Thank you Drakan and Charlie for your valued advice.
Guess who the estate agent was? ***** estates !
Guess who my original lawyer was? DVA !
I know, I know, hindsight is a wonderfull thing but I had faith in the lawyer who told me that it was normal practice in Spain to make stage payments during the building – You live and learn I guess.
I have since changed my lawyer to one recommended by Mark on this forum.
I will try to apply legal pressure on the developer to recover a refund plus interest.
I’ll post my progress on the forum.