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Ron & Martha – Pilar de la Horadada, 2020

In November 2019 we visited Los Alcazares in Spain with the intention of finding a holiday apartment.

We were fortunate to meet-up with Inés the local representative for Camerons Property. She speaks perfect English so there was no misunderstanding.  We explained to Inés that we wanted to see apartments in the Pilar de le Horadada area, also our maximum budget which had to include everything.  Inés selected a several apartments for us to view and away we went!  After a few viewings it was clear to us and Inés that our interest was for a modern two bed, two bath, apartment with some outside space. 

Eventually we arrived at Lamar Bungalows which at that time numbered five separate self-contained complexes of two storey units. The sixth (V1) was a new small development, due for June 2020 completion with apartments similar to those we were able to visit. The foundations were in place and we were able to pick an end of block plot with outside space and we put down our deposit.  Having bought virtually off-plan, it was possible for us to make changes, at extra cost, both inside and outside to give us a personal stamp on things.

We next visited Spain in February 2020 and were pleased to see the development well on the way to completion by the promised date of June.  We wanted to move-in as soon after completion as possible, and, on advice from Inés bought locally all the furniture and light fitting etc., to be ready for delivery immediately everything was finalised.

Within days of returning to the UK we were in ‘lockdown’ due to the virus pandemic.  This is when Inés and Camerons proved to be a ‘brilliant’ choice.  The building work was continuing uninterrupted.  With the amount we had spent on extras and being unable to visit, it was important, that we had some input on seeing that it would all be, as agreed. We contacted Inés and asked if she could check on progress.  She was aware of everything from meetings and correspondence with the developer and was the best person to follow-up with the builders.  Ines agreed and excelled in communicating with us.  We received videos including commentary and it was almost like being at the apartment.

On completion, Inés obtained the keys from the solicitor, did the ‘snagging’, arranged the connection of the light fittings and delivery of the furniture.

To finalise.  We were able to go back to Spain in October, Inés let us into the apartment and passed us the keys. The only thing we needed to do was make the beds.  The apartment was ‘everything and more’ than we hoped for or expected. Thanks to Inés and Camerons the apartment purchase was made stress free! 

We strongly recommend Camerons Property for your choice to buy in spain.