Buying a property in Morocco: Your ultimate guide

Euan Robb


Are you considering buying property in Morocco? This North African gem offers a unique blend of culture, climate, and investment opportunities that appeal to many from the UK. However, navigating the international property market can be challenging.

This comprehensive guide is designed to help you understand the process of buying property in Morocco and how Equals Money can make your journey smoother with our expert international payment solutions.

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Why choose Morocco for property investment?

Morocco, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, is an increasingly popular destination for property buyers. From the bustling markets of Marrakech to the serene beaches of Agadir, this diverse country offers something for every taste. Property prices in Morocco are relatively affordable compared to the UK, and the country's growing economy presents a promising investment opportunity.

Understanding the Moroccan property market

Before diving in, it's essential to understand the Moroccan property market. Unlike the UK, Morocco's real estate sector operates differently, with specific legalities and procedures. It's crucial to research thoroughly or consult with a local property expert to navigate this market effectively.

The process of buying property in Morocco

  1. Finding the right property: Start by identifying the type of property and location that suits your needs. Online listings, local real estate agents, and property expos are great resources.
  2. Legal checks and due diligence: Ensure the property has a clear title and meets all legal requirements. Hiring a local lawyer is advisable.
  3. Negotiating and making an offer: Once you find your desired property, negotiate the price and terms. Be prepared for a different negotiation culture than in the UK.
  4. Finalising the sale: After agreeing on the terms, the next steps include signing a preliminary contract and paying a deposit.

Managing finances and international payments

Buying property abroad involves international money transfers, which can be complex and costly due to fluctuating exchange rates and transaction fees. This is where Equals Money shines. Our international payment service offers competitive exchange rates and expert guidance, ensuring your money moves securely and efficiently.

Benefits of using Equals Money for your property purchase

  • Competitive exchange rates: Equals Money provides competitive rates for over 140 different global currencies.
  • Expert support: Our team of experts offers personalised guidance throughout your transaction process.
  • Faster settlements: With same-day and next-working-day transfers, our international payments service is both fast and reliable, making sure your funds reach their destination when they need to.
  • Forward contracts: Currency exchange rates fluctuate constantly, and this can impact the amount you will pay for property in GBP. Equals Money offers payment solutions such as forward contracts that allow you to fix a current exchange rate for a payment or transfer up to 24 months in advance. This allows you to know in advance how much your Moroccan investment will cost in GBP and budget effectively.* You are committed to the rate you’ve booked regardless of how it moves after the fact, presenting a potential disadvantage in choosing a forward contract. However, many looking to purchase property overseas find the stability offered by a forward contract outweighs this disadvantage.


Buying property in Morocco is an exciting venture, but it requires careful planning and execution. By understanding the local market, following the right steps, and utilising Equals Money for your international payment needs, you can make this process seamless and efficient.

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*Equals Money can only offer forward contracts to facilitate payments for goods and services.

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