My father in law resides in Malaga. He has lived in the house for 19
years. He has sold his house for 22 million pesetas. His lawyer who is
acting on behalf of both the buyer and seller has found that a lien or
charge is outstanding on the house from over 25 years ago. His lawyer has advised that he cannot transfer the sale proceeds until the situation is resolved.
However in the meantime he has moved out of the house and the new
residents moved in.
- Will he become liable for this loan?
- Can it be claimed that the lawyer who acted on behalf of the original purchase 19 years ago was negligent?
- Should the current lawyer have allowed the transaction to take place and the new owners to move in?
Thanks for your reply and advice