Reply To: Do I really need a lawyer to sell my house?

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Chris Nation
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Two cases in which misrepresentation works in England and Wales. Would they fly in Spain?

1) The boatyard on the Tamar, Devon, at the time I went to book a mooring for my sloop, had been sold, I was told. Contracts exchanged at £650k.

The buyer pulled out. The seller sued for breach of contract. The buyer counter-sued for misrepresentation.

About 5-6 years later the case was awarded to the buyer. Mind you, by then he’d had a heart attack and the seller had had two strokes.

2) The appalling situation I have with my next door neighbour – her dog, actually – the barking, the howling for hours on end but principally the horrendous filthy stink from the fact that the dog is in there 24/7, never taken out. Ever.

An English friend asked me whether the seller of my flat should not have declared a ‘difficult’ neighbour!

Well, it’s the law now in England and Wales but in Spain? When the seller turns out to be the brother of the neighbour?

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry …