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Old 3rd Jan 2014, 11:44
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Hussar 54
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Hyeres, France
Posts: 1
Not quite the same, but...

The brother-in-law of my brother-in-law, German, three years ago bought a building plot on a proposed development about 45 kms north of Estepona....Paid about 200k, I think....

The land was actually sold to him by the local town council, and on the day of purchase the legal documents were signed by the mayor and two other council members before being handed over to him....So no problem of legal ownership and construction licenses, etc....

Just that since then, the town council have refused to pay for the urbanisation to be connected to the local water supply as agreed in the sale document, arguing that they now have no money to pay for the approx. 3 kms of water and sewerage pipes....

Catch 22 situation....No other plots sold, council doesn't get the income to do the necessary construction work....No water or sewerage connecction, no more buyers....

Result is that he and the only other buyer have worthless buiding plots ( other potential buyers obviously scared off ) or pay the approx. 600k for the connection themselves....

Last edited by Hussar 54; 3rd Jan 2014 at 12:13. Reason: Italics.....One brother-in-law too few....
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