22 Feb 2012 00:00:
Looking for some thoughts on our community issues and ongoing problems with the developer (Hogar Sur).
We bought an apartment a few years back, whilst the complex was still being completed. It was handed over and everything seemed fine. There are a toal of around 120 apartments, but only about 25 have ever actually sold.
You probably know what I am going to say, but the developer has NEVER paid any community fees. This now amounts to several hundred thousand Euros. There are also a number of problems with the building itself which we are having to take legal action to sort out.
Basically, this has left the complex with no money. We get a long just about, but we dont have any cleaning, the gardens arent properly looked after, if anything breaks we cant afford to repair it etc. etc.
We have since found that Hogar Sur are bankrupt (or in administration). Our community administrators (who have not really been paid much since they began with us) have organised lawyers in respect of the outstanding and ongoing non payment of community fees and also claims being made against the building defects.
We have been told over the last few days that BBV bank is going to be taking over the unsold properties and will be paying the outstanding and ongoing fees.
Unfortunately, the community administrators seem unwilling to give us much detail on the progres of either case. I dont blame them much, as they get so little payment from us, but it is still in their interests.
Is there anything we can do ourselves to check with the courts on what is happening? Or any way we can find out what the status of Hogar Sur is and if we can expect to see the outstanding community fees be repaid to us?
Any advice would be appreicated. I appreciate I havent gone into too much detail, mainly because we havent got all of the information!
Its a real worry. The owners at the complex are great, we all pull together and chip in to keep things going. Its still a lovely place, but without money it will no doubt slowly die a death.
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