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Discussion in 'Morocco Property' started by H Boss, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. H Boss

    H Boss New Member

    Hi All

    New to the forum
    Can anyone help me I'm going to morocco on sat to look at a apartment Saidia Mediterranean Coast Complex The development is called Athenea Golf Resort 1bed has anyone one heard of this one? If I buy I will need a solicitor and I dont want to use the one they have given me can you give me any advice on how you went about this please the agent that is is called Morocco Sands has any one heard of them ?

    Kind regards

    H Boss
     
  2. gbdahew

    gbdahew New Member

    we also bought through MoroccanSands on The Greens. Also saw your site area. After investigating a lot of solicitors we went with Legalex as quite a lot of people recommended them and they are familiar with the issues in Saidia. So far we have been happy but there is a way to go. Good luck and enjoy ur visit. We were very impressed with all we saw.
     
  3. H Boss

    H Boss New Member

    Hi gbdahew
    Thanks for getting back to me what was the solicitors fees and you said that there is a way to go what do you mean. What did you buy at the Greens & why did you buy there.
    As I have not made up my mind yet I am still looking for the best deal so any advice would be good.

    Thanks

    H Boss
     
  4. Popcorn

    Popcorn New Member

    Here are some solicitors that handle Moroccan purchases:

    BCP Law Firm*
    Offices in Spain, Morocco, UK (London/Manchester)
    Oscar Abeti, Senior Partner, Moroccan Dept
    Nicola Hodgson, Administrator, Moroccan Dept
    Tel: 020 7936 9072 (you will be rerouted)
    Email: nicola@bcplawfirm.com
    (discounts on multiple purchases and discount for LJDF members)

    Balms & Cruz Morocco
    115, Bv. Sidi Med Ben Abdellah, 3ème étage. N°13
    90000 Tangier, Morocco
    Tel. + 212 3937 4448
    Fax. + 212 3937 4447
    Ms. Soad Jalou/Mr. Nick Cruz
    soad.jalou@balmscruz.ma/nick.cruz@balmscruz.ma
    info@balmscruz.ma

    Bennett & Co*
    Fulshaw Hall, Alderley Rd, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1RL
    Tel: 0870 428 6177 Fax: 0870 428 6167
    Trevor Bennett
    Email : internationallawyers@bennett-and-co.com
    Bennett & Company Marketing

    Birchall Blackburn
    20 Kennedy Street, Manchester, M2 4BY
    Tel: 0161 238 5634 Fax: 0161 236 0687
    Graham Hughes (previously with Grace and Co)
    Email: gahughes@birchallblackburn.co.uk
    Email: info@birchallblackburn.co.uk
    Birchall Blackburn Solicitors

    Ross Coates (previously CBA Law)*
    Unit 15, IP-City Centre, Bath Street,
    Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8SD
    Tel: 01473 695400 Fax: 01473 695500
    Emma Morris
    Email: emma.morris@rosscoates.co.uk
    Fixed fee conveyancing from Ross Coates

    Gallardo & Asociados Abogados*
    126 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3RZ
    C/Cervantes 21, 33004 Oviedo
    Tel: 0034 985 96 64 60 Fax: 985 24 21 91
    Miguel A. Gallardo (Mob: 07798 601523
    Email: mercedes@gallardoabogados.com

    Goldsmith Williams Overseas Ltd
    Mersey Chambers, 5 Old Churchyard, Liverpool L2 8TX
    Tel: 0845 450 0202 Fax: 0151 231 7644
    Email: njone@gwoverseas.com
    Goldsmiths Williams Overseas Limited - Home Page

    Iglesias and Partners
    Offices in Malaga and throughout Southern Spain
    Tel (+34) 952580822
    Fax (+34) 952470646
    Alejandro Khan Iglesias
    Email: aki@iglesiasasociados.com

    The International Law Partnership LLP
    (John Howell & Co/Graham Platt)
    The Coach House. 73 Allerton Hill
    Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3QB
    Tel: 0113 237 1118
    Victoria Chaloyard
    Email: mvc@lawoverseas.com
    Home - - The International Law Partnership LLP,

    Legalex Group
    Edif. Mlla de Oro, Ctra. Nacional 340, km. 179,3
    29602 Marbella, Malaga, Espana
    Tel: 0034 952 778644/778196
    Fax: 0034 952 821710
    Macarena Rein-Loring
    Email: mrl@legalexgroup.com

    Manzanares
    Offices in Spain, UK, Dublin & Morocco
    Mr. Miguel Manzanares, Managing Director
    Sarah Marshall
    Tel.- +34 951 27 38 38 Fax.- +34 951 27 38 75
    E-mail.- headoffice@manzanares-es.com
    Manzanares Lawyers in Spain, UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Morocco, Italy and Brazil

    Martínez-Echevarría, Pérez & Ferrero Abogados
    Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banús, Edf. D, 1ª Planta
    C.N. 340, Km 175 - 29660 Nueva Andalucía,
    Marbella - Málaga – Spain
    Email: loutfi.semllali@martinezechevarria.com
    Martínez-Echevarría, Pérez y Ferrero Abogados

    Max Gold Partnership*
    (The International Property Law Centre)
    Suffolk House, 21 Silver Street, Hull HU1 1JG
    Tel: 0870 8004503 Fax: 0870 8004567
    Loic Raboteau/Mihanta Andria
    Email: loicr@maxgold.com, imanta@maxgold.com

    Tom McGrath & Associates
    37 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2
    Tel: 00353 1 661 0707 Fax: 00353 1 611 4975
    Welcome to Tom McGrath and Associates | The Overseas Property Investment Specialists
     
  5. H Boss

    H Boss New Member

    Thank you very much Popcorn
     
  6. marsdei

    marsdei New Member

    Excellent list Popcorn!

    Just for further info, Birchall Blackburn are solictors for Azur Development / The Greens so for obvious reasons for buying at The Greens dont use them!

    I bought on The Greens and used BCP Law Firm. They have been excellent for me and had a number of changes my to my contract, just clarifications really, but at least it shows they're doing something!

    I have also used Manzanares & Legalex Group, and have had no problems there.
     
  7. gbdahew

    gbdahew New Member

    morning H Boss- That was an extensive list from Popcorn and I tried a few from it. My initial choice was Birchall and Blackburn but when I contacted them they told me they were acting for the developer. Graham hughes had been recommended to me. I suppose cost played a factor in my decision and Legalex offered a fixed price which if things get complicated later on could be useful. 1.% of purchase price. This hasnt meant they have been slow with their service. I have asked lots of questions and had many queiries answered before I exchanged and so far they have been excellant. I rang around got some quotes and went with my gut feeling. I choose a 2 bed ground floor app on The Greens because I liiked the location on site when I went. I was happy with was would be going up around me. I hope to rent out the property and as a mummy with 4 year old twins I know u need the property to appeal to as broard a range of people as possible. I viewed all the sites on Saidia with Joe the sales guy with Moroccan Sands who was great and not at all pushy but still felt The greens was best for what i wanted. When u get there take ur time look at all the options and then come home and decide.
     
  8. H Boss

    H Boss New Member

    M Saidia

    Morning gbdahew

    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, M. Saidia is amazing. I think it has been well thought out and it reminds me of the time of complexes they build in Florida. Its an all in one resort with a fantastic beach.

    I must say you have chosen one of the best developments, The Greens and as you have chosen a two bed property I think you will get a good rental return and a good uplift in the property value.

    Thank you so much for all your help and lets keep each other informed if you get any news on the development. I took some pictures, unfortunately it is not of The Greens.

    Speak soon

    H Boss
     
  9. H Boss

    H Boss New Member

    H Boss Reply

    Good Morning Marsdei

    Sorry its taken me so long to reply, thank you for the information. Could you give me some indication on what you were charged by BCP law firm?

    Congratulations on The Green, excellent choice, very good build.

    Regards

    H Boss

     
  10. Popcorn

    Popcorn New Member

    They all charge approximately 1% of the purchase price. But do check what that includes as some firms charge extra for say preparing a power of attorney. Also the VAT rate varies - no VAT is applicable on fees from UK firms; 16% VAT for Spanish, 20% for Moroccan and 21% VAT for Irish companies. Most firms will offer discounts for multiple purchases.
     
  11. marsdei

    marsdei New Member

    No problem! It was 1,400 Euros plus VAT based on 1,538,000.00 MAD (£93,495.44).

    They have been excellent for me personally.
     
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