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15 Jun 2019 23:14:

Wow! The plot thickens. So....nobody has been paying the IBI since the 1980s? I'm a little surprised the town hall haven't placed an embargo on the property. Perhaps the debt doesn't actually amount to enough for them to bother.

I think (if or when you're in Spain) you should  start  by actually going to Emasa's office (I've found them now with the correct spelling! They have an office by the bullring) I'd explain as best you can the situation, & offer whatever documentation you do have. If you're lucky, and get a reasonable & understanding clerk (unlikely) they may just agree to make a contract in your name, since you're obviously willing to pay.

On the other hand, you could potentially be opening  a can of worms. I don't know about Emasa/ Málaga, but in Torremolinos the water company is owned by the council; if it's the same in Málaga, you could find the council on to you for decades of unpaid IBI.

Probably best to speak to the solicitor first. In answer to your question about people getting their water cut off due to not having Escritura... I've never heard of anyone not having an escritura for a property they supposedly own. As for the legality of cutting off your water supply, unless you can prove that you legally occupy the property, I'm thinking they probably can get away with it in this instance. I hope I'm wrong.


Thread: No escritura for EMASA

15 Jun 2019 20:46:

Wow. That's a pretty unusual situation. I'd love to help, but I have more questions than answers.

I wonder, what, exactly, is taking years to come to court? Proving ownership? 

How have you been getting your water to date? I'm guessing it's a communal supply, but do you pay for it through your community charge, or just get a bill from Emesa based on a percentage of the total for the building?

Who are Emesa anyway? Where in Spain are you? (quick Google search only found a water company in Mexico by that name!)

Have you spoken to Emesa about your dilemna? 

Do you pay rates (IBI, maybe known as SUMA depending on where you are)? If so, are the bills in your name? Is there a catastral reference on the rates bill? With this you should be able to obtain a nota simple showing who actually owns the property. Even if you can, I'm thinking there's a very good chance it's the lady your father "bought" the apartment off. 

In which case....are you still in contact with the solicitor who is supposedly sorting this issue out for you? If so, have you told them what's happening and asked their advice? They are probably more likely to be able to help than anyone here. And if not....have you considered getting a new lawyer?

I'm sorry I can't offer any advice really. There is a "resident" lawyer on this forum called Maria de Castro. She has helped many members over the years with various property related problems; maybe she will be able to offer something more helpful.

Good luck, and keep us posted - it's certainly an interesting case!


Thread: No escritura for EMASA

15 Jun 2019 18:23:

More info needed. Sounds like the water supply is the least of your worries. If you don't have an escritura, how do you know the apartment is even yours?

Thread: No escritura for EMASA

13 Jun 2019 18:36:

Having recently, err... voted...for our apparently unelected representatives in the EU, I'm just happy that we're taking back control and actually getting a democratic say in who governs us....oh, wait....frown

Thread: Who should be next UK PM?

07 Jun 2019 16:29:

I would second perrypower's suggestion of the Canaries for the most temperate climate and lack of extremes; but you'll be more limited in choice for properties and probably get less value for money there. But more importantly, I would think  genuine employment opportunities (any type, anywhere) should be more of a priority than the perfect climate. 

Thread: Somewhere not too hot!


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