help Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion › help This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Anonymous 12 years, 2 months ago. Author Posts July 22, 2007 at 9:03 pm #53249 AnonymousParticipant Hi I came to Spain in 2004, and viewed several properties with my friend, who lived here with a view to purchasing. Towards the end of my holiday, I went to view a new build property, and wanted to buy it, the building contract at that time was in the name of my friend, who explained it would be soon completed. When I went back to the UK, I placed a small deposit on the property. Because I was dealing with my friend, we never had a formal contract in place, and agreed the cost of the property and terms verbally. Due to it taking much longer to sell my property in the UK, I was unable to pay the balance of the agreed cost until July of 2005 I moved into the property of July of 2005, and am currently living there, the property is free of all charges, and I am living there peacefully. My problem is that my friend and I have never been to the notary to complete the sale officially, and now she is refusing to do so, saying I have failed to make all the payments agreed Since I do not have any contract, or proof of our agreement, is there anything I can do? I do have proof that the payments were made, as they were made by bank transfer, but there was never any note against the transfers with regard to the property being purchased. I was unaware that there was a problem with the escritura not being in my name, until I went to file my taxes, when the gestor asked me for a copy of my escritura The vendor and I are no longer friends, and she has since moved to the UK Is there any recourse I can take legally? I have no witnesses to our agreement, and no form of paperwork to prove the payments were even for the property I am now living in. With hindsight, I realise this was a very foolish thing to do, but I could never have imagined a dear friend could do this to me Regards Author Posts The forum ‘Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.