Encountering problems with the purchase of a property abroad can be an extremely stressful experience.
You may not be entirely clear what the problem is, especially where there is a language barrier, with property laws in other countries generally being very different to those in the UK. You will likely have no idea what your options are to solve the issue and getting the right advice can be difficult.
This is where the legal team excel. Whatever problem you encounter with a property abroad, our international legal team will be able to offer you advice on the steps to take to resolve your situation.
As specialists in international property law, we know how the legal systems work in many different countries, so can quickly identify what has gone wrong and what can be done to get things back on track.
We provide a comprehensive service that will cover every aspect of your case, from initial consultation through to conclusion - and appeal should that prove necessary. By providing clear, practical guidance in plain English, we can remove the stress and confusion from your situation and help find a positive way forward.
Our international property disputes team have extensive experience with matters including:
- No Bank Guarantee
- No Contract
- Planning Disputes
- Defunct Developers
- Land Grab Issues
- Swiss Franc Mortgages
- Force Majeure clauses
So, if you have run into a problem with a foreign property and need fast, expert advice on what can be done, please get in touch.
How we can help you to resolve a dispute over property abroad
Out-of-court settlements for foreign property disputes
Wherever possible, we will aim to help you find a solution for your property dispute without the need for court proceedings. By communicating effectively with the various parties involved and using our strong negotiation skills, we are usually able to agree a positive outcome through a voluntary settlement. This can save you a lot of time, money and stress compared to relying on court proceedings, whether in the UK or a foreign jurisdiction.
Foreign court proceedings for property disputes abroad
Unfortunately, not all foreign property disputes can be resolved amicably, so sometimes court proceedings are required. We have strong experience with initiating court proceedings both in the UK and in foreign jurisdictions, so can make sure the proper process is followed and that you have the best possible local representation for your case.
Working in this way, we have a great track record of success with foreign court proceedings for property disputes, including at the appeal stage where required, so you can have confidence your case is in safe hands with your team.
Using a Power of Attorney to deal with a foreign property dispute
A common concern is that you will have to go out to the country where the property you own or are trying to purchase is, so you can deal with any issues that have arisen. This can obviously be costly and inconvenient, especially when you don’t know how long the problem will take to resolve.
In fact, it is often possible to empower someone else to act on your behalf in the dispute by using a Power of Attorney. This is a legal document that gives someone the authority to make decisions in your best interests about dealing with the dispute.
Clearly, it is very important to make sure you only give Power of Attorney to someone you trust and Powers of Attorney work very differently in different countries, so you will need to make sure you take expert legal advice before using this option.
Our international legal team can advise you on creating a Power of Attorney and appointing the right person to act for you, so you can be confident that your dispute will be handled the right way and that it can be resolved in a way you approve of.
Why use Judicare for international property dispute resolution?
International legal expertise
Our property law team is highly experienced in handling disputes over foreign property across a number of jurisdictions, both within the EU and further afield. This means we can provide the clear, tried-and-tested expertise you need to find a positive solution.
Judicare are a UK-based firm of solicitors and as such are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you can be confident we always meet the highest legal standards. We work with trusted, independent, regulated, law firms in the relevant country so you get the best of both worlds.
Understanding of cross-jurisdiction legal issues
In many cases, disputes arise over misunderstandings about the way UK law interacts with the law in various foreign jurisdictions. Our team are highly experienced in such matters, including in relation property ownership, taxation and inheritance, so can help clear up the confusion and guide you towards a better outcome.
Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) membership
As AIPP members, we are committed to maintaining and improving standards of professionalism in the largely unregulated overseas property market.
We speak your language
Our legal team can explain even the most complicated legal issues and terms in plain English, so you can have complete confidence in the way we are handling your property dispute and the options we can offer you.
Contact our international property disputes solicitors
Need help resolving a dispute involving a property abroad? Our friendly team can help you cut through the confusion and find a positive solution.
To discuss your dispute with a member of our team now, please get in touch.