We met with 3 different companies whilst searching for a lawyer. We were instantly impressed with MSG Legal and in particular Javier. He put us at ease immediately with his very professional but relaxed manner. Javier walked us through the buying process, detailed the checks and safeguards that would be put in place to protect us and gave us a breakdown of the costs which proved to be accurate. Some of the advice Javier gave us actually saved us money, the other companies neglected to give us this information.
When the buying process started nothing was too much trouble and by keeping in contact and providing updates, he made the process so simple and stress free. His attention to detail is meticulous, he is diligent, thourough and his English is excellent.
We will continue to use MSG Legal in the future and have no hesitation recommending them.
Craig and Diane Thomson, Edinburgh, Scotland.
MSG Legal are an excellent choice of solicitors who provided an amazing service and with their professionalism, honesty and clarity, removed many of the fears about purchasing our property.
Everything, right from the point of contact through to the purchase and beyond has been thorough and well communicated. Nothing has been too much trouble, constant updates through email addressed any uncertainties and provided clarity.
Our solicitor, Javier is second to none, thorough and diligent, ensuring that all aspects of our purchase were legalised prior to completion.
One aspect of the purchase that really impressed us, was that although we gave MSG Legal PoA, they still confirmed every step before proceeding.
We will continue to use MSG and would highly recommend them.
I started my search for a solicitor in Spain through the Gov.Uk site, and MSG Legal stood out from the rest.
I contacted them and explained exactly what I needed, receiving a very quick response, explained the whole process of buying a property abroad and my feeling was that nothing was too much trouble. The service offered was very good with the areas that I did not fully understand being explained again, I felt comfortable emailing MSG Legal for direction or advice.
On one of my visit's to Spain I met Javier at MSG Legal office, he was very welcoming, and he assisted me with setting up a bank account and gave me direction on other areas that would need to be actioned before and after the purchase.
On the day of the purchase everything went smoothly I cannot thank MSG Legal enough for all their support and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for legal representation in Spain.
We decide to buy a home in Spain. We had concerns about things we have read in the past regarding purchasing a house in Spain so we contacted A Place in the Sun to ask for assistance. They suggested we used a MSG Legal solicitors in Alicante, who they said would be thorough and they would check out the property we decided to buy to ensure there were no legal issues with it.
We were fortunate to be assigned to Javier, who spoke English exceptionally well and did exactly what we were told he would do. He was thorough and didn't allow us to part with any money until he had checked out the property for all the legal requirements. Javier ensured that he had requested all legal documentation before we agreed to complete, as well as chasing up and personally attending the town hall to ensure the paperwork was legal.
Javier was professional at all times and dealt with us, the sellers and their solicitor with integrity when there was a small problem.
We have since used Javier and MSG legal for our Spanish wills. My husband and I cannot recommend this company and especially Javier enough.
We have total trust in this company and we will always use them in the future for any legal matters arising in Spain.
Our experience of MSG could not have been better.
This was over the course of one attempted purchase and one successful purchase accounting for nearly 18 months in order to have all proofs of ownership, all boundaries declared and any debts incurred or outstanding from the vendor to be settled... and most importantly the issue of certification which recognised the house as being recognised by the town hall planning on local and national registers... The AFO.
These are all elements of buying any rural property in Spain and often the advice from other sources were oh thats not important we got it later, or you dont need to bother with that. Our estate agent said disparingly that we would have the most legal property in Spain as if it were a problem.
We had read testimonies from previous clients, and we suggest everyone does the same as this is a reputable company with the highest values of service and expertise.
MSG always recognised that we were the clients and was respectful of our wishes at all times. He would call us regularly and explain how the purchase was progressing and why there were delays and ask how we would Iike to proceed. He would explain how we stood legally and ensured that we were aware of consequences of certain actions if taken or if ignored.
This firm are honourable, honest and expert - and they will protect your interests.
Language too was never a problem, my wife has a reasonable level of Spanish but when spending a large sum we opted to communicate always in English and Javier always explained everything several times in different ways to ensure our shared understanding.
We cannot recommend them highly enough. They will not let you down.
We are happy to speak to potential future clients should they wish.
I would happily recommend MSG legal to anyone thinking of purchasing a property in Spain. They explained in great detail what was happening and what needed to be done. MSG made the whole process seem straight forward, and was exceptionally thorough which really helps ease your mind. Several issues came up during my purchase and each time Javier demonstrated that he was making the best decision for me. Nothing seemed too much trouble and they were always enquiring if I needed any clarification. If you are looking for legal representation that you can trust and feel confident in, then look no further.
We employed MSG to assist us with the purchase of our Spanish holiday home and we are so pleased they did. They were absolutely fantastic! Took all the stress away and dealt with everything. Javier our personal lawyer at MSG is very friendly, helpful, approachable and efficient. Communication was excellent too and the cost of MSG fees were comparable to the majority of the other solicitors I contacted for quotes. I highly recommend MSG's services and would most definitely ask for Their help again.
"We used MSG Legal to purchase our home and were impressed from the start. Our lawyer, Javier gave us a clear breakdown of the services to be provided, and the cost was clearly identified at the beginning. Throughout the process every aspect was explained in detail in a clear and concise manner, with reference to documentation and statutory requirements. Any concerns and problems we had were fully addressed in a timely manner. Javier’s English was excellent, and he appeared to have a good understanding of English culture, being able to provide accurate English translations of documents and conversations during meetings putting us at ease and well informed making the whole purchasing process a comfortable experience. We will continue to use MSG Legal in future and would highly recommend them.
"Where do I start regarding the service given at MSG Legal. Buying a new home abroad is a very scary thought and the best advice we were given was to have a good solicitor. Well we did not get a good solicitor, we got a superb one. Javier was fantastic from start to finish when buying our house and still keeps in touch now. He keeps you up to date with everything and makes the house buying process so simple. I could go on and on about how efficient Javier is but I would take up the whole page. I would recommend MSG Legal to anyone. Just a first class service and a massive thank you from the Cowie family for helping us realise our dream."
"I have employed MSG Legal on several times and on each occasion I have been impressed by their professionalism, attention to detail and, above all, their sage advice. The latter of which helped to save me money and resolve potentially difficult situations. I recommend them highly."
"Have no hesitation in recommending MSG Legal as their service has been exemplary. The conveyancing process was made seamless with regular communication by phone and email to update on the stages of progression. There were elements of the sale which without the legal advice from Javier, I would have been totally confused. I can genuinely say that I do not think that it is possible to surpass the courtesy and professionalism which MSG Legal has provided me. If you need confidence that your interest is being protected, choose this firm as your legal advocates."
"We first made contact with MSG Legal in February when looking for a property in Spain, With us having very little knowledge of doing this we had to make sure we picked the right company to helps us, We would say from a customer point of view we hit gold, The service the offered was Amazing with clarity, integrity and honesty, I would recommend MSG Legal to anyone with confidence knowing they will do a great job and give a great service, which we found was above and beyond, we have found and purchased a property with the help of MSG Legal and I know if a ever have any questions they are at the end of the phone. Thank you for helping make our dream come true."
An email seems inadequate to my express gratitude to MSG Legal.
During one of the most trying years of my life, a bank error left me facing a financial dispute and possible bankruptcy. I was working full time, long challenging hours. This occurred when financial entities were rarely questioned, and I encountered lawyers that did not defend me.
I was then introduced to MSG Legal. From day one they were truly supportive, and, despite the confusing array of evidence I produced, they listened. They provided clear explanations. Their efficiency and integrity was truly reassuring. Their ability to focus on the specific legal issues at hand was outstanding. I gained a great settlement, but more importantly, a fresh start, a brighter future.
They are brilliant in their field, a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them”
My daughter recommended MSG Legal for the sale of a property in process of legalisation. We encountered much difficulty in selling as the situation was unclear to potencial buyers.
We nearly sold twice before finally signing this summer. Javier is meticulous, he made sure we would have no problems following the sale, all parties were thoroughly informed. He never compromised integrity.
He was extremely kind and attentive, and his excellent level of English, moreover his ability to explain in layman words, was comforting. He worked extremely hard, the costs were very fair, and clear from the outset. We spoke regularly during negotiation. He was wonderful.
He has changed our life. We can now enjoy our retirement. I can’t thank him enough.
I would like to thank you MSG LEGAL for providing an excellent and professional service.
I did not speak Spanish and their constant translation, clarification and reassurance of the
process of buying property in Spain was invaluable. It was an anxious time for me but they
always responded to any questions or concerns I had the same day, usually within the hour. I
felt I could relax and let they take the stress of all the paperwork and necessary form filling.
From opening a bank account to setting up utility bill payments.
Buying property in Spain is different from buying property in the UK, and I was glad I had MSG LEGAL to explain and protect my interests.
Javier personally had a very professional and calm manner with myself and others. This aspect also helped to make what could have been a very stressful and unpleasant experience less so.
Thank you again for your assistance and help.