- March 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm #56544
Hi, need some advice/correct information re an issue I have with buyer of my house in Andalucia.
Actually sold, signed in front of notary, paid for etc in January. As estate agent not too helpful, went with buyer to ‘sort out’ utilities, went to town hall, etc… only problem was electricity board who insisited no change of contract possible without buyer providing boletin from an electrician. Cut long story short, buyer ‘sorted’ that, but now angry for having had to get work done by electrician in house as not earthed, all in all ended up with high bill for that work plus boletin…and claims her solicitor advised her this is vendor’s liability, therefore demands this money from me???????? Surely not?????????????? Have lived there for many years unaware of ‘safety issues’ as buyer states, in fact had various renovations done over time, with electrician changing/ adding sockets, etc, new meter installed by electricity board and never knew of any updates required.
- March 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm #108028
You are not liable, buyers responsibility. Every property needs a boletín after about 4 years on changing the contract. Try to ignore them they are just trying it on!
- March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm #108029
Katy is right. It’s the buyers responsibility to ensure the property is correct, once signed and sealed you walk away. In any other country in the EU it would be the agents responsibility to vet the property before sale but this is Spain. 🙁
- March 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm #108030
You don’t even need to have the “wires” earthed so I’m not sure why you should have to pay for that.
- March 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm #108042
thanks everyone! been giving me quite a headache 🙁
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