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New guide to buying property overseas

The Association of International Property Professionals‘ (AIPP) latest consumer guide and members directory is now available in hardcopy and online: How to Buy Overseas Property Safely: the consumer guide from the industry body is a free publication aimed solely at helping consumers protect themselves through the purchase process, by alerting them to potential pitfalls and highlighting key considerations when buying property internationally.

It’s packed with impartial advice to buyers of international property including the important ‘do’s and don’ts’ when buying a property overseas. The guide covers various topics including inspection trips, arranging finance, choosing what and where to buy, and the importance of independent legal advice.

‘Good, independent advice is much needed in this marketplace, and we produce this publication to help buyers of international property navigate through the process,’ says Mark Sharp, AIPP’s Chief Executive. ‘An important part of our work is raising consumer awareness of AIPP, as well as providing buyers with information and guidance as they embark on an overseas property purchase. This advice is free and impartial, and it will be an essential reference guide for many hundreds of buyers over the next 12 months.’

The AIPP’s guide also explains the benefits of buying with AIPP members, who have committed themselves to be accountable under the industry code of conduct.

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