Sadly it takes a situation of Goodstich44 to highlight the real core problems that simply disgust normally sane people.
Like a previous poster I will always put forward the benefits of life and yes owning a property in Spain. I will continue to do so
What separates this and many other various debates( which at times seem to get heated with conflicting views)is that NO defence can be made. There is nothing to debate.
People with property/People thinking of buying property and those that have been screwed like this cant argue..
These situations of total abuse of the laws that are in place and the vulgar Bankers (with a B)?infuriates me and this infection can only benefit 4 sectors
Bent or greedily vile solicitors and Judges.
Every other single person that has any interest in Spain probably loses!
Corrupt developers who sold a dream and not a nightmare(You buy a gold watch and you don’t expect plastic to be delivered. If so you return it for a refund. That’s everyone’s right in a democracy and part of a European Union of which we must have the basic agreements in place if it has any chance to prosper. How long will it be before some decent people want revenge and take it to sink to the levels they have witnessed and wish ill on people in another country .
Spain has benefited from the Brits to levels of massive proportions to be our trusted and adopted second home. They have no idea of the long term effects with the laid back don’t care attitude .
I never takes sides as I believe that each situation differs.
This is not about taking sides as there is only one side THE LAW and its enforcement.
For instance some did buy on let’s say a whim and as they say you make decisions and at times you have to live with it.
T.V programmers/newspapers which only tell the bad stories in Spain which only proves to divide opinion often resulting in heated debates have nothing to do with this issue.
T.V programmers that used to help lead people into the idea that buying property is a road to make money have also nothing to do with this..
LAWS ARE THERE TO PROTECT MUST PROTECT (No point of any law if it isn’t and I would say even worse as at least someone like Goodstich 44 would have been aware little or no protection exists from the law or the Banks
Corrupt solicitors and judges must be bought to be made accountable .
COUNCILS/GOVERNMENT TO END THIS LOTTERY OF LEGALITIES OF PROPERTY MUST BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE
A BANKING SYSTEM THAT MUST BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE
Accountability for the Bank guarantees they in law issued to protect the consumer.
They wont accept their part then why should anyone accept the laws regarding dealing with them. Law must apply both ways?
They must be accountable for this abuse of charges they can make without recourse.
800 Euro charge for a bounced Cheque ???
Goodstich44 and many others like him may well have been conned by the sellers the developers , sadly that’s life sometimes even though it disgusts most.
That’s pales in the insignificant when these people ARE BEING CONNED BY SPAIN ,its laws , the banking infrastructure there to protect. GOODSTICH44 HAS BEEN CONNED BY SPAIN. If not then after reading through past posts it wouldn’t have taken 8 years fighting such a basic case .
HOW ? Can after 8 years can a judge go on holiday without making judgement that a child could see is the right decision. Manyana.Manyana Manyana. NO.This cant go on while lives are ruined. 8 years !!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr.
Yes !and how does this look when then a few days/weeks later the developer goes tits up.
What was this holiday ? A nice all expenses paid holiday and a brown paper bag?
Good on you for having the balls and determination but please don’t let this be the end.
This can’t just be yesterdays news.
For once there should be a thread/forum and a momentum that unites everyone.
Clearly there are some excellent posts here by many with sincere and caring nature with no other motive than to have pure common sense and justice prevail.
Someone that hasn’t met someone even suggesting to consider someone else’s financial losses makes me so mad. Mad that these very trusting and decent people have been simply been ripped of while those that should be there to help only kick them again when they are down. How dare they. Solicitors/Banks/Corrupt Officials and Corrupt Developers, You are a disgrace to your country and your fellow countrymen.
HOWEVER .THIS IN REALITY THIS IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE. You can blame each of these but its water off a ducks back.
WHO IS TO BLAME! THE SPAINSH GOVERNMENT OF COURSE ! THIS IS THE TARGET .ENFORCE THE LAW OR MAKE THEM. Unless they are made to then Goodstich44 is the tip of a very big iceburg.
Thousands upon thousands of people having to give up.
Thats the only way it will get results.Forget chasing shadows of the past.The change needs to enforced and then all can take up their personal cases.
Everyone with similar situations must unite and post their cases. I think they would be amazed at the united support they would get.
Forget Spain is Spain and that’s the way it is attitude. This hits every law abiding person and as far as rights are concerned as Spain are part of the European Union they must be held fully accountable.
Sorry for the rant. As I have said I love Spain but this stinks.