Some good news at last from AIPP

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    • #54196
      angie
      Blocked

      8)
      Straight from the horse’s mouth, Paul Owen of AIPP has emailed me to say that Ocean Estates are NO LONGER members of AIPP, love to know the reason!

      Previous topic on Ocean has been deleted I think, however it’s good news for the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. 8)

    • #85345
      Anonymous
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      What a pity OE are even in existence! Having said that, even if the company name goes, the people that worked for them are still free to go elsewhere with their well worn sharp practices and wreak havoc on peoples lives in the property market.

    • #85349
      angie
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      Claire, they seem to be hanging on by their finger nails according to someone who has good inside knowledge, but haven’t paid their remaining staff again for over 2 months I’m told.

      As you say, some will, and actually have re-invented themselves under diiferent named companies, and some staff have gone to other estate agents, whilst others are apparently trying to sue them for unpaid wages/commissions.

    • #85350
      Anonymous
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      @angie wrote:

      ….whilst others are apparently trying to sue them for unpaid wages/commissions.

      Ha! now they’ll know what it’s like to be ripped off by this company. They will be wasting their time and money suing them, with the state of the justice system in Spain… oops! sorry…there is no “justice” in Spanish Courts of Law. 😈

    • #85351
      angie
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      It would be great if there was a real name and shame site to not only name the companies who blatantly deceived purchasers, but also individuals who just go on to other companies doing the same rip-offs.

      Claire, wonder what happened to that weasel R.C., now he should be on that list along with his masters? Quote R.C. and many others who worked there : ‘you must buy here, I’ve bought umpteen myself’, ‘the Directors have all bought several’, ‘you cannot lose’, ‘it’s a no-brainer’, ‘we cherrypick the best plot for you’, ‘it will be worth double by the time it’s built’, ‘this developer wants some of the purchase price as ‘B’ money, but that’s the norm in Spain, so don’t worry’.

      And, those dodgy lawyers they recommended should all be on the list too.

      That’s better 😉

    • #85361
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      @Claire wrote:

      @angie wrote:

      ….whilst others are apparently trying to sue them for unpaid wages/commissions.

      Ha! now they’ll know what it’s like to be ripped off by this company. They will be wasting their time and money suing them, with the state of the justice system in Spain… oops! sorry…there is no “justice” in Spanish Courts of Law. 😈

      i don’t know.
      a big ‘foreign’ agency’ recently tried to get out of paying commissions owed to their lister. Unfortunately for them she was spanish a knows the system. Within short notice she got all monies owed to her.

    • #85365
      Anonymous
      Participant

      She was Spanish, that’s why she got her money. They clearly don’t s*** on their own folk.

    • #85368
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      @Claire wrote:

      She was Spanish, that’s why she got her money. They clearly don’t s*** on their own folk.

      could be.
      there is also the fact that most brits i’ve met who have worked in real estate down here are in the unenviable position of
      not speaking the language
      not being set up as autonomo
      don’t know their rights

      whereas as the spanish + other nationalities seem to be reverse. Gross generalization i know but seems to apply to most that i’ve met.

      The only brit i know who got his money had all his paperwork in order and pretty much camped in their office till he got his money. Had it all by the end of the working day.

      I also remember a few years back a few agents/staff protesting outside a very popular agency (sarcasm), who were dispersed by the manager of the office threatening to call the police. They did’nt know that the right to protest meant that no-one could touch them, as long as they did not block the entrances nor threatened anyone.

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