Buying a Property: Bulgaria (Buying a Property - Cadogan) - Andy Anderson
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the market to buying a property in Bulgaria, from the bestselling (74,0000 copies to date) series. It is...... more
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the market to buying a property in Bulgaria, from the bestselling (74,0000 copies to date) series. It is published in association with "The Sunday Times" with advertising and feature support throughout the year. The number of people leaving the UK to live elsewhere increased to a record 362,000 in 2003. Alliance & Leicester International estimate that in 10 years time, 2.3 million Britons will retire abroad. Bulgaria is an increasingly popular choice with overseas homebuyers; it's now one of the top ten locations.This book: includes a full-colour photo section, and detailed coverage of areas most popular with British buyers; contains extensive profiles of each region, written by local experts; is packed with anecdotes and case studies of people who have recently bought property in Bulgaria; includes a special section on the legal business of making a purchase, by local expert property lawyer who specialises in advising people on buying property in Bulgaria.It: uncovers the best places to buy, from the coast to the mountains to Sofia; gives the lowdown on visas, job-hunting and education; covers the details of finding a property - choosing types of accommodation, renovating and security; offers specialist advice on mortgages, taxes, surveys and conveyancing; and, helps with the challenges of settling-in - learning the language, the law and the culture.
Advantages: Nothing in my opinion Disadvantages: Website was not user friendly and staff weren't very helpful
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Advantages: Competitive interest rate Disadvantages: Unfriendly literature, unhelpful staff, website difficult to use
...I was attracted to the Alliance and Leicester's 'Online Saver' account because of the relatively high interest rate offered. Today when I checked, the interest rate is 5.35% which is higher than most of the mainstream competition.
I applied for this account online via their website. I find their home page almost assaults the eye; it's as though they want to shout about every link on there...
...I no longer trust the alliance & Leicester bank to get things right, ever since they were taken over by Santander. They used to be a good bank. I have just finally closed the account after six weeks of phone calls and letters. I had a letter come through from Santander telling me my agreed over draft was being canceled and I had to pay it back within a few days. There was also going to be...