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Old 3rd Jan 2014, 05:39
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Originally Posted by BenThere View Post
I read also of sparks of life in the Spanish real estate market, where bargain hunters are scooping up Costa del Sol properties at distressed prices.
I saw an article last year about a website that had been set up by the Spanish government listing all the properties for sale in the country.

What the site failed to mention was that many of them had been built illegally due to corrupt mayors, lawyers and developers and that unwary buyers could end up buying a house that would eventually have to be demolished.

There have been stories in the UK press about people being evicted and houses they bought torn down, through no fault of their own.
Has this same fate occurred to other nationalities such as the Dutch, Germans, Scandinavians etc. who have invested heavily on the Costas?
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