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by clubjoker
June 4th, 2014, 11:43 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: 10% deposit / buying process
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: 10% deposit / buying process

Hi John, I'm waiting for feedback on the applications (expected later this week) so will hold off with any recommendations on these brokers until I can give an end - to - end perspective on the process. In any case, a quick google search will throw out numerous options for you to consider - that is...
by clubjoker
March 2nd, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Re: Competetive Currency Exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Competetive Currency Exchange

Hi Yep, sorry - I didn't mean to cast aspersions on this company in particular, or your mentioning of it, which is much appreciated. We are protected to some extent from losing the money we have handed over to regulated banks (used to be by the FSA, now the FCA), in that the government will step in ...
by clubjoker
February 28th, 2014, 11:25 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: 10% deposit / buying process
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: 10% deposit / buying process

Hi Ciaran I'm out on a buying trip. Flying out to Mallorca next Friday, then getting the boat over to Ciutadella on Sunday, then the week in Menorca :) Looking to get an NIE organised, maybe a bank account, meet a solicitor and look at a few places in Ciutadella. I'm looking for a small townhouse or...
by clubjoker
February 28th, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: 10% deposit / buying process
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: 10% deposit / buying process

in.di.go,

Any feedback on the mortgage brokers? How have you found the process?

I'm going out there next weekend :grin:

Best regards,

John
by clubjoker
December 2nd, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: 10% deposit / buying process
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: 10% deposit / buying process

Thanks, Uncle Bert and Ciaran - much appreciated. in.di.go, I've tried a bit of web searching for Spanish mortgages (will initially be non-resident), made phone calls, and have come up with dead lines, unanswered lines, fax machine screeches, and taking my details and not calling back. Conti are the...
by clubjoker
November 26th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: 10% deposit / buying process
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: 10% deposit / buying process

Thanks, Uncle Bert. Personal recommendations are the best.

I'll do that.

John
by clubjoker
November 26th, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: 10% deposit / buying process
Replies: 17
Views: 3412

Re: 10% deposit / buying process

Hi In.di.go Great to hear that you've found somewhere you like. I'm considering doing the same, but getting a townhouse or flat rather than the finca I originally had in mind (last time I posted here 2 years ago - the dream lives on!). May I ask what mortgage broker you're using, and how you'd rate ...
by clubjoker
June 7th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Planning controls on new builds and rebuilds
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Planning controls on new builds and rebuilds

Thanks everyone for your reponses! I suppose the planning regulations very much depend on the circumstances, so what I'm asking is vague. I'll be sure to go into it with eyes wide open, and talk to lots of local architects! ladyrose, I got your PM, thank you, but the system won't yet let me reply as...
by clubjoker
June 7th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Planning controls on new builds and rebuilds
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Planning controls on new builds and rebuilds

Thank you for the kind offer. I'll get in touch. I haven't got as far as choosing a specific one. I'm looking for something in a rural setting, ideally within 10km of either Mahon or Ciutadella. Not looking for sea views, just somewhere quiet on a biggish plot of land with some vegetation and waterÃ...
by clubjoker
June 7th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Planning controls on new builds and rebuilds
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Planning controls on new builds and rebuilds

Hi all What a great forum :grin: Like many people, I fell for Menorca when I visited for the first time last year. Now I'm looking into buying a place. Would someone be so kind as to give me a rundown on the planning rules in Menorca? Looking at how unspoilt the island is, I imagine the rules are qu...