Very remiss of me not to have followed up my previous post. In May I posted for help in getting my bank guarantee from a developer who consistantly ignored my, and my lawyers, repeated requests. Following from the advice I received, particularly from Maria, I pressed my lawyers for some positive action. To their great credit they undertook to sue the developer for breach of contract at their own cost. My costs being to travel to Almeria to see the Notary. After a very stroppy letter to the developers explaining our intentions, my lawyers received a call and a promise to provide a guarantee. lo and Behold, three days later it appeared.
The support I felt I received from the people on this site gave me the confidence to go all out to get what I needed.
(Its always the squeaky wheel that gets the most oil)