Thank you all for the replies.
Just to clear up a few of the things you have discussed.
We did buy the apartment off plan.
The apartment is in Murcia, I'd rather not say who the developer is as they read these pages, and (I think), they have threatened a friend of mine with legal action due to what they were writing on here.
We were told that an habitation certificate had been granted before we signed and we have since stayed in the Apartment.
The first meeting of the community is planned for Dec 21st and although we cannot be present I have a friend that lives on the development so hopefully they will be able to raise some issues.
I realise that the developer cannot guarantee that any shops etc are taken by retailers and that is not an issue.
The issue is that the last time we were there the lifts kept breaking down, the communal areas had broken and missing windows, the electricity for the building was going off, the corridors etc were filthy as builders were still working on other areas but passed through our area, so the problems as such are more of a snagging type
The point is if we wanted to rent out we would get complaints as people do not want to holiday in place which looks dirty and un-finished. We intend to go to Spain early next year, hopefully when the community meeting is held we will feel more comfortable about everything.