Blackmailed by my builder

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  • #54300
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    Can anyone help me with this problem????

    I purchased my property in Murcia 3 years ago, and at that time I was told I would be on builders upply until the urbanisation was completed. So over the last 3 years watewr and electric have been supplied by the builder. He could not get our habitation certificates as he had installed the wrong cable/pipes etc, so he had to chnage them all. He did this and now has our certificates.

    He is now demanding that every home owner (whether a resident or not) pays him 1500 euros as a contribution to the cost of diesel and generators. This was never the arangement and we were never advised that we would have to pay. After all its not my fault that it has taken him this long to sort it all out and finish the urbanisation. How can it be fair to charge me the same as those that are residents when they have been there permanently and I have only visited about 10 times over the last 3 years?

    Has this happened to anyone else and does anyone know if it legal???

    Any help or advice would be gratefully appreciated

  • #86089
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    I don’t think it is legal to charge for the builders supply. On another forum I frequent, some residents of an urbanisation lodged a complaint to the Police against the builder when they came “touting” for their money. It was quickly stopped and supplies carried on as normal.

    Mark

  • #86090
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    Thanks for that advice Mark, is it possible to give me the name of the other forum you visit so I can ask the folks on that one as I have only had one reply so far. I happen to agree with you, as an ex police officer my first thoughts were to make a report to the local police as in any country this is outright blackmail. In our contract the builder agreed to hand over the habitation certificate when he got it, but to say we cant have it unless we pay is just not on.

    many thanks

  • #86091
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    I’ve sent the link by PM.

    Mark

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