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Testimonials – Kobalt Law LLP

I dealt with many lawyers. My experience with Kobalt was the most pleasant one. Very profesional, knowledgeable. They always keep you aware of everything and they are very responsive; throughout I felt I’m in good hands. (I used their services in regards a property in London)

Daria Golova

Google Review

Having had a dreadful experience buying and furnishing our apartment in Morocco some years ago, we were extremely apprehensive when selling it. We were unsure of the process, did not know who we could trust, and lockdown meant that we were unable to travel out to Morocco.
Stefano Lucatello sailed us through the process! He responded quickly to our initial enquiry and after speaking to him on the phone, we felt very confident having him represent us. Stefano kept us informed every step of the way and was always on hand to answer questions or explain the formalities. I really don’t know how we would have managed without him and would have no hesitation in recommending Stefano and Kobalt Law!

Hilary Graham

Google Review

A friend of a friend recommended Kobalt Law to help me buy my flat, and I couldn’t be happier with how well Stefano got me through the process. I was really nervous as an American making my first real estate purchase in the UK, but everything worked out thanks to Stefano’s experience and sound judgment. There were a number of times the deal could have gone sideways; a solicitor of lesser talent could have made my fears come true. Kobalt Law is a firm of professionals who know what they’re doing, and I consider it a sound investment when making such an important purchase.

Julie Sparlin

Google Review

Had urgent paperwork to sort. After being tossed around different notaries, Kobalt finally helped me on the same day I contacted them. No fuss, just action. Very service-minded and friendly.

Bahman Zadeh

Google Review

I received a good and professional service when buying my property abroad. I felt that I received a personal service and I always had a quick response to my questions/concerns.

Philip Bowley

Google Review

We recently purchased an apartment in Italy and used Kobalt Law LLP and Stefano Lucatello. My husband and I were so impressed with Stefano and how efficient and professional he was. He made the process very easy for us. We couldn’t believe when we emailed him at 11pm at night when we had questions or concerns he responded almost immediately ! We certainly didn’t expect that. He made the whole process seamless and easy. We would absolutely recommend Stefano and Kobalt Law to anyone wanting to purchase a property abroad. We cannot thank him enough.

Nicola Orrell

Google Review

Many thanks Stefano. A first class service delivered very promptly and with a high level of knowledge immediately to hand. The contrast between Kobalt and other firms I have spoken to who claim to be experts in Anglo-Spanish tax matters was stark.

Andrew. Madrid

Google Review

I asked Kobalt for assistance in applying for French Nationality. Mr Lucatello showed great perseverance and maintained his original quote despite the many obstacles placed in our path by the french system. Very helpful.

Christopher West

Google Review

Stefan provided very helpful advice late on Friday, which was gratefully received.

Paul Kay

Google Review

I just spoke to Stefano Lucatello about buying a property in France. I found him to be very friendly, well informed and helpful and would recommend him. I have also just bought his book “Investing in Foreign Property” on Amazon to help deepen my knowledge on investing in property abroad

David Burgess

Google Review

The team at Kobalt was quick, smart and incredibly helpful. I’d wholeheartedly recommend them to folks with simple or more complex items needed.

Adam Cunningham

Google Review

I want to thank you for the legal work you undertook for me in selling/transferring the title deeds for my apartments in Turkey. The process was complicated but your hard work and perseverance paid off and I was able to complete the transactions.

You were always extremely professional in all of your correspondence and you always replied timeously and answered my queries in depth.

This has been a very stressful time for me due to medical issues but you were always understanding of this and you made sure you speeded up the processes as quickly as possible.

I would definitely recommend your services to anyone looking for assistance in Turkish law”

Jane Dunlop

Dear Ali, I want to say heartfelt thank you for all your help in selling my sons property. The whole process was made less stressful with your professionalism and friendly approach.
I will have no hesitation in recommending your services.
I wish I had known about you when we were buying in Turkey, we have just been informed that our villa will now go to auction to pay the solicitor we trusted. But, never look back and our sad experience has not spoilt our love for your wonderful country.

Best regards Mo.

My wife was recommended Kobalt Law by a colleague when we were at a time of emergency whilst my parents were trying to sell their properties in Spain.

My parents were ready to complete the sale, but a few days before they were due to be in Spain to sign, my mum became ill.

In no time at all, this kind, energetic and professional team were able to arrange Power Of Attorney for me to sign on behalf of my mother.

Amusingly enough, the Notary in Spain commented that he was thoroughly impressed with the format and ease of use of the document he was presented with (paragraphs translated side by side), compared with those he had previously seen from other countries.

For their knowledge of the complexities in the minefield of overseas property law, and for the way they looked after us and conducted their work, I will be continuing to use them to protect me in every way possible for a very long time to come.

Mr P Swanger

I needed to sell my property in Turkey and was recommended Ali Onur Ulusakarya at Kobalt Law…

I needed to sell my property in Turkey and was recommended Ali Onur Ulusakarya at Kobalt Law. I contacted Kobalt Law and, after a long conversation, decided to engage them to deal with the sale of my villa.

I did know that this procedure would take a considerable length of time to achieve (due to complications in Turkish inheritance law, as my husband had recently passed away), and thanks to Ali’s help we were able to achieve the name change and the sale of the property in 8 months.

During this time I was constantly informed of what was happening and had numerous, regular phone calls and emails updating me. Sometimes I emailed Ali after office hours and he almost immediately responded to my queries.

Everything was dealt with and explained in a very expert and professional manner and I was more than happy with the service I received.

Ali was a very approachable person and at times humorous which is essential when dealing with sensitive matters.

If someone asked me to recommend a firm of lawyers to help with a property sale abroad I would most definitely recommend Kobalt Law Solicitors for their expert service.

Mrs Maria Hobbs

The Notary in Spain was Impressed – Power of Attorney

My wife was recommended Kobalt Law by a colleague when we were at a time of emergency whilst my parents were trying to sell their properties in Spain.

My parents were ready to complete the sale, but a few days before they were due to be in Spain to sign, my mum became ill.

In no time at all, this kind, energetic and professional team were able to arrange Power Of Attorney for me to sign on behalf of my mother.

Amusingly enough, the Notary in Spain commented that he was thoroughly impressed with the format and ease of use of the document he was presented with (paragraphs translated side by side), compared with those he had previously seen from other countries.

For their knowledge of the complexities in the minefield of overseas property law, and for the way they looked after us and conducted their work, I will be continuing to use them to protect me in every way possible for a very long time to come.

To Stefano, Andres, David and to all of the team, we thank you so much

We are now the proud owners of a penthouse apartment in Turkey, all this would not have been possible without Onur…

Having bought and sold a French property, we were very much aware of potential issues with buying property abroad, but we’re completely alien to the Turkish buying process and wished to tread very carefully.

When our offer was accepted, the estate agent told us we didn’t need a lawyer, if we wanted to complete quickly and save money and we could use them or a lawyer they could recommend.

However, we wanted to use someone totally independent, for us, money wasn’t an issue and due to both work and health issues at the time, we wanted to find someone whom could not only take on the buying process on our behalf but would also include a Power of Attorney, so that we did not need to be travelling to/from Turkey to complete the sale.

Our search led us to Ali Onur and Kobalt Law.

From the beginning, we found Onur very easy to approach, thorough in the service he offered and easy to correspond with.

Onur regularly kept us up to date not only on a weekly basis but towards the end of completion this was sometimes on a minute by minute basis with up to the minute information being corresponded between us promptly, as and when it happened, sometimes this was out of hours and we did wonder on several occasions whether Onur ever went home and relaxed.

Whenever we were concerned about anything, Onur ensured that our concerns and worries were dealt with in a concise, professional manner.

Onur clarified what needed to be actioned, reassuring us along the way.

During the 5 months that our sale took to go through (we had to endure delays that included military checks, cadastral reviews of the area, etc) we found Onur to be a godsend and felt Onur went way and beyond his job description.

Throughout Onur reassured us, kept us up to date and provided us with an exceptional level of service and we do not regret for one second using him to complete our sale. The pressure was certainly off us by allowing Onur to undertake the sale on our behalf. Which on top of both work and health issues was very much appreciated. Onur showed immense compassion and ensured we were as stress-free as one could allow.

Onur also arranged the utility transfers, a change of locks and even ensured the keys and original documents were sent to us from Turkey via courier.

We are now the proud owners of a penthouse apartment in Turkey, all this would not have been possible without Onur, whom after 5 months of speaking to him, we now count him as a friend and hope one day to thank him personally for making our “Turkish Dream” happen in a stress free, professional and informative manner.

Thank you Onur sincerely, we cannot wait for our Turkish adventure to begin.

Yasmin

“I found the service delivered by David Guille to be speedy and very efficient.  I would recommend Kobalt Law’s services without hesitation.”

S. Shirley

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Rocio Perez and her assistant, Ana Arza, for all their assistance and hard work in helping us to achieve our dream of owning a property in Spain.

We first met the Kobalt “Team” at “A Place in the Sun” Exhibition, on our quest to find a lawyer to handle our property purchase.  Having spoken to several other law firms,  Kobalt, for us, stood head and shoulders above their competition for their friendly, professional and knowledgeable approach, showing genuine interest in us and our prospective property purchase.

From the initial contact to the handing over of the keys to our new property, we have nothing but praise for Rocio and Ana’s expertise and tireless work ethic.  They always answered any questions and concerns promptly and really put us at ease.

The process of buying a property in Spain appeared quite daunting, but we needn’t have worried. Kobalt undertook everything for us.  In addition to the obligatory legal searches and registrations, they followed up and rectified queries in our survey, obtained our NIE numbers, oversaw currency payments, set up our Spanish Bank account, registered us with utility companies, tax and local authorities and set up the appropriate direct debits.  A legal colleague accompanied us to the completion meeting at the Notary’s office in Spain, together with an interpreter.  The whole process went extremely smoothly.  Rocio is now drawing up Spanish Wills for us.

It is vitally important to choose a team of lawyers you can trust and who are easy to communicate with. We are so grateful to Kobalt for their work on our behalf, both in the UK and in Spain.  If you are searching for a Spanish legal team, we strongly recommend you approach Rocio and Ana at Kobalt – you will not be disappointed!

Lynne and Paul, Shropshire

David Guille undertook commercial property work for my business and executed the instructions perfectly.  I would definitely use Kobalt Law’s services in the future.

Maciej Szytko

I have now known and worked with Stefano for nearly a year and we always have had a good relationship when we meet at property shows and for meetings to discuss how to improve our business relationship. Stefano is a real professional in his field and a great person to know and have a few drinks with. His knowledge in our industry, specifically the overseas property industry is second to none and I would happily recommend Stefano and his team at Kobalt Law to anyone who wants advice on UK or International Law.

Benoit Panissie

I would like to thank  Ali Onur Ulusakarya for a very professional service conducted during the sale of our villa in Turkey.

Selling a property overseas can be quite daunting as the legal process is very different from the UK, however Onur was there to guide us  and answer  all our questions promptly. We have now completed the transaction and would not hesitate in recommending Onur and Kobalt Law.

Antoinette Thorpe

“Although I have purchased many properties in the UK when it came to buying a villa in Turkey I felt way out of my depth.  This is where Ali Onur Ulusakarya came to the rescue as the solicitor who steered me through the many obstacles either cultural or legal in a very efficient yet relaxed manner.

All my concerns have been answered immediately and Ali Onur Ulusakarya has been friendly, diligent, efficient and patient in response to my many queries with clear explanations.  He speaks brilliant English and translates the documents written in Turkish.  He  co-ordinated the difficult completion process with such reassurance and now my family finally possess a lovely villa in a beautiful country.   I have nothing but praise for the service provided and would fully recommend this company to anyone who wants to buy a property in Turkey.”

Jenny Prentice

I am writing to let you know how pleased I am with the services I received from you and your firm, during the last 5 years, during which period, I engaged your services in respect of my property development in Morocco.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your invaluable expert advice and your patience whilst carrying out my legal work.

Your Ability to work much faster than most legal firms made it possible for many of my property transactions to be finalised.

I  look forward to using your services in the future and would not hesitate to refer you to my clients, friends and family.

Jean-Luc Derclaye

We take pleasure in submitting a testimonial for Ms Rocio Perez whom we contracted to deal with the Spanish Estate of our son Anjool Maldé shortly after his untimely death on 5 July 2009, following a referral by ‘The World Overseas’ (Harrogate, Yorks, UK, International Property Agents).

Throughout our dealings, we found Ms Perez professional and courteous, trustworthy, helpful and friendly, and especially in view of our continuingly complex emotional state of having lost our only child, sympathetic and supportive. From time to time we had items or timelines we could not understand, each such time Ms Perez was able to explain, clarify and resolve the issue always helpfully and satisfactorily.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Ms Perez to prospective clients and we thank her for her help and support and wish her and the IPLC the very best for the future.

 

Rocio Perez testimonial

My wife and I chose Rocio Perez when she was at The IPLC to act for us when we purchased our first property in Spain in 2009.

At that time the newspapers were running alot of stories about the scandal of houses built illegally due to corruption by local Spanish officials, resulting in many homes subsequently being demolished. The effect on their owners’ wealth, lifestyle and health can only be imagined.

The IPLC with their specialist lawyer Rocio Perez helped guide us through these dangers, often at the cost of a great workload to herself. Rocio was able to use her native Spanish to converse with local officials to make certain that correct certificates and documents were produced, deal with a neurotic local estate agent, and all the while patiently keep me and my wife informed at every stage of the process.

The purchase went smoothly and the house is a delight. We owe it to The IPLC for their expertise, and to Rocio in particular for her diligence, her knowledge, her patience, and above all her ability to explain what was happening in clear English.

Another house purchase in the same region of Southern Spain is planned for early in 2012. It can be stated clearly and without hesitation that I shall be instructing The IPLC and Rocio Perez to act on my behalf.

Peter Johnson

I felt it was time to put pen to paper to express our gratitude for all of your hard work on “Overseas Property TV”. It is so refreshing to find a professional who can combine their expertise with plain, understandable English. It is such a unique quality and one that I sincerely believe has been integral to the success of the programme “How to purchase Abroad”.
Your friendly, approachable delivery has been a real asset and we have received tremendous viewer feedback commending us for your invaluable advice. Above all, I speak not only for myself, but for the whole of Rapid Broadcast when I say it has been a true pleasure to work with you. I do hope we can work together in the near future.

Luisa Tramontano,
Executive Producer of Rapid Broadcast, for OPTV

Luisa Tramontano,

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