Diarmaid Condon’s blog – for independent commentary and analysis on what is happening in the overseas property industry.

May 162018
Registering your Spanish Rental Property

It has been reported in Spain that on-the-ground inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to begin this month. The Irish Times reported in early 2016 that registering tourist properties would become obligatory under the newly introduced Vivienda con Fines Turísticos (VFT). The law, introduced by the ‘Registro de Turismo de Andalucía’ (RTA), requires that >> More

Jan 192017
French Leaseback Petition

French Leaseback Petition This article on a recently launched French Leaseback petition appeared in the Irish Times on Thursday January 19th 2017. You can find the online article at There is also a scanned copy of the hard-copy piece as it appeared on the day below. You will find a number of other articles I’ve >> More

Nov 112016
Montenegro Feature in Irish Times

Montenegro Feature in Irish Times In October 2016 I wrote a piece on Montenegro for the Irish Times. You can find it online here – Unfortunately, the online versions never read as well as the hard-copy printed versions, so here is the piece in its entirety as it appeared in the Irish Times. Montenegro Feature >> More

May 182016
Spanish Property Deposit Reclaim

A recent landmark Spanish Supreme Court ruling means that you can now reclaim a Spanish property deposit from the financial institution with which your deposit was placed.

May 092016
Irish Times Marbella Feature

An Irish Times Marbella Feature appeared in Saturday’s ‘Home & Design’ section, but the associated properties didn’t materialise with the online article. For those of you who missed the properties in the online version I’ve included them in this post.