20 Feb 2012 15:02:
I am in no way an expert and can sympathise, and indeed empathise with you
The Spanish legal system is in even more of a mess than the British one
The speed at which your case is processed seems to depend on who you are and what the case is about
It can take years to get an award made against a property developer, even though it's clear that they have defrauded and stolen from many people. Indeed, the judge can sometimes find in your favour (after the Developer appealing many times to delay the outcome, meanwhile he is hiding his assets overseas, despite you requesting that his assets are frozen)
The judge can then tell you that although you have won and also been awarded costs etc., it is unlikely that the guilty party will pay up....this has happened to about 10 couples that we know
On the other hand, if the Junta decide to demolish a property owned by a non Spaniard, this can happen very quickly indeed and often the homeowners are not even properly notified or given a reasonable amount of time to appeal the case.
Instead of Sarkozy & Co. being so cross with the UK, perhaps they'd like to examine the way Spain conducts itself.
Thread: What do the courts do that takes so long?????