OldHolborn wrote:Must admit, I'm amused by the amount of "property agents" advising me to buy through "property agents".
If anything, this whole forum would suggest the exact opposite.
Some of us have worked here for a while and have to deal with Mayors and their administration on a regular basis so understand how they operate. I work in the South West of the Country and over 90% of our clients are Bulgarian so I have no interest in trying to sell some ex-pat a property in the Rhodopes.
I also haven't advised you to buy via a property agent, you should realise that everyone in Bulgaria is a property agent,including Mayors As your looking to buy in the ethnic turkish areas of the Rhodopes, all the Mayors in this region are from the DPS party so you will have literally no influence in whether or not a Mayor is re-elected.
Whoever you decide to use as a middleman, just be vigilant and make sure you hire an independant property lawyer to make the necessary checks on any property you decide to purchase.