Saturday, January 24, 2009:
Once again I am asking for your help.
Last year we got my money back from the builders of a development that they decided not to build. as we were still keen to buy in spain we found another place that was for sale and agreed a price with the sellers .The agent agent we used said he would arrange for a mortgage and act as the go between.he asked us for 1000 euros which he said the sellers had asked for as a security deposit.This was to be refundable if we could not obtain a mortgage. We have a receipt to this affect signed by the agent.
This agent made many promises to us and said that the Mortgage had been agrred in principle by the bank. We started finding him difficult to get hold of so just before christmas we contacted the seller who were very surprised to hear from us and said that the property had been sold to someone else as they had heard nothing from the agent since we agreed the sale and had assumed that we no longer wanted to buy the property.They were not aware that the agent had taken 1000 euros from us.
We are very angry with the agent who we feel lost us this propery.We doubt that he ever tried to get us a mortgage as no search showed up on our credit report and despite asking him on several occasions,we never saw any paperwork.
He is now ignoring our emails and phonecalls asking for our 1000euros back.
This guy was working for an agency but said he was setting up on his own so signed the receipt in the nameof an agency that we dont think existed.
What we would like to know is how can we get our money back?I know its only a small amount but We dont see why he should get away with ripping us off. Is there a small claims proceedure that wont cost an arm and a leg.?
Also, Can we post his details on the site ?as we would like to warn others about this crook..
Your help would as always be greatly appreciated.
This message was last edited by andy10 on 1/24/2009.
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