Well I've just got back to the UK after a brief 3 day visit to Spain. Bought a house sorted kids school. We move early July. Soooo much to do!
whenever you hear of anything going wrong (illegal build/escritura problems etc. etc.) it's almost always involves an abogado recommended by the agent
I would totally agree with thatTo be honest, with property prices in Spain dropping and dropping now is not a great time to buy, go move and rent and wait a year or two till things bottom out. Buy now and the chances of you selling it in the near future should your circumstances change are slim and you will more than likely take a loss.
The 'amazing' deal he got you could have been found by you if you went and spent time looking around. There are hundreds of thousands of empty properties in Spain, they can't sell them so prices are still in free fall.
I'm really pleased for you and probably a tad jealous. Altho I wouldnt have bought, I certainly would love to live in Spain full time and "forever". The one thing you shouldnt ever do is use the legal company provided by the estate agents - its just not done and any good agent would know that they shouldnt. House buying, solicitors, notaries whatever are nothing like the UK. I wont say that they're not as honest, but........ lets just say they know who their friends are