- July 22, 2007 at 9:03 pm #53249
I came to Spain in 2004, and viewed several properties with my friend, who lived here with a view to purchasing.
Towards the end of my holiday, I went to view a new build property, and wanted to buy it, the building contract at that time was in the name of my friend, who explained it would be soon completed.
When I went back to the UK, I placed a small deposit on the property.
Because I was dealing with my friend, we never had a formal contract in place, and agreed the cost of the property and terms verbally.
Due to it taking much longer to sell my property in the UK, I was unable to pay the balance of the agreed cost until July of 2005
I moved into the property of July of 2005, and am currently living there, the property is free of all charges, and I am living there peacefully.
My problem is that my friend and I have never been to the notary to complete the sale officially, and now she is refusing to do so, saying I have failed to make all the payments agreed
Since I do not have any contract, or proof of our agreement, is there anything I can do?
I do have proof that the payments were made, as they were made by bank transfer, but there was never any note against the transfers with regard to the property being purchased.
I was unaware that there was a problem with the escritura not being in my name, until I went to file my taxes, when the gestor asked me for a copy of my escritura
The vendor and I are no longer friends, and she has since moved to the UK
Is there any recourse I can take legally?
I have no witnesses to our agreement, and no form of paperwork to prove the payments were even for the property I am now living in.
With hindsight, I realise this was a very foolish thing to do, but I could never have imagined a dear friend could do this to me
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