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Fastighetsköp i utlandet: En jämförelse mellan Sverige, Spanien, Thailand och Turkiet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Buying real estate property is a complex process for the uninitiated. A

potential buyer has to keep track of laws and regulations affecting the

property. The purchase of a property is for many also the largest deal made in

life and because of that it is especially important to make sure everything gets

done correctly.

A real estate property purchase contains a number of different elements, such

as engineering data and inspection of the property and documentation to make

sure that the signing of contracts and clauses are done according to the laws of

that country. These purchase process steps are ordinary people not familiar

with, and therefore they hire the help of a real estate agent.

Buying a property abroad complicates things because the countries have their

own laws and rules that make them different from the Swedish rules which the

Swedish real estate buyers are accustomed to.

Our thesis is about exploring if a Swedish buyer knows the buying process in

foreign countries, or whether they rely on the broker they hired. The countries

we have chosen to examine and compare against Sweden is Spain, Thailand

and Turkey.

Our questions will be answered by interviewing buyers about how they feel

about their buying process, if they encountered any problems before, during

or after their purchase, and if they are happy with their purchase after the


Our study shows that the buying processes in all four countries are generally

equal to each other. Our conclusion is that a Swedish property buyer of

foreign real estate does not devote more time to obtain information on either

the buying process or the documents needed in a shop, which maybe they

should do in the case of a foreign market. They rely instead on getting all the

necessary information from their hired real estate agent and that the agent

informs them on what is important.

The respondents in our survey have all answered that they had confidence that

the intermediary has acted properly and know what is right.

We have discovered that the agents in Thailand have failed to inform their

buyers about the actual rules of the land lease agreement. This may, or may

not, have serious consequences for a buyer in the future if the land owner.

We also come to the conclusion that a buyer does not necessarily need to be

familiar with laws and rules around a property, but this requires that the real

estate is. However, it has been shown that agents do not always have an

education and it is therefore not at all certain that the agent has that

knowledge. We believe that this is one of the negative consequences of that

there is no requirement of any sort of education for a real estate agent in these

countries. With a regulated law, the buyer (and seller) situation in the business

would be made safer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 78 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-8043OAI: diva2:433992
Subject / course
Business Administration
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-08-15 Created: 2011-08-12 Last updated: 2011-08-15Bibliographically approved

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