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Old Feb 11th 2011, 1:01 pm
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...to-return.html
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Old Feb 11th 2011, 1:12 pm
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Sheer desperation or what
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Old Feb 11th 2011, 2:03 pm
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It seems that 74% of expats in Spain want to move back to the UK, in the same report.

I would think that is a very high figure, I know of some that want to return, but 74% does seem impossible.
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It does seem high. Maybe they only asked about 10 people who have for sale signs up
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Sheer desperation or what

But should Brits now support them, after having houses demolished and the rest of the hastle some have had, now he has said that?
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Originally Posted by anonimouse
But should Brits now support them, after having houses demolished and the rest of the hastle some have had, now he has said that?
Cmon, you think Brits give a sh*t about supporting Spain as a country

That has nothing to do with why they move here
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Cmon, you think Brits give a sh*t about supporting Spain as a country

That has nothing to do with why they move here
Well, the way some on here speak of Spain, it would be interesting to see their views.
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.. and for appeal read... "Begs"
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Originally Posted by anonimouse
Well, the way some on here speak of Spain, it would be interesting to see their views.
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I see we are assured that we can trust the government.

How reassuring.

Or it would be if the words 'Trust me' weren't known as 'Business Foreplay.'

The Spanish government has got to go some before British buyers will flock back, no matter how good the prices. If they cleared up the confusion, ensured that buyers screwed over by bent government were properly compensated, and could give a simple system to give cast iron guarntees to buyers, then things might change. Looking at the unfinished properties here, I'm in agreement with the comment that Spain just built too many houses.
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Originally Posted by bil
I see we are assured that we can trust the government.

How reassuring.

Or it would be if the words 'Trust me' weren't known as 'Business Foreplay.'

The Spanish government has got to go some before British buyers will flock back, no matter how good the prices. If they cleared up the confusion, ensured that buyers screwed over by bent government were properly compensated, and could give a simple system to give cast iron guarntees to buyers, then things might change. Looking at the unfinished properties here, I'm in agreement with the comment that Spain just built too many houses.
I agree they do have a long way to go to regain the confidence of British buyers, if indeed they can ever achieve that again.
Not only can the government not be trusted, it's a very brave or perhaps foolish person who even trusts the lawyers here.
I'm sure it's only in Spain that a lawyer after telling you it's illegal... then tells you they will "do black money" if you want them to, an offer we quickly declined.
Is it any wonder the country is in such a financial mess, when so much corruption is rife in professions where you wouldn't expect it?
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Who cares. If you want to buy in Spain, buy. If you don't don't but people who live in spain seem to give it a good ribbing. If you don't like it. Leave. That's what I think anyway.
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Originally Posted by Lushdaddy
Who cares. If you want to buy in Spain, buy. If you don't don't but people who live in spain seem to give it a good ribbing. If you don't like it. Leave. That's what I think anyway.
I'm sure we are all comforted by those few words of wisdom!
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Originally Posted by megmet
I'm sure we are all comforted by those few words of wisdom!
You don't need to feel comforted at all. In fact you don't need to read them.
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Originally Posted by megmet
I agree they do have a long way to go to regain the confidence of British buyers, if indeed they can ever achieve that again.
Not only can the government not be trusted, it's a very brave or perhaps foolish person who even trusts the lawyers here.
I'm sure it's only in Spain that a lawyer after telling you it's illegal... then tells you they will "do black money" if you want them to, an offer we quickly declined.
Is it any wonder the country is in such a financial mess, when so much corruption is rife in professions where you wouldn't expect it?

The point about the lawyers is very relevent one.

I have never come out the loser when dealing with any lawyer in Spain or the UK.
But I am sure if a lawyer in the UK was so "incompetent or other" that a client ended up with an illegal build, after going though the process of buying a property, then the lawyer or his malpractice insurance would pay up the compensation.
The arguement being that the solicitor/lawyer involed did not do his job properly and it would be a clear case of dereliction of duty.

TBH and it pains me to say so, they lawyers in Spain dont give a monkeys, as nothing seems to happen to them even after repeated offences.
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