British expat leaving Spain claims he was ‘ripped off’ – ‘be careful what you are buying’

“I personally put an 8,000 euro (£6,680) deposit down on an apartment and the estate agent did a runner with my cash.

“God knows where they are now but I won’t stop looking until I find them.”

He said: “Other common expat stories are ones such as being sold a property that was actually illegal, didn’t have planning permissions etc.

“When I go back to the UK I notice sales and discounts. When I go shopping in Spain, I don’t see shops dropping their prices.

“I don’t see special offers, I don’t see much evidence of competition between retailers. In my local supermarket when food goes out of date, they don’t slash the price, instead it stays on the shelf and so you have to be careful what you’re buying.”


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