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Claiming money back if you put a deposit on more than one property

I have recently been asked whether you can claim you deposit money back under Ley 57/68 if you had put deposits on multiple properties. The person asking had seen there are now successful cases but had been told he was not able to make a claim due to the number of deposits he had placed on … Continue reading Claiming money back if you put a deposit on more than one property

Vast Variations in Legal Fees Charged for Spanish Off Plan Deposit Recovery Work

The fees that the various lawyers charge in Spain are not all equal, far from it! These vary considerably. I should know because I have had many approach me. Not only to the amount of fees but the details behind the fees. Well there will be the 'headline' percentage that they will take if successful, and there … Continue reading Vast Variations in Legal Fees Charged for Spanish Off Plan Deposit Recovery Work

“Favourable” Exchange Rate Increases Off Plan Deposit Money Returned in GBP

If you were 'lucky' enough to pay your deposit by converting Pounds to Euros then you are in for a pleasant surprise when your money does come back. With the exchange rate now being much loser to parity than it was, you will get more pounds back for each Euro. I appreciate this does not … Continue reading “Favourable” Exchange Rate Increases Off Plan Deposit Money Returned in GBP

Don’t Forget the Interest Payment on Your Off Plan Deposit Money!

I was in touch with one person who was very happy to report to me that he had used some lawyers he had been with for a while and had managed to get his deposit money back. However, when the lawyer had taken their cut for the success he was left with much less than … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Interest Payment on Your Off Plan Deposit Money!

UK Agency Disaster for Claiming Spanish Property Deposit Back

I was contacted by a UK agency claiming to be able to get my lost deposit money back. I said that I also represented a group of others involved in the same development. The person I was speaking to was the managing director of the company. I went to see her. She was very confident … Continue reading UK Agency Disaster for Claiming Spanish Property Deposit Back

There is NOW renewed hope to get your Spanish off-plan deposit money back!

When I first started in 2010, this was to chase a deposit I had made way back in 2004, there was little hope to be honest. There was a law that said the banks and developers were responsible and should return our money if the property was not built, but not many cases had enforced … Continue reading There is NOW renewed hope to get your Spanish off-plan deposit money back!