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  • #56207
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    Anyone who is involved in any kind of Spanish property scandal, whether it concerns a developer, a lawyer, a bank or other, please read the following announcement of an important imminent event:

    ‘Spanish Government to demonstrate real estate reforms and opportunities to UK investors·

    Following a meeting to analyze the Spanish real estate market recovery with large British investors, the Ministor of Public Works, José Blanco, and Housing Secretary, Beatriz Corredor, will be holding a press conference to update UK media.

    They will discuss recent reforms in Spanish real estate legislation as well as economic factors such as the stabilization of housing prices which reinforces Spain’s position as an attractive investment opportunity.

    Press conference
    Date: Wednesday, 4th May, 2011
    Time: 11:00
    Place: Spanish Embassy, 39, Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8SB’

    As we know, literally thousands of British people have been defrauded of vast amounts of money – in some cases their whole life’s savings – by unscrupulous Spanish developers and banks. The Spanish government are now planning a roadshow which will visit the UK in attempt to con yet more British buyers to come to Spain and be robbed of their savings. Their intention as stated is to try to convince us that it is safe to invest in Spanish property. This may be an opportunity to insist that they address the issues of all of those who have been denied return of deposits for undelivered properties and been issued with guarantees by banks who have no intention of honouring them when contracts are breached.

    Marta Andreasen, MEP, is supporting all victims of Spanish property abuse and will be at the Spanish Embassy on May 4th. Marta would welcome as much support as possible. If you are able, please visit the Embassy at the above address on May 4th at 10:30am, to join in a gathering of like-minded people who would like to express their dissatisfaction at the way they have been treated. Carefully worded banners and similar would be a useful way of displaying your message to onlookers and any media personnel that may attend the venue.

    If you require further information, please watch this thread or contact myself, Mike Kerr, mike@congressengineering.com, 07850 466743 or Rob Burberry (Media Advisor to Marta Andreasen) rob.burberry@relax-media.co.uk, 07859 890573. Additionally please advise if you are able to offer support by attending on May 4th.

  • #104196
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    I understood the road show would kick in on the 5th. What a pitty I would have liked to have been there. Can we have an opdate is there any postings on Utube etc.

    Where is he going to be next ???/

  • #104394
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    I understood the road show would kick in on the 5th. What a pitty I would have liked to have been there. Can we have an opdate is there any postings on Utube etc.

    Where is he going to be next ???/

  • #104208
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    OUR DAY AT THE SPANISH EMBASSY…………….

    9.10am – Wed 4 May 2011

    We have just been ejected from the Spanish Embassy in London.

    We were very polite but the staff said to us:

    “Todays event is private and by invitation only. It is to promote the Spanish Property Market to specially invited corporate investment companies. We are not here to discuss your issues. You must go through the courts. We must ask you to leave the building”

    We did however leave some documentation with the staff and asked them to pass it to Sr. Blanco and Sra. Corredor.

    The press conference is scheduled for 11am.

    Will report more later.

    Keith

    ***********************************************

    11:30am

    Nobody else here – just me and one other member of the Finca Parcs Action Group.

    The Press Conference started at 11am.

    We were at the main door just before the Press Conference handing out our Press Releases.

    The press were very interested, especially the Spanish media and radio.

    I was interviewd by El Mundo and a Spanish Radio Station.

    We are doing more interviews when the Press Conference is finished.

    Keith

    *********************************************************
    Afternoon Update:

    After standing outside the Spanish Embassy for almost 6 hours since being ejected early this morning and ringing the intercom and phoning them we were finally invited inside for a meeting at around 2:45pm.

    The meeting was with an Embassy official and 2 representatives from the Government delegation (not Sr. Blanco or Sra. Corredor).

    They listened to our views, took notes, took paperwork from us and said they were keen to work on solving the issues in the Spanish Property Sector.

    We will keep in close contact with them and push them for a way forward over the next few weeks.

    From previous experience we know words come easy – let us see if this time they are prepared to take action.

    After today they are certainly aware of the level of feeling against the Spanish Property Market. They know that they can only move forward if they begin to tackle the problems of the past.

    So after feeling very negative for most of the day we do now feel just a little tiny bit positive!

    Let’s see what transpires over the next few weeks – only time will tell.

    Keith

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    Evening Update:

    I have learnt over the past 5 years that to get anything done in Spain you have to be persistent!!

    The work with the Spanish Government has just begun!! There is much to do but we have surely made a small start today. They acknowlege us and know we exist and that we won’t just go away.

    I was accompanied today by Reg – a member of the Finca Parcs Action Group.

    We gave some newspaper and radio interviews in the morning to both the UK and Spanish Press. We distributed our Press Releases in English & Spanish (thanks to María de Castro for the translations).

    Around midday we were joined by 5 other ‘protestors’ who were a great support. One of them was Mike who posts on EOS.

    The Government delegation would only meet two of us – so myself and Mike were put forward to represent the small group.

    We understand the BBC did an interview with Sra. Corredor inside the Embassy. The BBC then came outside and while myself and Mike were in the meeting they interviewed the other ‘protestors’ outside the Embassy.

    I am sure Mike will add something to this thread following our meeting with the Government officials. I think Mike may have also spoken to the BBC after our meeting.

    Kind regards

    Keith

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/exp … o-buy.html

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/pu … 0346.shtml

    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expat/annanic … as-houses/

  • #104400
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    OUR DAY AT THE SPANISH EMBASSY…………….

    9.10am – Wed 4 May 2011

    We have just been ejected from the Spanish Embassy in London.

    We were very polite but the staff said to us:

    “Todays event is private and by invitation only. It is to promote the Spanish Property Market to specially invited corporate investment companies. We are not here to discuss your issues. You must go through the courts. We must ask you to leave the building”

    We did however leave some documentation with the staff and asked them to pass it to Sr. Blanco and Sra. Corredor.

    The press conference is scheduled for 11am.

    Will report more later.

    Keith

    ***********************************************

    11:30am

    Nobody else here – just me and one other member of the Finca Parcs Action Group.

    The Press Conference started at 11am.

    We were at the main door just before the Press Conference handing out our Press Releases.

    The press were very interested, especially the Spanish media and radio.

    I was interviewd by El Mundo and a Spanish Radio Station.

    We are doing more interviews when the Press Conference is finished.

    Keith

    *********************************************************
    Afternoon Update:

    After standing outside the Spanish Embassy for almost 6 hours since being ejected early this morning and ringing the intercom and phoning them we were finally invited inside for a meeting at around 2:45pm.

    The meeting was with an Embassy official and 2 representatives from the Government delegation (not Sr. Blanco or Sra. Corredor).

    They listened to our views, took notes, took paperwork from us and said they were keen to work on solving the issues in the Spanish Property Sector.

    We will keep in close contact with them and push them for a way forward over the next few weeks.

    From previous experience we know words come easy – let us see if this time they are prepared to take action.

    After today they are certainly aware of the level of feeling against the Spanish Property Market. They know that they can only move forward if they begin to tackle the problems of the past.

    So after feeling very negative for most of the day we do now feel just a little tiny bit positive!

    Let’s see what transpires over the next few weeks – only time will tell.

    Keith

    ***************************************************************
    Evening Update:

    I have learnt over the past 5 years that to get anything done in Spain you have to be persistent!!

    The work with the Spanish Government has just begun!! There is much to do but we have surely made a small start today. They acknowlege us and know we exist and that we won’t just go away.

    I was accompanied today by Reg – a member of the Finca Parcs Action Group.

    We gave some newspaper and radio interviews in the morning to both the UK and Spanish Press. We distributed our Press Releases in English & Spanish (thanks to María de Castro for the translations).

    Around midday we were joined by 5 other ‘protestors’ who were a great support. One of them was Mike who posts on EOS.

    The Government delegation would only meet two of us – so myself and Mike were put forward to represent the small group.

    We understand the BBC did an interview with Sra. Corredor inside the Embassy. The BBC then came outside and while myself and Mike were in the meeting they interviewed the other ‘protestors’ outside the Embassy.

    I am sure Mike will add something to this thread following our meeting with the Government officials. I think Mike may have also spoken to the BBC after our meeting.

    Kind regards

    Keith

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/exp … o-buy.html

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/pu … 0346.shtml

    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expat/annanic … as-houses/

  • #104210
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    Thanks for the update. Any idea where we can find BBC interview it should interesting.

  • #104401
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    Thanks for the update. Any idea where we can find BBC interview it should interesting.

  • #104212
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    I will try and get more info on when it is due for broadcast

  • #104402
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    I will try and get more info on when it is due for broadcast

  • #104214
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    @Keith110 wrote:

    I will try and get more info on when it is due for broadcast

    Says it all really :

    “It’s inconceivable that anyone would want to invest in property in a country that has shown itself to be lawless when it comes to property rights,” Andreasen, a member of the U.K. Independence Party, said in a telephone interview. “Andalusia has 300,000 illegal homes alone. If we extrapolate that to the rest of Spain, a million homes is a conservative number.”

    Rare bit of common sense from a politico. Spain really don;t deserve to sell shit – becuase that is what they were knowingly doing for years.

    Above quote from HPC website.

    Here endeth the lesson.

  • #104403
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    @Keith110 wrote:

    I will try and get more info on when it is due for broadcast

    Says it all really :

    “It’s inconceivable that anyone would want to invest in property in a country that has shown itself to be lawless when it comes to property rights,” Andreasen, a member of the U.K. Independence Party, said in a telephone interview. “Andalusia has 300,000 illegal homes alone. If we extrapolate that to the rest of Spain, a million homes is a conservative number.”

    Rare bit of common sense from a politico. Spain really don;t deserve to sell shit – becuase that is what they were knowingly doing for years.

    Above quote from HPC website.

    Here endeth the lesson.

  • #104237
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    Well done Keith & Mike. 😀
    As you say Keith, persistence is the only way forward. I really hope your persistence pays off. How long it will take is anyone’s guess though. 🙁

  • #104415
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    Well done Keith & Mike. 😀
    As you say Keith, persistence is the only way forward. I really hope your persistence pays off. How long it will take is anyone’s guess though. 🙁

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