MRI Overseas Property
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Does anyone have updated information on Silver Coast Development by MRI in Portugal. I heard through our solicitor Martinez that the land has been seized and MRI can't sell the plot. Martinez say they are taking a case for the court to sell the plot for those who have joined an action. The action costs 6, 000 euro to join. Can't see why MRI don't communicate with people and let them know what is happening.
Complete pack of lies about Silver Mountain Complex in Bulgaria and a swap offer to Aspen Valley and not delivering.
I have bought 2 apartment on aspen golf in Bansko and feel i have been totally ripped off and messed around over the last 5 years..
I oringally bought on pirin park resort and got moved by mri to silver mountain then aspen heights and now unhappily to aspen golf for a lot more money than i should have paid..
I am thinking of taking legal action against mri and i am looking for help and advice for some lawyers i can trust..Can anyone help?
You can contact me on [protected] or [protected]@hotmail.co.uk Cheers Danny
My wife and I purchased a property in Cyprus (the south side) near Paphos in 2004. The property did not come with titled deeds so I have tried to contact the Lawyer who carried out the conveyancing which MRI Property Services recomended I use turned out to be the same lawyer who was representing the seller! They told me that this would speed things up with the sale and work out less expensive for me.
The problem with doing this sort of transaction is that the lawyer then can not represent you legally in a court of law if you have problems acquiring the title deeds. I have tried to contact this lawyer and she did not return my email.
The problem with this is that not all property comes with title deeds so whether you purchase property in the South or North of Cyprus you need to be very careful especially when choosing Estate Agents like MRI Overseas Property & Lawyers.
This is for the attention of all people who have had problems with MacAnthony Realty International (MRI). The Serious Fraud Squad have been looking into our complaint about this company. I have a meeting at the end of April with one of their senior officers and our MP.
I have also put a complaint into the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. I have got a letter back from them stating that they are looking into the complaint.
I will keep you updated.
My wife and I paid 51, 800 euros for a property In Cabanas, Portugal and been left high and dry( this was in Nov.'06). We were invited to a meeting in toMarch'08, at manchester airport wth that Irish p..., personally and he sat there and told us that unless we invested another 5000 euros in a development on the Silver Coast, Portugal, that we would not recover any of our investment. Didnt hear another word. This was also our life savings. If anyone can give us information that may help my emailis s.[protected]@ntlworld.com
We bought a house off plan in cape verde in 2006 and nothing has come of it since.96, 000 euro gone and that was our life savings. dara mc anthony should give us back our money. they told alot of lies to sell the property.
I too have been totally ripped off by the horrendous company - MRI.
I paid €11350.00 to furnish two studio apartments in Aspen Valley in Bulgaria. After the title deeds were given to me (a year later then promised) I was sent an e-mail demanding an extra 20% for VAT, which works out to €2270. The was money invoiced by and paid to a company calling themselves Global Home Services which is a division of MRI Overseas Property, in fact the sales person, Steven McCann introduced himself as a member of the MRI Completions planning department.
According to art.67, paragraph 2 from the Bulgarian VAT law, when at the moment of agreeing the sale and delivery it is not expressly said that the tax is due separately, it is assumed that it is included in the agreed price. Once the company has charged for goods, unless it has expressly agreed with the client to charge VAT at a later date then under Bulgarian law the price paid is assumed to include VAT. It is also the responsibility of the company to pay the VAT to the state.
There is no legal basis for MRI’s requirement that additional VAT be paid before they will deliver the furniture pack this is nothing more than attempted extortion. In this situation the law expressly states that the supplier cannot make delivery conditional on the payment of additional VAT because VAT has ALREADY BEEN PAID.
The above is Bulgarian law but all European Union countries (including Spain and Ireland) have similar laws.
MRI furniture sent me two e-mails demanding this extra money (which they incorrectly / illegally refer to as VAT). The bank account details they gave in the two separate e-mails are different, the first demanding money paid to a Spanish bank account and the second e-mail demanded the money to be paid to a Irish bank account!
Also they do not give any physical contract details and state that only e-mails can be used to contact them. However they have never responded to any of my e-mails. The telephone numbers given on my invoices and receipts for the furniture do not work.
we have 2 properties in Bulgaria waiting to be finished. fortunately we did not take furniture packages with MRi (although they pestered us for 2 years to take them) we have been told that MRI aftersales, furniture division and all other relevant businessess have been shut down, liquidated whatever you want to call it - obviously so they do not have to pay money back. we were members of lifetime aftersales - which is no more
They are proving very difficult (elusive) to get hold of - so good luck. if you do a bit of digging you will find that there is court action being taken out against MRI - the only issue I have with this or joining this -is that if they have no money or hv changed "holding companies" it coould be a waste of time and money.
Please keep me informed if you get anywhere and I will do likewise
My partner & I bought a studio in the Silver Mountain complex in Bulgaria. The company was MRI and I'd
warn anybody looking to buy overseas property STAY WELL CLEAR!!! They're liars, cheats and out to get as much money out of you as possible.
At Silver Mountain we paid 50% desposit at an outragious amount for a tiny studio!! In January '09 we've been hassled terribly from them saying our complex was completed and demanding the final 50%. Stupidly we also paid for the furniture pack (which we'll never see).
In May time they came to Belfast for a meeting offering us options on how to pay the last amount. We went and agreed with them but did nothing. We received more threatening phone calls etc and heard from them last week.
We went to a meeting in Belfast again and now they have said that Silver Mountain will take thousands of euros to finish (even though they told us it was finished in february!!!) so we have to buy a studio from aspen heights instead! Its our only option as we'll lose all our money and go to court. The guy got heavy when we were leaving as he was looking 1000 euros that night and 7, 000 euros to be paid in one week time. We signed nothing but the man from MRI wasnt amused.
I've got all I need to know and am sick to death with the lot of them!!! Im taking them to court and I WILL GET MY MONEY BACK!!!
Don't give them another penny! I was told MRI was chased from Bulgaria by the Mafia so how on earth will they be able to take anybody to court if they cant enter the country. They're liars and ###!!! Part with no more money!! They've been taking us to court for nearly a year now and nothings happened yet!!! Theyre just using scare tactics which dont work on us anymore xxx
We have paid monies to MRI for a snagging list and deep clean that has never happened in our apartment/condominium situated in Lagos Portugal. Albeit, they passed the money on to whoever was supposed to be doing it...but it is still their responsibility. I have emailed them and the cleaning company on numerous occasions to request a refund as we ended up doing the work ourselves, and surprise surprise, all the contact details I had came bouncing back. Funny how MRI always managed to make contact when they wanted some money. We were asked, nay threatened, that if we did not join their aftersales club, we would not get all these wonderful discounts and back up that they offered. When we did offer to join, we were informed that it no longer existed it was ‘just as cheap to get a taxi from the airport’ etc ourselves...We have had to do everything ourselves, including chasing up solicitors and financial representatives who have both been paid plenty. (on the recommendation of MRI) What was supposed to be a hassle free experience from start to end has been nothing but hard work and perseverance. Promises of info on furniture package suppliers never materialised. When MRI did make contact (long after we had done the cleaning ourselves) their information was so off the mark it was unbelievable. They were telling us dates that contracts were exchanging (which they weren't) pools were going to be ready (which incidentally almost 2 years on are still not started)
We had gone too far to turn back and, luckily enough, with advice from local residents and owners, have gone down our own path and I'm sure if MRI were aware we are ready to accept rentals now, they would be quick off the mark to contact us to appoint them as our agents (as originally advised they would) Goodness knows the pandemonium that would cause!!! I cannot find an email address for Mr MRI himself, but have emailed his wife, who, to date, has not responded. Perhaps if he spent less time worrying about his football teams lack of progress and concentrated more on his overseas property business, a bit of respect may be regained.
Unfortunately, the majority of people including ourselves, have scrimped and saved all our lives for a little bit of luxury or business opportunity, and are in no position to 'fight' the Big Boys, but surely, if enough voices are heard and we have a bit of solidarity, then someone, somewhere, might take notice. Incidentally, we are, at present, as a community in our condominium, fighting against a developer who has gone ahead and done whatever they wanted without consultation, and, as we have all agreed and have majority vote, our voice is being heard and something is now being done. If it wasn’t for this, then we, like a lot of people I see on this forum, would have had no-where to turn to for sensible, accurate and reliable advice. If anyone else has found themselves in a similar situation, please do let us know.
has anyone bought the silver coast beech resort portugal
and then found MRI impossible to get in touch with and
giving many reasons why the project has not started yet
I bought two properties in sunny beach in bulgaria. Since i payed the 40% deposit it has been a nightmare. On the first property i have got no 3 year guaranteed rental and MRI will give me know assistance in renting the property and now seem to have vanished off the face of the planet. My second property was suppose to be a front line beach property but when it came to closing on the property i found it was not where it was suppose to be, so I cancled the purchase of the property and cant get my money back i am now out of pocket €50, 000 i see from the complaints board that alot of people are in the same boat and was wandering has anyone had any luck in getting there money back or what route to take. Thanks.
We paid MRI over 9, 000 euro to install furniture in an apartment we purchased in the Lighthouse Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Despite repeated e-mails and phone calls, to their Marbella office, Spain they have not contacted me to tell me what is happenning. They asked for a VAT payment on the furniture package we had paid for in May 2009. This was duly paid and they said the furniture would be installed within 8 weeks. It is now 5 months since then and we have heard nothing since.
I have recently been to visit my apartment and found out that i could have got a furniture package from another company for less than half of what we paid MRI!
I have informed MRI that I want my money returned or I will start legal proceedings.
I have heard that they have closed the Spanish office and the Bulgarian office. I suspect that their Irish office has been closed although have not been able to confirm this.
Christina and Patrick Dowling
In process of purchasing a property in murcia, Spain.My wife and I went on an inspection trip to Spain with MRI.Pauline Conroy was the sales rep who showed us around, i, m a disabled person, found Pauline very pushy, kept us out all day, in very hot conditions until she got a sale.Our place is now near compleltion and after paying MRI for their future service they are not there anymore.So we are left to sort this out on our own.I have read the complaints web site, and found MRI did this to us.Took our money and give us nothing in return.Beware of MRI and Pauline Conroy.
We were given a hard sell into purchasing a furniture package in Dec 2006 for an apartment in Bansko which we have not been able to complete on due to the mortgages being stopped in Bulgaria during this recession, hence we have not been able to get back the 50% deposit paid for Three Mountains apartments but also MRI have not given us a refund and we have even sourced storage for this furniture pack, but MRI dont reply to emails or our constant phone calls.
Has anyone taken this via a legal route as we would like to get a solicitor involved to try and get our money back.
We purchased a studio appartment in 2007 and paid 50% deposit in total. After being promissed guaranteed finance, we have been told that it is not available and we have to find the money. After a meeting in Leeds 11 days ago, we have been told we can either pay the remainder in full, pay half and then half over three years, or the bank will take our property and MRI will sue us for a further £7, 000 euros. What we want to know is MRI DO NOT have a signed contract from us. We have to proof of payment of our money through HIFX but do not know what todo from here. How do we stand legally?
We invested in Lake View Turkey in April 2007, saying our deposit of 28K euros was safe etc. We took out...
My name is hayley and have signed up and paid for a studio in Romania City Residence. We were contacted on Tuesday Advising us to meet up with the managing director in Cardiff on Thursday (yesturday) we went and were informed that it would not be in our best interest to buy in Romania. They wanted us to terminate our agreement and said that if we wanted to carry on with the development then they would build but the property would not be viable. They will not give us our money back (E, 40, 000) and have offered us another property in Bulgaria called Aspen Suites, but if we want this we ahve to pay a further 6, 000 euro's to hold the property. I have read really bad things about them and don't trust them. Are you aware of anyone else being in this siuation, any advice please. [protected]@hotmail.com