- April 17, 2006 at 5:39 pm #51733
Not all lawyers in Spain are terrible. Please give them a chance. Their is good and bad proffessions all over the world. If you are buying off plan and the developer wants you to use his lawyer, then that is not a good idea , this is common sense. They are going to look after the developer more than the client. If you do use the same lawyer you are putting temptation there for some of them to take advantage. I suppose it is human nature. Please don’t tar them all with the same brush, if you have been treated badly or you have heard whispers, gossip that someones SPANISH lawyer is no good. Tell them what you want them to do, ask how much the work is going to cost, agree on it , get it in writing, the price and what work they will do for the price, when they want paying i.e 50% when they have got so far with it, then 50% when everythhg is all complete. We would do the same in the UK, so don’t be afraid to do it in Spain or anywhere else in the World, they are human afterall who want to earn money like we do. I have met and had dealings with a very hard working, passionate lawyer who works well, but is also understanding of our possible anxietys. Please please give them a chance. Hopefully those people who think that the Spanish Lawyers are not so nice might change their mind, I do Hope so
- April 17, 2006 at 9:41 pm #61749
Just like to second that. Our Spanish lawyer was excellant, we didn’t have the most straight forward of purchases as we brought a 200 yr old house and finca. The catastral plans show we own half the village and the lawyer insured this was changed by the seller before advising us to go ahead.
He was very much protecting our interests throughout the purchase. When we went to the notaries office and the notary insisted that my husband signed the escituria for us both as he thought my Spanish was not good enough to understand the process, the lawyer checked this out and explained how this would effect me if Neil dropped dead etc!
There are good guys and bad guys everywhere, but we remember the bad guys for longer and talk about them far more (don’t get me started on UK estate agents now..)…it would be great if we could have some postings about companies/ lawyers etc that people have been happy with (if Mark would let us mention companies by name) so that people reading the site realise that its not all doom and gloom buying in Spain 😀
- April 18, 2006 at 8:44 am #61750
I agree totally. I have a wonderful Spanish lawyer who has been great. He got my money back from an off plan that was sold to me by a big company knowing that they would never get a building licence. The developer and his wife has been arrested. He has also looked after other interests and I am very happy with him. Estate agents hm…. I would never ever again deal with the big companies on the Costa. They are just after what they can get for themselves and when you need their help they could not care less. I would either try to buy or sell privately or go to a small recomended agent. Yes, uk agents..another chapter!
- April 18, 2006 at 11:04 am #61751
THANK YOU FOR THE DETAILS, YES I NEED A LAWYER TO DEAL WITH ANOTHER SUBJECT THAT WE BRITS GETS TAKEN FOR A RIDE , THE COMMUNTY CHARGE FOR REASONS OF A QIUTE LIFE, LACK OF UNDESTANDING, OR DARE I SAY TAKE A VIEW ON IT.
- April 18, 2006 at 11:15 am #61753
- April 18, 2006 at 12:58 pm #61757
Shakeel, Go ahead shakeel and have your opinion, I would like to read what you want to say, I would also like to help you if I can. I don’t want you to be upset with those who disagree with you. If I can pass on the good name of my lawyer on to you to assist you with a positive outcome it would be good to learn that I have done a good deed for the day. So come on whats your concerns with community charge. Very high in the the UK aren’t they. Not so sure about Spain, although I do believe that your input is valid and discussed at the community meetings on who to use for services. ie. bin collection etc.
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