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The number 1 rule to buying a property in Bulgaria is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property in Bulgaria.
 

Using a notary in Bulgaria

The notary system in Bulgaria is very different from how the process works in the UK. The notary’s job in Bulgaria is to register the property documents at the local Land Registry office. Unlike the UK, where a notary usually only acts in one sector, Bulgarian notaries can work on anything from property to divorce and are therefore always busy. When using a notary in Bulgaria you will pay a lot less than you would in the UK. However with this in mind you need to remember  More...


Tips for renovating in Bulgaria

Moving house is a stressful process at the best of times, and that stress will be greater if there is the added pressure of having to turn a crumbling building into your dream home when you get there. Many people, especially the British love the idea of ‘rescuing’ an old farmhouse in the countryside and turning it into a splendid home for themselves. Compared to many other European countries, in Bulgaria it’s not just the cost of rural property that is low -  More...


Buying land to build on in Bulgaria

Every year many people choose to buy a property in Bulgaria, either as a permanent or second home. There are, of course, rules and laws that apply to foreigners who want to purchase land in Bulgaria. For a start, no individuals may purchase any land in Bulgaria, and that includes any garden area that might come with a property. Land of any size or description may only be purchased by Bulgarian nationals or foreign businesses. Investors have been snapping up property in Bulgaria  More...


Lessons to be learned: a buying story from Bulgaria

With property available for less than the cost of a new car, it’s easy to see how foreign buyers have been caught out purchasing in Bulgaria. Blinded by the highly attractive prices, many people have rushed into signing an off-plan contract, typically for an apartment in a development on the coast or in a ski resort, without doing adequate due diligence or using a reputable lawyer. Typical of the large number of British buyers who have become victims of this pitfall are a  More...


Finding a good solicitor in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is fast becoming a highly sought after destination amongst British people looking to purchase a holiday home in a beautiful country for a reasonably cheap price. Although the increase in demand has pushed up the property prices, compared to the UK, property is still really cheap in Bulgaria and you get a lot more for your money there too. Hiring a solicitor to oversee your purchase is imperative. If you do not hire a solicitor then you will not be protected for any  More...


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