HOLIDAY HOMES come in all shapes and sizes, and in SPAIN still one of the most popular choices is that of an APARTMENT or TOWNHOUSE within a complex or urbanisation that includes communal facilities. It’s easy to see the appeal and why this style of property would be referred to as a ‘lock-up-and-leave’. A holiday home within a gated complex, maintained communal areas and 24-hour security requires little upkeep and gives peace of mind for non-resident owners who only visit occasionally.

Being part of a community occupied throughout the year with both permanent and semi-permanent residents from Britain and other nations makes it easy to make new friends and connect with the local social scene allowing you to feel comfortable in your surroundings and completely at home from day one.

Each resort and urbanisation varies. There are areas and complexes that attract more year-round residents rather than holidaymakers. Then there are areas that appeal only to summer holidaymakers making it very seasonal but much quieter outside of the peak season.

The secret is to find a balance and select the location most suited to your own personal needs.

It may be an apartment overlooking the countryside or nature reserve where it will be peaceful and quiet. Alternatively, a penthouse apartment with solarium overlooking a busy beach front close to the bars, restaurants and nightlife – there is a property out there to suit everyone!

With these types of developments there are monthly community fees to pay that cover the general maintenance and up keep of the communal areas and facilities. These costs are split between all of the owners and do vary slightly for each development depending on the level of facilities, the development size and location. These community fees are completely separate and are in addition to the annual housing taxes.

If you are considering an overseas property purchase, whether for lifestyle or investment KUDOS VILLAS are here to help you every step of the way.




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