Hi Debbie & welcome to our great forum. As your mum basically just changed her mind she'll lose the deposit & may be liable for more as you say completion is imminent !
You should contact Maria de Castro, our "resident" lawyer, she'll advise accurately. She may be able to get around it seeing as your mum now can't get her planned mortgage depending on who said she could. Was it someone Ambasun recommended, for example ?
Contact Maria here
Maria L. de Castro, JD, MA
(click on this link >>> www.costaluzlawyers.es )
I'm so sorry your mum's made herself ill over this but she really shouldn't have signed a legally binding contract before her lawyer had checked it & advised her of the implications of pulling out.
I really do feel for her. We had troubles with agent & builder when we bought & I had panic attacks & was on anti depressants to combat these so I do understand her feelings.
Stay in touch & good luck.
This message was last edited by morerosado on 12/13/2007.