AIFOS refused LFO

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    • #53107
      Anonymous
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      Aifos has been refused a Licence of First Occupation in Torreblanca.

      http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_12119.shtml

    • #74194
      Fuengi (Andrew)
      Participant

      S**t.

      We have a client that trying to sell one up there. As is typical with a few people that have bought some of Aifos’s wonderful, quality products and now just want to be rid of it.

    • #74197
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Sorry Fuengi ❗
      What I don’t understand is if it was completed a year ago, how come this overbuild was allowed to get this far? Are there no inspections by the Town Hall during the construction phase in Spain? Or am I being naieve here and it was all part of the corruption going on?

    • #74198
      Fuengi (Andrew)
      Participant

      Charlie I honestly don’t know. I assume this has been on-going for the last year.
      And at the end of the day its Aifos…

    • #74199
      Anonymous
      Participant

      As Aifos have built ‘more homes than permitted’, I wonder whether this ruling will apply to other developments in the same category. La Reserva is one, & was finished one year ago. Wonder if the LFOs will be refused there on the same grounds of over-build ❓

      Fuengi – I think I remember you pulling out of sales @ LR. Wise decision me thinks.

    • #74200
      Anonymous
      Participant

      The Fuengirola Town Hall has been looking very closely at Torreblanca over the past year or so, but it seems to have been done quietly and behind closed doors. I guess that Aifos have managed to keep things quite (whilst still trying to sell) and on the whole Esperanza Oña isn’t one to release everything to the press until it is “a done deal”.

      Esperanza Oña is a mayor that is either loved or hated. She is probably one of the straightest on the coast – I think she is one of the few (if not the only one) that has not had a single accusation of corruption thrown at her that has stuck for more than a few hours! If she is in any way not straight, she has made a very good job of hiding everything. She is known to be guilty of a certain amount of nepotism but that in itself is not illegal and has always been quite open and transparent, even if certain people have problems with it.

      Maybe Aifos have met their match in Fuengirola and can’t buy the extra licence retrospectively!

    • #74201
      Anonymous
      Participant

      @paulandlyn wrote:

      Esperanza Oña is a mayor that is either loved or hated. She is probably one of the straightest on the coast….

      Can we get her cloned somehow, some way ❗

    • #74202
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Am wondering if the game Aifos played here is of keeping to the original size/footprint of the development, but squeezing in more units by making others smaller than originally planned.
      I know many complaints of purchasers is that their apartment ended up being x-amount of metres smaller than originally agreed/purchased.
      Sound familiar, Goodstich?! 🙁

    • #74204
      Anonymous
      Participant

      charlie

      sounds very familiar!!!!

      our intended site had the very same trick pulled, but has still managed to get an LFO? Two extra blocks were crammed in to the same space, meaning that ours ended up approx 30% smaller than our contract stated. That was bad enough but then Aifos sold our appartment and offered us one approx 45% smaller than contract size and would not hear of any discount!!!. Worse still (if possible) the UK agents and the Spanish lawyer they recomended, still strongly advised us to complete!!!. They said we should in case Aifos went bust, which hasn’t happened despite all the bad publicity against them and the site taking nearly 5 years to complete instead of the 18 months we were told back in 2002!. We soon realised this bad advice was just to get their commision and had nothing to do with the right decission for us. Probably as a result of too many appartments being built, they also only built 1 pool instead of two promised, and now some people are being told they can’t use the pool as it’s not big enough for all the appartments and they must club together to buy another pool……..good eh?. Our case for breach of contract goes on…….and on……..and on.

      We have such a strong case, with the support of those on this site and a good legal team we will see this through to a fair conclusion however long it takes. How much more evidence is needed against this company????????

    • #74205
      Inez
      Participant

      I wonder if they are going to get an LFO for Cortijo de Torreblanca? Luckily I have nothing in Terrazas but 2 in Cortijo to sell for clients! 😯

    • #74206
      katy
      Blocked

      Don’t think many Town Halls will look very favourably on AIFOS since they were implicated in the Malaya case and the brown envelopes stopped. I am sure they weren’t just paying marbella 🙄

    • #74295
      Anonymous
      Participant

      They have been getting away with it a very long time now, they have greased many hands and as Goodstich says despite all the bad publicity about them it has not stopped them. The situation of them building too many apartments and ending up with some apartments having no licence.
      same thing happened us!
      also they are in the habit of selling the potential client a dream only to find
      it has turned into a legal nightmare. The development we were to complete on also had 2 pools in the plans but only 1 pool in the end product and they even had the cheek to say when confronted that it was their right to change any plans and that anyway most people would go to the beach to swim, can you believe it! I hope at last they have met their match although my sympathy lies with the people who like myself have handed over money to them.

    • #74495
      Anonymous
      Participant

      They have been getting away with it a very long time now, they have greased many hands and as Goodstich says despite all the bad publicity about them it has not stopped them. The situation of them building too many apartments and ending up with some apartments having no licence.
      same thing happened us!
      also they are in the habit of selling the potential client a dream only to find
      it has turned into a legal nightmare. The development we were to complete on also had 2 pools in the plans but only 1 pool in the end product and they even had the cheek to say when confronted that it was their right to change any plans and that anyway most people would go to the beach to swim, can you believe it! I hope at last they have met their match although my sympathy lies with the people who like myself have handed over money to them.

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