thanks for the warning, but as most will say the crooks in Spain have it all their own way, so I am unlikely to get any savings back for further buying.
No one is offering "no win - no fee" and my enormous 30% deposit must seem paltry in comparison to the paper chase legal costs being incurred by such as Goodstitch in the likely vain fight he is having with the "system".
As to the assault, on balance if that was the price of getting my savings back, I would be tempted, especially if I could give some account in return.
I did drive in Paphos and noticed nothing untoward or anywhere else. The roads were generally excellent from one end to the other. The border area we saw was a bit grim and we were not allowed in with the hire car's insurance.
What makes a "mangy" cat? On reflection there were plenty around the remoter beach restaurants looking thin and being fed tit-bits by some diners.
"The majority of property deals in the Republic of Cyprus pass without any problems, but increasingly ex-pats are being ripped off either through unscrupulous developers or via local lawyers, and according to a local journalist "being too trusting"."
If you cannot trust a lawyer, who can you trust? If Goodstitch is right not even a judge in Spain.
Here, not even a politician at any level. Professional crime seems to be a pandemic.
Still it was a good break with absolutely no sign of security being required, unless you include the "penny" padlock on the garden shed that contained the pool paraphernalia. Even the villa keys were outside on the wall in a tin box with a code.
From my selfish point of view I think it would be great if the ordinary satisfied ex-pats would feature themselves on the forum and name names and places.