We purchased a re-sale property from a uk couple 6 years ago and we had to pay 3 per cent on top of the asking price with all the other fees. When we asked our solicitor why he said we had to pay this incase the couple did not pay any capital gains tax on the profit they made on the sale. Is this correct? Why did we have to pay this extra tax as the buyer?
IS THERE NO EUROPEAN UNION DEPARTMENT OR OMBUDSMAN THAT CAN TAKE UP THE ISSUE OF UNFAIRLY RETAINED RETENTION MONEY BY THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES. MY WIFE AND I SOLD OUR HOUSE LAST YEAR AT A CONSIDERABLE LOSS, ONLY TO FIND WE HAD TO HAVE 3% DEDUCTED FROM OUR SALES PROCEEDS.
You’ll probably have a greater chance of winning the Euromillions than receiving a rebate. I’ve had a 5% (yes, 5%) retention dating back to 2007 (refer to my post dated 7/8/2103) and my solicitor’s response dated 3/9/2103. The name is real, he’s Palma de Mallorca based and genuine. My claim was a paltry 30.000K euro (5%) and reluctantly written off having wasted 3.000K euros chasing rainbows. Good luck…
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