Property Exchange

 
Property Exchange for FREE for UK Properties
 
List your UK property for Free on easybuy
If you have a home in the UK and you wish to exchange it for a property in Spain, then don't delay, get your UK property listed for Free on the easybuy Property Exchange pages.  Just give us a call on 966 726 860 or email us at info@easybuyspain.es and we will get your property listed immediately.
  
Property Exchange explained in brief
Often it is important to move but the housing market conditions are making it difficult for you to sell your home.  Property Exchange is a fully legal way of enabling home owners to move home with a mutual swap.  The legalities are much the same as a straight forward sale, you will need a solicitor and the sale will be registered at the notary and with the land registry.  If there is a price difference between the two properties, then a cash adjustment is made.
 
For existing easybuy clients that already have their property for sale with us the price to register your home with easybuy Property Exchange is 75 Euros, your property will remain on the Property Exchange register until SOLD.
 
If you are NOT an easybuy client and you do not have your property registered for sale with easybuy.  You may register with easybuy to appear of the Property Exchange pages for the one off charge of 150 Euros.  If you would also like to register your property for sale with easybuy and Property Exchange the total cost is just 325 Euros plus IVA
 
General Property Exchange information
easybuy in conjunction with Draycott Browne, have launched a service to all clients, existing and new, in which clients will be allowed to exchange their properties with a cash adjustment, in either direction, where required.

If you wish to sell in Spain in order to return to the UK but can’t find a buyer then why not exchange with someone in the UK that has the same problem?

Do you wish to up or down grade but can’t find a buyer, then, property exchange is the answer!

All paperwork  will be handled by the specialist law firm of Draycott Browne, members of the Law Society in the United Kingdom and regulated by the Bar Council of Spain.

If you would like to take advantage of our Property Exchange service whether your property is in Spain the UK or elsewhere please contact the easybuy Head Office on (00 34) 966 726 860 or email info@easybuyspain.es
 
 
Property Exchange News Article
Opinions as to the state of the housing market would appear; at the moment at least, to be as plentiful as weather forecasts and just about as reliable.
 
In both instances, house prices and weather, the best barometer may well be to stick your head out the window and see for yourself what is happening!
 
On one hand we have government statisticians telling us that the worst is over and house prices in the UK and then the rest of Europe are set to make gains in the later stages of this year.
 
Given how honest and reliable all the government information has been shown to be over the last several years, it would seem to be, to use the Prime Ministers favourite phrase, “prudent” to treat these statistics with at the least a little caution!
 
By the same token the major lending institutions, in the United Kingdom at least, are reporting a rise in the number of favourable decisions for lending in the last financial quarter. As these are the self same institutions which help precipitate this crisis, and who are largely owned by the Government, again it might be necessary to apply a little scepticism to these figures.
 
By the simple test of sticking your head out of the window it would appear that the reality is; for everyone other than a politician or a banker, somewhat different.
 
Jobs are being lost, homes are being repossessed, and consumer spending is down and most noticeably for those of us living here on the Costas visitor numbers are down by an enormous amount.
 
With the marked difference in the exchange rate, from even one year ago, anyone on a fixed income from out with the Euro zone has noticed a major difference in the amount of money they have had to live on.
 
 Couple this drop with the general rise in prices of everyday goods and services and it is easy to understand why some people are getting desperate to sell their properties and either move somewhere cheaper or to downsize and, hopefully, raise some capital.
 
One of the newer trends, in Spain, which can help in this situation, is “Property Exchange”. 
 
Whilst not suitable for every circumstance property exchange can help people make moves and restart their lives.
 
 In many cases the exchanges can be relatively, by Spanish standards, straightforward, when both properties are under the jurisdiction of the Spanish Notary system.
 
It does need the expertise of qualified professionals to ensure that both parties are adequately protected and represented with regard to any tax issues which may arise.
 
Where the property exchange scheme has in the past encountered major difficulties has been if one of the properties being exchanged is out with Spanish jurisdiction.
 
Given the large numbers of people I meet who wish to return to the UK and an increasing number of UK residents who would like to leave the country but who cannot sell their property it was only a matter of time before we were asked if there could be any legal method to arrange an exchange, with a cash adjustment in either direction as necessary, which could be presented to a Notary and accepted.
 
Having done a fair bit of research the short answer is YES ,but remember this is Spain, short answers can leave a lot of very big and potentially expensive questions!
 
In order to prove to the Notary system that what is being proposed, does indeed, meet all the requirements of taxation and land registration legislation currently in place, there needs to be a professional and legally recognisable framework in place which can cover both jurisdictions, and, ensure all parties are protected by the governing bodies for Legal professionals in both countries.
 
In other words the long answer now turns out to be YES as well.
 
For many people this now represents a realistic, and in some cases speedy solution, however, as with anything in life, with the exception of death and ever more taxation, there are no guarantees!
 
In order for these schemes to work properly both parties have to be prepared to negotiate in good faith, I know these sounds obvious, but without openness and honesty this type of transaction cannot proceed.
 
For anyone wishing to consider a property exchange, either within Spain or to another part of Europe or indeed the world at large there are some key questions they must consider:
Where do you want to move to?
What kind of property are you looking for?
If there needs to be a cash adjustment can you afford it?
How many people from your target area are realistically going to be looking to move into and live in your current house?
When you can give yourself honest answers to these questions then Property Exchange might indeed be the way forward!
 
 
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