Hello Jennings. I have waited over two years now for my 3% retention. I was told by my lawyer that I would get back 2,5000 euros in about 7 months after the sale, as I made a loss on the property.
My lawyer has stopped answering my e-mails. When I called her office last year, her secretary told me it can take 3 years to get the money back. When I called her office last week, the same secretary said it could take 5 years. I don’t know if they are telling the truth, or has my lawyer decided to pocket the money, as she agreed to send it back to me, as I closed all bank accounts when I left.
My lawyer was supposed to send me a refund from the 1000 euros the purchaser’s lawyer took for cancellation of the mortgage, but again, she does not want to answer me, when I’ve asked her for the invoice. I fear the worst. Are you still waiting for your money?