Green cross code for international property buying now available

The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) has released the 4th edition of its annual guide, ‘Buying Overseas Property Safely – The Consumer Guide from the Industry Body’.

As the step-by-step manual of how to avoid common pitfalls and buy overseas safely, it’s become the ‘Green Cross Code’ of the international property market.

It provides consumers with independent and expert advice with features such as ‘5 common pitfalls and how to avoid them’ and ‘10 questions to ask your agent’.

It also explains who buyers will need to hold their hand through the process, from agents and developers to lawyers, foreign exchange specialists and financial advisers.
The 64-page publication also includes a full list of AIPP Members, all signed up to follow the industry’s professional Code of Conduct, along with information for consumers on how the AIPP can help them.
The guide is available as a bagged supplement in this month’s A Place in the Sun magazine and it was well-received by visitors to A Place in the Sun Live in Birmingham during the weekend of 2-4 October.
Christopher & Nicola Lloyd of Cwmbran, South Wales picked up a copy from the AIPP stand at the show.
‘We have been talking to a company about buying property in Florida and we were really pleased to find out that they are AIPP Members when we read the new guide,’ said Nicola.

‘It is very reassuring to know that the agent we’re going to use has voluntarily agreed to follow a professional code.

It makes us feel happier about buying.’