At My Lawyer in Spain we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of service for our clients. Don’t just take our word for it, see what they are saying about us…
“The very first thing that everyone looking for a property abroad needs, is an independent lawyer who has your total trust. It is easier said than done however, I am delighted to say that is exactly what we got with Alex and the team throughout our journey to buying our apartment in Calahonda. They made a stressful process very easy and we had absolute confidence in them, as well as knowing they always had our best interests at heart during every transaction.
Buying a foreign property is a tricky process, so your lawyer is your number one asset. We have no hesitation in recommending Alex and the team to others who are considering buying a foreign property. Speak to them at the earliest stage (as we did) and you will not be disappointed. I guarantee you will sleep better knowing they are representing you!”
Derek and Denise Robertson, Scotland
“We couldn’t have wished for a better lawyer. Both Patricia and Alex have been impressively professional, efficient and also re-assuring when we showed concern, which has been of great comfort especially when it’s your very first property purchase outside the UK. So thank you & your team for a job very well done!”
Mr. Stringer and Ms. Hindley
“Straightforward clear advice from the very first point of contact with MLS until final completion of our penthouse purchase 5 months later.
Patricia was simply amazing at quickly investigating and resolving our many concerns about buying a property in Spain from both a legal and practical pint of view.
Her advice on due diligence gave us the confidence to proceed through many obstacles like getting hold of and explaining the various Town Hall documentation legalities in simple terms, negotiating an extension to our contract if we needed it, ensuring all amenities were working from the day of completion etc
We were probably pretty awkward customers asking far too many questions as 1st time buyers abroad but MLS had all the answers!
Alex and Patricia and Estrella make a fabulous team supporting and negotiating hard for their customers!
It was a huge relief to have MLS act as our power of attorney – we all have demanding jobs in the UK and would not easily have been able to all attend in person to undertake the various signings in Spain during the 5 month process of buying.
As I write this sitting here in our new penthouse looking out over both the sea and mountains on a warm sunny November day the sheer joy of now finally owning a place in the Spanish sun has made it all worthwhile! This truly has been a life-changing decision for us all!
We would heartily recommend MLS to anyone considering buying their own place in the sun. No.1 piece of advice “get a good responsive Spanish and English speaking lawyer with a strong track record who also understands the culture, language, bureaucracy, risks, pitfalls and solutions (as well as all the legalities) of buying a property in Spain – get MLS!”
“Thanks to you (Alex) and Patricia for all your hard work in assisting with the purchase of my first home in Spain. I am pleased I chose an independent lawyer due the the registration issues you found and had rectified by the seller.
Happy to recommend your company.”
“My wife and I had been thinking of purchasing a property in Spain for some years and although we were excited about the prospect of having a second home in the sun we felt some apprehension when considering the legal aspect of the purchase. We meet with Isabel from My Lawyer in Spain at the Place in the Sun exhibition at London Olympia, where her company were one of the main contributors. After a brief discussion it was evident that Isabel was highly skilled and very experienced in International law and we left the exhibition feeling confident that we had found our lawyer to deal with our purchase. Very soon after the exhibition we found a property in Almerima and spoke again with Isabel. The conveyancing process was made very simple, was well explained and we felt in control and informed at every stage of the process. As is the process of conveyancing there were a few small bumps along the road with the vendor but Isabel dealt with these with absolute professionalism and in many ways went over and beyond our expectation. We now own a wonderful new home in Spain.
My Lawyer in Spain is clearly a busy practice but my wife and I felt as if we were their only clients. If you are looking for a lawyer to manage your international property purchase or any other legal matter, we can highly recommend My Lawyer in Spain, they are professional, knowledgeable and very experienced.”
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
“Many thanks to all involved and for all your help and professionalism. You’ve made this experience far easier than we expected!
We would definitely recommend you all to anyone buying in Spain and shall do.”
Marianne & Mark
“I would highly recommend the use of MLS Lawyers after a totally faultless and professional property conveyancing service. My wife and I had reservations when buying a property In Spain, but Isabel Perez was so professional and very responsive at all times, we couldn’t believe how easy it would be. Hope to buy again in Marbella and would have no doubt who we would use”
“We completed the purchase of our Spanish property, in Canillas de Albaida, a couple of weeks ago and used Alex Radford and Patricia Ruiz as our Spanish Lawyer/Abogado.
Both my Wife and I are ‘risk averse’ and we can honestly say that Alex, Patricia and all Staff at My Lawyer in Spain have been superb.
The advice given was brilliant and, if anybody reading this is contemplating a Spanish property purchase, then My Lawyer in Spain are the people to help you achieve your dream.
Alex and Patricia helped us achieve our dream and we will always be eternally greatful. We are proud to have met them and they became friends, not just our legal representatives.”
Craig and Lynn Nickeas
“Thank you both for your excellent and efficient service enabling us to complete the house purchase last Friday. Thank you also for answering our many questions regarding ownership, house number and floor area etc.”
Jean and Alan
I would just like to thank you Alex and Patricia for your help in this Spanish property purchase, I am very pleased I used both you and your firm, and would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone contemplating a purchase in Spain.”
Mr & Mrs Flowers, Durham, England
“Many thanks for your professional support in the purchase of our apartment in Malaga. I always felt that I was in good hands and that the process was under control. Plus you are clearly both very nice people!”
Mr Geever, Holland
“I would like to thank Alex Radford and his team for helping us with the purchase of our condo in Granada. Since we do not speak Spanish it was imperative to work with a lawyer who is fluent in both Spanish and English. Even though there were difficulties to overcome, they were professionally taken care of by Alex and his team. Both Alex and his assistant, Patricia, placed a lot of emphasis on attention to detail, timely communication and preparation that left nothing to chance, and they did so in a pleasant and patient and manner. I really don’t know how I could have made it without them.
Alex also prepared our Spanish wills.
I would recommend Alex Radford’s practice to anyone seeking professional, efficient and responsive real estate representation in Spain.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and assistance with this purchase, it has been greatly appreciated by us both. Having been nervous about buying a property overseas your team soon put our minds at rest at the Place in the Sun exhibition in Manchester. Once we found our property you explained the process and were always available to answer any questions we had, even after completion, making what we had expected to be a stressful process go very smoothly.”
Mr & Mrs Crick
“Thank you so much for the smoothest closing we have had in the 8 homes we have purchased and sold in the past.”
“I recently requested the assistance of My Lawyer in Spain to help with the purchase of a parking space and store room in our urbanisation. Although I’ve lived and worked here for many years and have a lot of relevant experience, I always recommend instructing a lawyer, as you can never be sure what you may find. From the start, Patricia Ruíz handled all aspects of the work quickly and efficiently, keeping me in contact of the progress with regular updates. I had little more to do than turn up at the notary at a date agreed with the vendors. Money was paid on account and Patricia informed me that there may be some money to be refunded after the balancing of accounts. I received a PDF of the title deeds the day following the appointment at the notary and thereafter arranged to collect the originals. When Patricia informed me of the amount of the refund and it was paid immediately by bank transfer.
I would definitely recommend using My Lawyer in Spain as they made the task simple and easy to understand and were always quick to respond to any questions by email or phone. The fact that they are very friendly and nice is just an added bonus!”
“We have now spent a couple of days in our new fab pad in Malaga city.
We cant thank you enough for helping us get our beautiful apartment. We are beyond excited and still cant believe we actually managed to get somewhere after all our previous mishaps.
The service we got from you has been nothing short of excellent. We only hope that others thinking of purchasing in Spain get to you first to help them achieve a positive outcome.
Take care and a million and one thanks!”
Karen and Aidan
“Angie and I would like to say how much we have enjoyed working with you (Alex) and Patricia and I know you both have put in a lot of hard work on our behalf which resulted in a completely painless procedure to purchase the property and so would like to say very big thank you to you both for all your efforts.
I am sure we will stay in contact over the coming months and years as we will rely on you for solid advice as and when we need it.”
Mr R Mrs A Peill
“David and I are very pleased with the efficient, thorough and friendly service that you have provided. We would have no hesitation to recommend your services to anyone buying a property.
Look forward to seeing you soon to sign off the wills and to receive the deeds.Hope you can find time for a quick beer with us.”
Mrs J & Mr D
“Very efficient, friendly and helpful service. I was always given answers to my questions and nothing was too much. Professional in every respect. I would not hesitate to use them again.”
“You’ve been such an amazing support, we’re thrilled we met you and will be referring you to our friends and people we met.
In fact we talked about you tonight at our Spanish course!
Thanks again, you made things really personal and simple – a fantastic experience.”
Mr & Mrs H
“Ivan and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your patience and assistance over the last few months.
As you know, moving home is stressful, but relocating to another country even more so.
I have always had the peace of mind that I would be looked after when my friend reached out to you, Alex- that has been worth its weight in gold having that comfort.
Dear Antonio, many many thanks.”
Mr & Mrs T
“We visited Malaga to explore the options of establishing a back office to support our international IT estate and infrastructure. The team from the PTA (Technological Park of Andalucia- Malaga) and Malaga City Investment department did a fantastic job in introducing us to English speaking professionals who could work with us to establish our business.
We had no hesitation in instructing the business team headed up by Alex Radford, an English Solicitor & Spanish abogado, from My Lawyer in Spain. The business processes were easily explained to us, a plan of action and timetable was agreed and I am pleased to say that the business team performed an excellent job in working with us to implement this.
Our English employment contracts were adapted to Spanish law as was our employee handbook, a local company incorporated, bank accounts opened, the rental agreement negotiated and signed along with a contract to design and furnish our new offices. All of these tasks were conducted efficiently and professionally.
If you are looking for business lawyers to work with in Spain, then I would strongly recommend that you talk to My Lawyer in Spain.”
Gary Lumsdom, ITRS Group
“My thanks to everyone for completing our Wills so quickly. Excellent service which I shall recommend to all our friends in Spain.”
“Just a short note of thanks for your help and guidance yesterday! We really appreciate all your help over recent months and are of course very happy with the successful conclusion!”
“My wife, Lynne, and I enjoy so much living in the Scottish Borders where we are surrounded by natural beauty. However, we had been considering purchasing a property overseas for some time. After careful consideration, we decided to purchase a property in the sun, where the weather is more reliable which allows you to get outside more and actually do things.
Andalucía, serviced by several airports, including Málaga, seemed the most adequate destination for us. There are regular flights throughout the year from our region, allowing us to take trips rather spontaneously. We attended the “A Place in the Sun 2014” exhibition at the NEC Birmingham, where we met several lawyers representing different companies including Alex Radford from My Lawyer in Spain. We had produced a criteria for selecting our lawyer, which we’d strictly adhere to. We wanted an experienced lawyer, who was professional, personable and spoke both English and Spanish. We established that Alex is both a qualified English Solicitor & Spanish Abogado, having lived and worked in England but been located in Spain for over twelve years. This gave us the confidence we needed to choose Alex as our lawyer for our property purchase. Alex always replied promptly, even organising a Power of Attorney on a moment’s notice so that he could act on our behalf when we got back to the UK.
Whilst staying in Benahavis on a property viewing trip, we were very fortunate to make contact with a new Estate Agent, Properties Spain, which is headed up by Scott Marshall. Scott and his team offer a personal and advisory service and only deal with properties within the territory of Benahavis, so they have established a great deal of knowledge of the area. With the support of Scott and his team, we viewed a number of properties in various areas of the village. On 15th January 2015 we viewed a property with Scott that matched all 14 points of our property criteria. With the thorough and professional support from both Alex and Scott, we completed the purchase process, signed for the house and moved in on 4th March 2015.”
Paul and Lynne
“We would have no hesitation recommending My Lawyer in Spain to anyone thinking about buying a Spanish property.
Rosario was so helpful, keeping us informed at every stage and explaining the purchase process very clearly – our non-existent Spanish was not a problem as Rosario was fluent in English. When the vendors of our property caused some challenges, Rosario dealt with these quickly and efficiently, meaning we got the keys to our dream ‘place in the sun’ with minimal stress and delay.
The final bill was also a pleasant surprise: such good value for money. Thank you Rosario and Alex for all your help!”
Pauline and Howard
“Muchas gracias for everything. We’re returning to Vejer in a couple of weeks and can’t wait to begin enjoying our new apartment! All the best,”
Pauline and Howard
“What I would like to say is a big thank you to you all for the excellent help and service that I have received. I would certainly recommend you or use your services again should an occasion occur.”
Mrs W, Surrey, UK
“Thank you so much Alex. You have been absolutely brilliant. We couldn’t have prayed for a better solicitor :)”
Mrs M, Birmingham, UK
“Isabel, I thank you most sincerely for all the help and advice you personally provided to me and my family. It was most professional, diligent and caring, and we all greatly appreciated everything you did for us. We wish you well in your new venture and I personally have no doubt whatsoever that you will become hugely successful.”
Dr. Michael Ashton (Phd), Sheffield
“We had used a previous solicitor when trying to buy a property a few months earlier. The property had a number of legal issues and we felt that these were not being explained to us and we did not know where we stood, and decided to pull out from the purchase.
Then having found the perfect property from the Place in the Sun TV programme and hearing Alex at one of the their seminars, I felt no hesitation to instruct them as our solicitors – we were delighted with the service. Nothing was too much trouble.
Everything was explained well – the process about buying, deposits, notaries, potential surveys and making a will. After we completed they even transferred all the utilities contracts into our name and set up the direct debits for us.
It was a pleasure to deal with a knowledgeable professional who could speak our language and understood our expectations when it comes to buying a place in Spain.”
Ann & Chris Goodwin
“On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to take a few minutes out to thank you for the manner in which you facilitated our move from the UK to Spain. Your total professionalism and dedication to detail made what could have been a worrying experience, a stress free and enjoyable one for us. We appreciate that the conveyancing rules and regulations in our adopted country differ greatly from those in England, so it was a great relief to have had you by our side during (and after) the entire process.
We also appreciated the vast amount of help you offered us in setting up our Spanish wills and the knowledge that they are safely in place is of great importance to us.
Our thanks also go out to your team as they were always there to offer advice and assistance with our questions.
We are currently deliberating on also buying a one/two bed flat near the beach in La Cala De Mijas as a hedge against a rising property market and little or no interest on our savings and you can rest assured that we will be requesting your help once again should this matter take fruit.
Kind regards to you and your team,”
Matthew and Myra McGuigan
“Isabel: Thank you for the very efficient and comprehensive service you provided in the purchase of my apartment. You made the whole process very smooth and easy to understand. I will no doubt use your services again.”
Andrew Goodchild, Leeds, UK
“Isabel is a charming, business-like and empathetic individual. Professional is not anadequate enough word to describe the support she provided to us, when we bought our flat in Pollenca, Mallorca during February 2016.
Isabel maintained her determined, clear and flexible approach. She kept the momentum going through a somewhat turbulent 6 week period, when all paperwork, house purchase and all legal formalities were completed. Isabel is Spanish so gladly liaised with local officials (e.g. Town Hall) to get things done.
In addition to being highly knowledgeable and experienced, Isabel speaks superb English. She is a credit to her profession and the firm of My Lawyer in Spain. We have utmost faith in her guidance and practical advice. Do not hesitate to employ this friendly and genuine lady – you will be as pleased as we have been”.
Helena and Chris
“Thank you so much for all that you have done for us, it has been very reassuring having you act on our behalf and we are pleased that you like the flowers. Wishing you all the very best.”
Angela & Robin
“We would both like to thank you very much Isabel as we have no doubt without you this wouldn’t have happened. We are both very grateful indeed. Martin was great today and made it a lot easier than we in initially thought”.
“I just want to say a huge thank you to Patricia and Alex. I could not have done this purchase of a Spanish property without you both. You have been amazing!”
Merry Christmas to you and your families. All the very best for 2017. I hope it brings you lots of health, wealth and happiness. Thanks again to you both for all you have done for us in securing our wonderful flat in Malaga.
Karen and Aidan
We had a Spanish legal issue to resolve and was advised to try My Lawyers in Spain. This was to be good advise.
Living in England we needed a legal representative to sort out this issue. This was to be a lady called Rosario (English and Spanish Lawyer), and she has provided us with step by step assistance and a clear approach to help resolve our distressing legal issue. This has now been resolved to our satisfaction and are very grateful for the peace of mind she has given us.
Very happy with the purchase of our Spanish property! Everything went as smoothly as anyone can expect a house purchase to go.
Your service was first-class. Both Alex and Patricia have been a pleasure to work with.
Mr & Mrs Gillingham