This is excellent news. By the look of the current situation with travel we may have to cancel the July trip but will just move it to later in the year if necessary. Thanks so much for taking the time to offer some help.

Regards

Steve

SteveH

Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 10:18am

SteveH

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Joined: 24 May 2021

Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 10:18am

Bren52 wrote on Thu Jun 3, 2021 2:26pm:

Hi Steve H ,we are in the process of buying our apartment in Jerez that will be our forever home. The estate agent we are using is,Tucasaonline.our sale is not yet complete but we have been kept updated at all points , I’m afraid they are not English speaking but we’ve been fortunate to have ...

...our son in Seville to translate for us. I believe all English speakers are in short supply in Jerez, but Jerez has a very highly rated language school ,we are using a lawyer from Seville to check all the paperwork for us, a friend of our Son. We have been informed that if you cannot read or speak the language all your ‘ buying paperwork will need to be translated into English for you to sign . This will be at cost to you :( so we have arranged for our Son to be authorised to sign on our behalf. It does not affect the ownership being in our names.I wish you well and wish I could be more help . Jerez is a beautiful City and we are so looking forward to putting down roots and learning the language!!! We got caught in lockdown in Seville 4 days after entering Spain so we’ve unable to travel and proceed until now . It has been a blessing in many ways as it’s given us time to learn a lot :)  main thing for us has been , how friendly and helpful everyone is , how safe I feel walking around at all times of the day and night , google translate is worth its weight in gold, any company which uses WhatsApp is a blessing , as you can copy a translated message into a message to them :) Many times that’s been my saviour and always the response has been good,we’ve also had many online viewings and video tours of property to try and leave our ‘ British heads ‘ behind. I now realise why large expanses of  windows is not such a good idea !! And roof terraces look lovely but until after dark are very hot , Best of luck 

Bren

Thanks for your reply. Sounds like things havent been easy for you both. We are in the process of selling our house in France (almost at completion) which has taken 4 years as the property market is on its knees there. We had to drop the price by an enormous amount to sell and effectively have lost a lot of money  despite owning it for 15 years. I can speak french so nothing has been too difficult and buying and selling in france is very  simple and easy. As for spanish I have been taking lessons for six months on line with a teacher who lives in the hills around Barcelona as the course I booked at our local uni collapsed after one term due to covid lockdowns. I am at about B1 level now but very nervous about doing anything legal or complicated as I am finding spanish far more difficult to learn than french (and I was a lot younger then). I looked at the  website of the agent you mention and I have also checked all of the agency sites as well as idealista over the last few months. We have a few properties that we might be interested in but having lost so much in france our budget is much lower than we anticipated. I wish you all the very best with your new home and hope it all goes well. If you or your partner want to practice your written spanish at any point i will send my email address. Once again thanks for taking the time to reply.

All the very best 

Steve

Bren52

Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 2:33pm

Posts: 15

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Posted: Fri Jun 4, 2021 2:33pm

SteveH wrote on Fri Jun 4, 2021 10:18am:

Bren

Thanks for your reply. Sounds like things havent been easy for you both. We are in the process of selling our house in France (almost at completion) which has taken 4 years as the property market is on its knees there. We had to drop the price by an enormous amount to sell and effectively have lo...

...st a lot of money  despite owning it for 15 years. I can speak french so nothing has been too difficult and buying and selling in france is very  simple and easy. As for spanish I have been taking lessons for six months on line with a teacher who lives in the hills around Barcelona as the course I booked at our local uni collapsed after one term due to covid lockdowns. I am at about B1 level now but very nervous about doing anything legal or complicated as I am finding spanish far more difficult to learn than french (and I was a lot younger then). I looked at the  website of the agent you mention and I have also checked all of the agency sites as well as idealista over the last few months. We have a few properties that we might be interested in but having lost so much in france our budget is much lower than we anticipated. I wish you all the very best with your new home and hope it all goes well. If you or your partner want to practice your written spanish at any point i will send my email address. Once again thanks for taking the time to reply.

All the very best 

Steve

Hi Steve, lovely to hear from you , our searches for new homes , do sound very similar albeit from different countries . It was necessary for us to have our Spanish Residencia, stamped prior to Brexit  so that we entered under the old rules, as we do not meet the new requirements. So we had one chance to get here and get all our paperwork in order , which resulted in us taking a loss on our UK home , which in turn meant that our choices in Jerez had to be looked at again. We have meant many lovely people in Sevilla and their advice has proved invaluable. Apartment life is something we’ve never ‘lived’ before but so normal here. Jerez is really ‘overlooked’ by many but it’s beautiful , a mini Seville . The advice given that really helped us was , unlike many cities Jerez has not got any ‘areas to avoid.  There can be good and not so good  all across  which helped a lot when looking on line, we could just concentrate on size layout and windows In terms of apartments, probably not houses though, is to look for as many exterior windows as possible, I was amazed at how many properties didn’t have windows in Kitchen or Bathrooms !! Our choice was to be as close to the centre as we could so that everything was in walking distance for everyday living , our sons apartment is central in Seville and our car has been out twice in 7 months , and we have so enjoyed not having the worry of the car, and walking and discovering hidden plazas. Taxis are very reasonable in and around us here , when we’ve used them , all seem to be €4/5 a trip , we have been very fortunate to find our little gem . It’s around the old walls just off of one of the main plazas, it needs a bit of work but we will enjoy making it ours. Only 3 stories high , typical Andalusia style, white / yellow ,black wrought iron little balconies, with a lift !!! We’re only going to get older :) , marble entrance hall etc, everything that I despaired we would ever find in our dwindled budget especially when was compounded by such a long stay in Seville,  and storage costs of our old home in UK. However we have no regrets , winter lasted 4 weeks !!! something I will never take for granted food is cheap and delicious, unfortunately my husband had a heart attack early in new year, the healthcare , within the Spanish system here , was excellent, so although it was a worrying time, that was another good lesson to learn. Jerez also had a good University Hospital , so that was another tick for us . Perhaps when we’re all settled , we can meet for tapas . Please feel free to message me if you would like to at any time ,if I can help , I will :)  I don’t know if you have a dog at all , we have a Redsetter that has been made welcome everywhere , she has made even more friends than us and has proved to be a good icebreaker . Please keep in touch 

Kind Regards 

Bren 

Darrenco

Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 8:41am

Posts: 16

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Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 8:41am

SteveH wrote on Fri Jun 4, 2021 10:05am:

Adrian thanks very much for this, its really helpful. We have been visiting Conil, Chiclana and Jerez for  a number of years and anyone  speaking english apart from large hotels is rare from our experience. I have been taking spanish lessons for about 12 months but I am not confident in...

... doing anything more than basic conversation etc. This is excellent news. By the look of the current situation with travel we may have to cancel the July trip but will just move it to later in the year if necessary. Thanks so much for taking the time to offer some help.

Regards

Steve

Hi Steve (and Bren),

Best of luck with your property search.

Arcos de la Frontera, particularly the old town, is an interesting and cheaper alternative to Jerez and has an excellent bus service, with maybe eight a day to Jerez and direct ones to Cadiz.

We’ve spent the last 140 days learning Spanish on Duolingo which is free, and highly recommend it, especially if you can combine it with some real Spanish conversation.

SteveH

Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 12:01pm

SteveH

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Posts: 9

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Posted: Mon Jun 7, 2021 12:01pm

Darrenco wrote on Mon Jun 7, 2021 8:41am:

Hi Steve (and Bren),

Best of luck with your property search.

Arcos de la Frontera, particularly the old town, is an interesting and cheaper alternative to Jerez and has an excellent bus service, with maybe eight a day to Jerez and direct ones to Cadiz.

We’ve spent the last 140 days learning Spanish on Duolingo which is free, and highly recommend it, especially if you can combine it with some real Spanish conversation.

Hi thanks for your reply. We looked at Arcos but no properties fitted our tick list whereas about a dozen did in Jerez :) Also we really like Jerez and have been there several times. As for trying to learn spanish I went on a university course that closed due to covid but couldnt find any affordable  options on line - all at stupid prices so I used duolingo as well. Since then I have used PREPLY and have lessons from a lady near Barcelona which was much more in line with my budget.

Thanks again

Steve

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