Celia Twigger - November 2011
- Category: Contract Cancellation Testimonials
I cannot say thank you enough to Maria and all the members of her team at Costaluz Lawyers.
My initial investment has been returned something I really did not believe would ever happen.
I bought off-plan - Calas Del Pinar in San Juan de Los Terreros a beautiful place on the coast. The developer was Peinsa. What a nightmare – the development was running late with all sorts of problems. I decided to cancel the contract and advised my solicitor who said it would fine but I would have to wait for six months to get my money back as the developer had cash flow problems.
Well you can guess I waited and waited to be then told they would not be paying back the money but instead urged me to complete. I then employed a spanish solicitor in the UK who initially said that yes he would be able to get the money back as I had a bank guarantee even though it was out of date, as there was a law now to protect off plan buyers. Yes you’ve guessed it that too went pear shaped - he didn’t seem to be getting anywhere despite his earlier promises and a couple of costly visits.
I then saw a posting on the eye of spain forum and promptly contacted Maria de Castro . I faxed over the relevant documents and she said I definitely had a case against the bank and she was very positive about the outcome. I employed her services and the rest is history. I found Maria and her team to be very professional and all my emails were answered within a reasonable time frame. As they worked through the process I was given timelines on each section as they presented the facts to the courts.
Eventually justice prevailed and the bank paid back the money. What a great day, and I say again well done and thank you to everyone who worked on my case at Costaluz Lawyers.