Now things have changed in Tenerife, you cant bowl up to the notaria with a sack of cash anymore, well not all of it .
So the bank want proof of income and the notaria wants proof of payment ie a cheque for the declared amount,
When i got to the complex i made a bee line for the local gossip, 1 the security guy and 2 the lifeguard, not 12 hours later the local scally letting agent collard me, suddenly he was very nice to me, i smelt a rat, sure enough he explained that if he bought the garage before it was in my name i would save on the purchase tax and fee's, and he can speed the process up because he has friends in high places, come to my office said the spider to the fly, bring your NIE and passport and see if you can get a copy of the escitura, I had the escopia simple so all was well, he needed the numbers from it, now the guy selling the gaff was a financial advisor to the owner and control freak as big as they come, I forgot to tell him the plan until all sat round the table in the notari, it was on a need to know basis and i thought its feck all to do with him, plus i had the guys friend as my side kick and he hated this financial advisor, so what could possibly go wrong, all seated and we kicked off, then i introduced the garage purchaser, and the finance guy said whoa this is not in the contract, i piped up the object of the exercise is to get the old kid his money and today thats what will happen, he says i'm a bit surprised that you are even dealing with this guy after what i have heard about him,
I said sometimes one has to swim with sharks to achieve what we all want out of this deal, the old kid who was like the indian out of one flew over the cuckoo's nest and never said a world, leant over and grabbed my arm and said good boy deal done,
Big savings all round and the financial advisor looked like he had just been run over, a moment to treasure for me and his friend, .
More on the refurb later, It was frustrating but what a laugh with my new spanish friend, who i made project manager, may aswell put a child in charge