‘Buying a Property – Bulgaria’ Book
Stephane Lambert, Director of Stara Planina Properties
We would just like to draw to your attention the release of our book Buying a Property – Bulgaria, Anderson and Lambert (2008, Cadogan Guides). The book 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 – helps with the challenges of settling-in: learning the language, the law and the culture.
By way of background both myself and Andy Anderson (directors of Stara Planina Properties) graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Urban Planning and worked in London and overseas before taking up posts with the United Nations in Bulgaria in 1998 as advisors to the Beautiful Bulgaria Project. The project was started to renovate historic buildings across the country and improve the urban environment through job creation. Later we set up the business Stara Planina Properties to help other Brits purchase and renovate houses in Bulgaria. Since then we 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. We have also contributed numerous articles to many leading newspapers and magazines.
It was a great pleasure and privilege to be afforded the opportunity to contribute to the understanding of the process of buying a property in Bulgaria but more importantly of day to day living both negative and positive.