The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) have launched their 2012 consumer guide, giving prospective house-hunters all the advice they need for a safe and secure overseas purchase.
This year's 'How to buy property safely' guide will take you through the steps you need to take to make a hassle free purchase, explaining the role of the agent and the developer, the sort of questions you should be asking on inspection trips and how to make sure you're protected against currency fluctuations, as well as countless other pieces of advice.
The advice inside is independent and easy to follow, so if you're serious about buying a property abroad, then it's a great place to start.
The AIPP is an independent trade association set up to regulate the overseas property industry and has over 300 members who have signed up voluntarily to a professional code of conduct which requires them to treat you, the consumer, with honesty and integrity. Looking for the AIPP logo when you purchase means you have reassurance that there is a disciplinary process to protect you if something goes wrong with your property purchase.
The guide includes a full list of AIPP members in the UK and overseas, click here to read it online. More information can be found about the organisation and their work at www.aipp.co.uk