A REAL estate company has been ordered to give a couple a refund for a house in Estepona because the views are not as advertised.
An earlier sentence by Malaga Provincial Court was upheld by the Supreme Court, in which a real estate company must annul the sales contract and return the money plus interests, The couple paid €205,368 for the property in October 2003.
The couple claimed the advertising brochure ‘promised’ the property would have views of the mountains, sea and golf courses.
Estepona court initially ruled for the real estate company in 2006, but the couple appealed and the provincial court ruled in their favour in 2007. This was revealed by Spanish news agency EFE which also reports the court considers that the brochure is not merely for promotion and the characteristics it presents should correspond with reality.
It was also taken into account that the house was bought having only seen plans which did not suggest that the information in the brochure was misleading. But company argued that the views were promised from the complex, not from each individual home.