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Buying A house in UK from overseas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aumz, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. aumz


    Joined: 6 Feb 2003

    Posts: 751

    Location: Sutton

    My parents in law have offered to buy a house for us. We live in the UK and they are overseas.

    Is there any issues we need to be aware of legally and tax issues. Would the process be the same as buying a house ourselves except when it comes to pay my in laws transfer the money themselves to the solicitor.
  2. Rotty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 40,962

    Location: Notts

    I would imagine they would have to sign contract paperwork etc, nomidea if that could be done at a solicitor where they are

    also I would think the money laundering folks would want some apperwork doing