I'm allergic to those damn registration forms and also terminally lazy2 years of lurking!!
Was it so scary on here that you didn't want to join?
Hope you'll find being able to post much more fun than skulking around in the background.
Perhaps it depends on which Community of Spain you live in but some friends of mine in Andalucia applied for a VPO property and were offered one, and neither of them were Spanish nationals.Yes, they are for local Spanish only here. This explains it, but it's in Spanish.
Vivienda de Protección Oficial - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
They've also tightened up on selling , now it's at least 10 years before you can sell without repaying discounts.
This was for one of those blocks smack-bang on the border with Gib. It was a large place, very cheap with parking (which is important near the border). However, its sold...Perhaps it depends on which Community of Spain you live in but some friends of mine in Andalucia applied for a VPO property and were offered one, and neither of them were Spanish nationals.
They turned it down because that particular housing scheme wasnt actually as cheap as they had expected, not much below market prices really, and they had a lot of doubts about the whole thing.
If you're not a Spanish national then you can't legally own one.Hi, I seem to remember that there's a name for the ex-council properties in spain. Also seem to remember that there are some laws related to their purchase. Can anyone help and point me in the right direction?
But if it's an EX VPO, you can I think.If you're not a Spanish national then you can't legally own one.
Tallbob on here bought one on here unknowingly and ended up in court with his solicitor and agent as he found he was unable to register the property in his name
But if it's an EX VPO, you can I think.
Mine is, jointly owned with OH
What ever, sounds like a horrible situation to find yourself in.Im not sure of the intricacies of it all ... he was a Brit Spanish resident, and went to court over it. First off the court found against him and ruled he had lost his money and title. He appealed I believe and it was found for him .... however last I heard he was still awaiting the money from the original seller!!!
I don't know Jojo, but I don't think so because the VPO thing didn't come up at all in the sale. I mean, it was mentioned as a by the by, but it had been declassified as a vpo property a few years previously and just didn't have anything to do with the sale.But could that be because you're married to a Spanish national??
Well I didnt want to raise the issue of blame, but I would have thought a good solicitor would have told him that he couldnt buy it. However the solicitor refused to turn up in court, the agent denied all knowledge and the seller denied ever having taken money from himWhat ever, sounds like a horrible situation to find yourself in.
I'm not trying to point the finger of blame, but was the problem that he (Tallbob) didn't look at the paperwork enough or that the seller was trying to pull a fast one...??