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.
Andy Anderson and Stephane Lambert both graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Urban Planning and worked in London and overseas before both taking up a posts with the United Nations in Bulgaria in 1998. Their role was to renovate historic buildings across the country. Later, in 2001 they set up the business Stara Planina Properties to help other Brits purchase and renovate houses in Bulgaria. They both appeared on Channel Four's 'A Place in the Sun', ITV'S 'I Want That House', and Real Estate TV as experts in the Bulgarian Property market.