What is Normally Involved?
Wherever you are viewing and whichever country you are visiting always remember
one thing - don't be pressurised into signing for something you are not 100% sure
about. Better to spend £500 - £1000 on an inspection trip if you have
to than risk losing a lot more through not thinking things through.
Most of the time there is no need to be pressurised into a purchase as you will
have already done your homework before travelling out and an inspection trip is
normally just to confirm what you were thinking already.
However, typical inspection trips are there to be enjoyed with an open mind. Remember
to ask to see the surrounding area of your property including the nearest town or
city. Most developers and agents can't wait to show you were they live and what
the area has to offer so take them up on any invitations.
They will of course wine and dine you but remember to keep a clear head for the
daytime viewings as there is nothing worse than being ferried around from place
to place if you have a hangover or dicky tummy especially in the heat.
Don't be afraid to say no. Don't be bullied into signing for anything that you're
not sure of even if they tell you that your deposit is fully refundable. If you're
not sure don't sign anything - apart from the drinks tab at your hotel bar of course.
Once you have made your mind up whether it be in resort or when you are back home
ensure that you understand all the legal jargon and ask them to translate it for
you - if in doubt hire your own translator - it may be worth it in the long run.
Ask about a bank guarantee if applicable in the country - this will ensure your
money is safe if something goes wrong.