I contacted Peter after reading an article in the newspaper about properties in Murcia.
Several agencies were mentioned but after researching them I chose Peter because I felt he provided a more individual service, unlike the others which seemed to be typical estate agencies with little or no interest in identifying what their clients were looking for.
I am very happy to say that I was right From the beginning Peter took a lot of care to ensure that I was well informed about owning property in Spain and, most importantly, he prioritised understanding what I was looking for.
Peter is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and with an extensive network of contacts, and he matched up my description of the “ideal property” in my price range with places he felt fitted the bill.
His focus on understanding what I wanted made my trip to Spain a success. Peter was a brilliant host and tremendous company; he made sure that I only saw properties that he felt would interest me and there was no pressure to see places that were unsuitable. I am now the very happy owner of two properties and I am still pinching myself to check it is real.
The places are exactly what I wanted.
I cannot thank Peter enough for the help and support he has given me, he has turned my idle day dreams into reality.
When we decided to look for a property abroad, we decided on Spain because we knew there should be bargains to be had.
We contacted quite a few companies but couldn’t get the bargain we wanted, and the agents just didn't seem terribly interested.
We had offers of inspection trips but only to see properties that all needed large a deposit buy them. We really didn't have a huge sum as a deposit, so felt we would have to lower our aspirations.
We visited the “A Place in the Sun Live” at the NEC and met Peter on the Saturday afternoon. – he was a breath of fresh air! We told him what we were looking for and he showed us details of quite a few properties that ticked all the boxes on our shopping list. He took our details and said we would qualify for a 100% mortgage.
He offered to meet us in Spain and show us the area. We stayed in Spain for four days, had a good look around the whole area, and ended up buying a Fantastic penthouse at a price we couldn’t have even hoped for.
After the sale Peter arranged Air Conditioning / Central Heating and a full Furniture Pack at prices we couldn’t match anywhere. We cannot thank Peter enough, he is fun, honest, and very knowledgeable, not just about the area, but also about the whole buying process and was genuinely interested in finding exactly the right property for us.
We have arranged to meet up with Peter later this year when we will be on holiday, and to thank him for all his help have promised him a big drink ( big ? well he is a Geordie ).
I decided to look at buying a holiday home in Spain, but my problem was not knowing where or what to buy.
My IFA put me in touch with Peter, and I met him at Earls Court at the “A place in the sun property exhibition”.
I explained my situation and Peter suggested several different ways of purchasing in Spain, and he arranged for me to fly out to view.
He explained some special Bank deals he had negotiated which would be available to me, some of which I felt (“wrongly as it turns out”) might be a little too good to be true. In Spain he very kindly let me stay as his guest for three days and in that time showed me different resorts on the Mar Menor and also the rest of Costa Calida.
There was no pressure, and the days I spent looking round helped me focus on the areas I liked best. I decided on a lovely apartment in Isla Plana and reserved it there and then.
Peter arranged my Mortgage, a 100% mortgage at a very low fixed rate, handled all the documentation for my NIE number (needed if buying property in Spain) and even took me to Murcia to collect it.
He even helped with the Completion of the purchase. Arranged a local firm of lawyers, met me at the airport, put me up again, and drove me to the lawyers and Notary for the signing.
I’ve recommended Peter to family and friends, and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.
I decided to invest in a property abroad and after much research felt a repossessed property in Spain offered by far the best value for money.
I contacted several agents and companies without finding any properties at the right price. I finally met Peter at an Investors Club and immediately liked him, and what he had to offer.
Peter offers properties with large genuine reductions, and also manages to arrange 100% mortgages at very low rates. Peter organised a viewing trip and accommodation for me.
He collected me from the airport, showed me a selection of properties and we even had a pint or two together. I decided on the properties I wanted and Peter sorted out all the financials.
As always there were a couple of hiccups, but Peter sorted them out quickly and without any fuss. Peter kept in touch with me throughout. He kept me updated and also helped me through the whole purchase process, and explaining every step of the procedure of purchasing in Spain. Peter is now a friend. This was due to his honesty and integrity plus his hard work and enthusiasm.
I have no doubt that what he did for me he will do for all his clients.
Back in 2014, I met with the team from PRS at "A Place in the Sun exhibition" and instantly felt that they were the company to help me. Warm, friendly & knowledgeable - I had an instinct about them and went with it.
I am so glad that I did. After much email correspondence & phone calls with Peter Birkett, I flew out to Spain in July, he met me the day after and he drove us all over the Costa Blanca / Costa Almeria showing me properties over 2 days.
There was no pressure to this trip and the bonus was that he found us something. Peter is nicest man and after a very busy 3 days I can safely say that now he has become a friend rather than a "business acquaintance"
We laughed for 3 days which made a very "full on" trip very enjoyable.
After finding the property that I hoped to purchase, Peter pretty much did everything (except pay for the property!!) He arranged the Lawyer, the mortgage, the furniture package etc....
The whole process took around 12 weeks and I am now the proud owner of my own place in the sun. I went out again in November to collect the keys and Peter was also there along with his team in Spain (who are just as lovely) and they have all helped with getting the flat ready for me for when I next go out.
If anyone wanted to chase their dream of owning a little bit of heaven in Spain I would highly recommend Peter & PRS and wouldn't hesitate to use him again. My "new" front door is always open for Peter to visit and there will be a large cold beer waiting for him.