By Euro Weekly News Media • 25 January 2013 • 10:10
WHEN will Spain enter the 21st century. A neighbour trying for three years to arrange for her finca to be linked to the main power supply now available in her area has been asked to provide original papers for the 200-year-old property! When she pointed out to the power company that she did not have them – hardly surprisingly – and tried instead to supply all papers to hand, including ownership for the last nine years, and land deeds, she was told these were not sufficient. The paper chase that living in Spain involves cannot even be blamed on the 20th century Franco days, for it is more akin to 18th or 19th century life. Sadly, the authorities however only seek paperwork when they want to be awkward. Proof is found when they automatically dip into bank accounts to take monies owed….without providing any documentation to the account holder, nor follow up receipt!
N Hilton, Velez-Malaga (Malaga)
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