"First" agency fined under D/218 law Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion › "First" agency fined under D/218 law This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Anonymous 10 years, 9 months ago. Author Posts April 1, 2008 at 4:34 pm #53825 AnonymousParticipant Duchy Estates based in the costa del sol has been fined “thousands of euros” for being in breach of Decree 218. Duchy Estates was found to have breached two sections of the decree, 1) “Documento Informativo Abreviado” (DIA); and a Ficha Informativa (FI) – similar to the Home Information Packs (HIPS). Both documents must be ready to produce to a prospective buyer that enters any estate agency in Andalucia – even if the person is simply enquiring about the property. The MD of Duchy Estate said that he was unaware of this requirement and that he has warned some 600 other agents. Slowly, slowly catchy monkey, but one day I am sure Spain will have the same (or better) protection for their purchasers that the UK consumer has benefited from since the 1979 Estate Agencies Act. AP Author Posts The forum ‘Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.