Our Clients Testimonials

MR AND MRS PARSON – ALMANZORA COUNTY CLUB

Dear Pilar,

I am writing this to express our satisfaction and deepest gratitude for using the services of Alonso & Haro Solicitors.

We were victims of a property purchase in Spain in 2008 that never completed and after making stage payments for the amount of half of the property the company went into liquidation and left us with nothing.

After failed attempts by two other legal solicitors to recover our money we had resigned ourselves to the fact that the money was gone and lost for good.

I received a phone call and email from the UK representative of Alonso & Haro offering their services to recover our money, and was told that there had been changes in the Spanish law system that could improve the changes of recovering our money back. We were very cautious regarding this initially as up to this time we had spent a considerable amount of time and money with other solicitors in efforts to recover our money which had been to no avail.

Alonso & Haro offered us a package and solution that we duly considered and decided to give it one last go at recovering our money through the Spanish courts.

The team at Alonso & Haro acted in a very professional manner and kept in contact throughout the process of attempting to recover our money, during this time we were kept fully up to date with the current situation regarding our claim and we are very pleased to say that in November 2017 we received all our outstanding money back that Alonso Haro had won back through the Spanish courts.

We cannot thank Pilar and Carlos the team at Alonso & Haro and Meoro Aviles Abogados highly enough for their persistence in recovering our money, this has drawn what we thought was a complete loss situation into something that we can now celebrate as after almost 10 years we have all our money back. We would not hesitate to recommend your services for anybody who was in the same situation as us regarding lost deposits and stage payments for failed property deals in Spain.

Thanks again for what you have achieved for us we will be forever in your debt for bringing this matter to a satisfactory conclusion for all parties concerned.

Yours sincerely,

David & Julie Parsons
Dartford, Kent, England


MR TOPLIS – SAN JOSE – BANK GUARANTEE RELEASED – SGR- AUGUST 2017

Dear Pilar,

I signed the contract for €42,000 deposit in 2004. In 2006 the builders were in difficulties and I walked away from the completion and forfeited my deposit – or so I thought!

I tried to get my money back for about three years before accepting that I wouldn’t.

In February 2015, Paul Armstrong telephoned me to say that I had a good chance of getting my deposit back. I signed the contact with Alonso Haro and Pilar took over.

She kept me up to date and in August 2017 SGR finally paid and the money was in my account. (Thanks to the exchange rate I I got about £5,000 more than I paid!)

So, thank you Pilar for a lovely birthday present.

Derek Topliss


MR AND MRS WOOD – SAN JOSE INVERSIONES – NO BANK GUARANTEE

Dear Pilar / Marta and Team.

Firstly a big thank you , to all you have done for re claiming our funds from Spain.

After all these years of trying with different solicitors without success, you have given us hope in the Spanish judicial system.

During the process with your company, communication was essential to us and we did appreciate your timely updates. We found your professionalism and commitment excellent.

Finally we wish you all well for the future and continue the good work for all your clients

Regards

Chris & Elaine Wood.


MR O FOGHLÚ – ALMANZORA COUNTY CLUB – NON BANK GUARANTEE

Like so many people in Ireland, I had given up in ever seeing my money back from the dreaded Huma Nightmare that unfolded in Spain.
I was contacted by Pilar and her team and I am delighted to say that I received my deposit money back from the Bank I paid it too.
Without any doubt I can recommend the services of Pilar and I am forever grateful for all her hard work in the pursuance of my money.


MS. MORWEN PHILLIPS – ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB – HUMA – NO BANK GUARANTEE INVOLVED

Dear Pilar

I can confirm that I have received money back via global exchange into my bank account. I am forever grateful as without you this would not have materialised. I had once given up hope of ever getting my money back . Thank you so much for you and your team for your hard work and perseverance.

Best Regards, Morwen Phillips.


Mr & Mrs HUGHES – HERRADA DEL TOLLO – NO BANK GUARANTEE

I am sincerely grateful to Pilar, Carlos and her team for being successful in getting my deposit refunded.

It had been 10 years since I had paid my deposit to the developer “Herrada Del Tollo” for a house at the Santa Ana Del Monte development and I honestly thought all was lost.

I made contact with Pilar who studied my documents and informed me that I had a good chance of success and so we agreed on the terms of no win no fee or in the case of winning Pilar would keep the interest that my money accumulated. I had nothing to lose so I signed full Power of Attorney over to Pilar and let her get on with it.

Less than a year later and my full deposit was in my account.

Pilar and her team kept me fully informed during the process and I can’t thank them enough for achieving what I thought was impossible.


Mr and Mrs Peccolo – HERRADA DEL TOLLO – NO BANK GUARANTEE

Dear Pilar : Please accept our thanks for securing the monies we paid regarding the development listed above. We had begun to lose hope that we would not get our money back having appointed other lawyers over the years with no significant progress.

Your professional, friendly and positive attitude during our initial discussion was very reassuring. The accuracy and honesty of your explanation of the options, costs and possible outcomes were very much appreciated. This along with the regular, clear communication throughout made the whole process stress free.

We could not have hoped for a better outcome of receiving all the monies we were owed. With this and the above in mind we would have no hesitation in recommending Alonso Haro Solicitors to anyone else.

Thanks again for your efforts on our behalf.

Yours faithfully
Angelo and Josie Peccolo


DR & Mrs R WARD – ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB (HUMA) – NO BANK GUARANTEE

Pilar and Carlos have helped my wife and I enormously. We had given up all hope of ever getting our deposit money back from Spain, without
a bank guarantee.

She persevered and kept us informed giving clear direction and instructions of what we were required to do. Eventually all our money was returned.
We can’t thank Pilar and Carlos enough and we are very grateful.


NEIL RYDER – SAN JOSE INVESIONES

When we were originally approached by a member of Pilar’s team we were extremely sceptical about their intentions and motives. We had heard a lot about this kind of unsolicited approach and were very wary. But at the end of the day, we were no nearer to seeing the return of our capital so what had we got to lose?

We supplied Pilar with all of the relevant documentation and we agreed the terms of our instruction – we would get our capital back, Pilar’s firm would take the interest as their fee.

Pilar has worked diligently for us in handling our case. She has always been honest and helpful and kept us informed.

Now we had to provide Pilar with a Power of Attorney giving her permission to act on our behalf. The Notary Public we used in the UK to prepare the document was very much against us proceeding – telling us that no good would come of it! He even insisted that we restrict the powers so that Pilar had no ability to transfer funds.

The case was successful and Pilar secured our capital and the interest. However, because she had no power to transfer funds we had to provide a new Power of Attorney giving her the ability to transfer funds. We went back to the Notary to prepare a new document – he was amazed to see the Court Warrant. “I have never seen one of these before and I don’t know of anyone who has every recovered their funds”

Thanks Pilar – you did a great job for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others who find themselves in the same position as we were.


Kevin McHale – ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB – HUMA MEDITERRANEA

My wife and I spent many years trying to get back money that had been stolen from us by a Spanish bank and builder.

Having paid thousands of euros to three solicitors and a barrister they, in my opinion, let us down badly, no money back.

We won the court case and the judge never even mentioned our name. Again no money. My opinion of the Spanish legal system could not have been lower.

Out of the blue Pilar Alonso rang me and promised she would get my money back. I told Pilar that I had heard it all before and that l didn’t believe her.

I took some convincing but agreed to let her act on my behalf.

I said that unless she got my money back, l would not pay one cent. Pilar promised she would and she did. She got it all back.

I’m still not sure my faith in the Spanish legal system has been restored fully but I do trust Pilar and her colleagues.

They have achieved what we never thought was possible.


SUSAN WRIGHT – ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB ( HUMA )

I have never reviewed a website before or indeed anything but felt compelled to do so this time as to how impressed I have been with pilar Alonso and Carlos Meoro team. When Pilar first approached me in reclaiming the money we had paid into an off plan property and I was skeptical as we had previously employed another lawyer to try to claim back our money who we realised down the line was behaving unlawfully.

However after several conversations with Pilar I put my trust in her and her team. Last year she reclaimed our money where we had a bank guarantee and last week she reclaimed the money we paid where we didn’t receive back a guarantee. We have now received all the money back we paid out for the off plan property and are absolutely delighted. I was also impressed with Pilar’s communication as she always returned answers to any questions we asked.

Susan Wright


MR and MRS SHOUTHAM – ALMANZORA COUNTY CLUB – HUMA MEDITERRANEO

After 11 years and two court wins against HUMA, we where told by the solicitors that we had that you have won but sorry you have got no chance of getting any money back. We pulled ourself’s together and we tried very hard not to talk about it as we thought it had gone,and our dreams and savings with it.

When we got a letter from ALONSO HARO SOLICITORS (MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS), we thought this was a scam. I was not at all interested and 3 weeks went by, then my wife said that we didn’t have nothing to lose as we have all ready said the money was gone. So I started to investigate AH Solicitors what I found out we said that we would get in touch with Pilar Alonso. We decided to give it a go but no money would change hands as we had already lost money. It was very tense all the bad memories came flooding back.

It took 2 years but we have got all out money back less the interest that we agreed with Pilar. The money was paid through Global exchange straight in to our bank account.

Thank you to Pilar and Carlos and all the team AH Solicitors

Mr and Mrs Southam


Elford DOUGLAS – SAN JOSE INVERSIONES

I investing in an off plan property in Spain back in 2005. Unfortunately, a dispute between the land developer and the local council led to lengthy delays and then in 2007 the global financial down turn hit. The land developer went bust and more than £30000 was gone.

I came across Pilar Alonso and her legal firm in 2014 and they made the best offer I had received in helping me to get my money back from the bank that had provided the original guarantee. After two years of waiting I finally got my money back 11 years later.

I can’t thank Pilar and Carlos Meoro enough for the excellent work they did to represent me. The deal I reached with Pilar and her firm was they would keep the interest on my investment. I would recommend Pilar and her firm to anyone who was in the situation I found myself in. They will get your money back.

Thank you Pilar


JOHN AND PATRICIA HICK ( ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB) – HUMA MEDITERRANEO

After 12 years of anger, stress and plenty of tears and disbelief you have relieved us of all those feelings, we thank you so much for all the work you did in the recovery of our money.

We would recommend anyone in the same position as us, to contact you, professional, honest and extremely patient with us and our frustrations.

We thank you and your team for everything.

You achieved what we believed to be unachievable in such a relatively short period of time.


Clive and Cheryl Taylor Calasparra ( ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB)

We would like to thank the staff at A.H.SOLICITORS and MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS especially Pilar, Paul and Carlos in retrieving our bank guarantees which we thought we would never get back after the failure of Almanzora country club to be built.

They were very professional in their work And kept us informed as the case progressed. We will definitely be recommending their company to other people.

Forever grateful.


Toni Marzano – HUMA MEDITERRANEO

I would like to thank you very much for your time and effort in obtaining the money back to me it has been 11years in waiting..

Really appreciate what you have achieved not just for myself but for others who were in the same situation as myself..

Just hope others out there will get their money back as well as there are a lot of people who are owed money.. Keep the good work up…

So once again Thank you…


MR and MRS BURNHAM – SAN JOSE INVESTORS – BANK GUARANTEED

Dear Pilar, Carlos and Paul,

I would like to express our sincere thanks for all of you hard work and effort in claiming back our bank guarantee. The funds arrived in our account safely this week. You all have restored our faith in the Spanish system, we were a point of despair before you made contact. You have carried out the whole exercise with the upmost professionalism, keeping us updated every step of the way. You managed to achieve results in a few months, compared to what others couldn’t achieve in many years. Too many years too mention.

We can’t thank you enough, but thank you. Our very best wishes and thanks.


DAVID AND SUSAN ORME- ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

We are one of the many couples that invested in the ill-fated Almanzora Country Park. We fought for a long time to retrieve the money that we had invested in a property. We won our original case in the Spanish courts but were still left empty handed and did not get back any of our investment. We had resolved ourselves to the fact that we would never see any of our money again.

We were then approached by PILAR ALONSO and her colleagues at ALONSO& HARO SOLICITORS – MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS with an opportunity to claim back our original deposits that had been lodged with a Spanish bank. We were sceptical and initially reluctant to accept their offer. However after speaking with them and realising that we had all to gain and very little else to lose we accepted their offer to work on our behalves and fight against the bank.

We are now in a position where we have received into our bank account our original deposits on the property. We cannot thank Pilar and her colleagues enough for the efforts they have made on our behalves and I would strongly recommend that anyone who is in a similar position to ourselves, to listen very carefully to the proposal being offered to them. I am glad that we did.

Pilar, I would also like to say a very big thank you for you work in securing us our deposits back, you will not know the difference this has made to our lives and I can tell you that we are eternally grateful to you.


Mr. & Mrs. Rayner – ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB ( HUMA ) – BANK GUARANTEE RELEASED

“Like lots of other people, my husband and I lost a large sum of money from our intended purchase of a villa on the Almanzora Country Club site, which was not covered by a bank guarantee. Ten years later we had given up trying to recover this loss until, Alonso & Haro Solicitors S.L and MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS contacted us my letter explaining that they had been successful in recovering these funds for other clients and would like to act on our behalf. We were of course very cautious about this as you hear of unscrupulous people/organisations trying to access information, funds, etc. However, through visiting some websites and researching the company, as much as possible, we decided that we didn’t have anything to lose by allowing Pilar Alonso and her team to act on our behalf.

In order for them to do this, we were advised that we were required to acquire a Power of Attorney to allow these Solicitors to act on our behalf, which we did. A few months later, we now have a substantial part of the funds refunded to our bank account, without the case having to go to court and, the small amount outstanding, should be recovered in the future via a separate case. The Alonso and Haro jointly with MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS team have been emailing and phoning my husband and I throughout the process and we are extremely grateful to them for acting on our behalf. They work in a very professional but personal and friendly manner and are very good in explaining the process.

I would certainly recommend this company of solicitors if you have lost money through similar circumstances.


MR DAVID TUNE AND MRS CAROLE BISHOP- SAN JOSE INVERSIONES- BANK GUARANTEE RELEASED

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for what you have done for us,and sorry for being so unbelieving of your offer to do it. We had been let down so many times by everyone from the original purchase to the last spanish solicitors who said they could get our deposit returned. We would heartily recommend your services to anyone who , like us, has despaired of ever getting justice and their money. Please feel free to use our names and I would be happy to help put any oneelse mind to rest about your business.

With happy Regards David tune and Carole Bishop


MR ANTHONY AND MRS LYN ANGLIS- HERRADA DEL TOLLO – BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

Dear Pilar, Carlos and Paul,

My wife and I are extremely grateful for the excellent service after 8 years of trying to recover our money and nearly giving up hope your company came through and achieved what many others could not. We just wished we had known you years ago we cannot thank you enough for your kind and professional service and hope others who read this will allow you to do the same for them.

Thank you and God bless

Tony & Lyn Angliss

Clients recovered HERRADA DEL TOLLO deposit.


MR PETER SIMPSON- ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

I am very grateful for the work ALONSO HARO SOLICITORS and MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS have done and the successful outcome they achieved, it was a fantastic result. I was so surprised after all these years to have a positive outcome.

Many many thanks for what you have achieved.

I would be quite happy to recommend them fully to anyone else who finds themselves in the same situation, the team is in my eyes fantastic.


Mr Atkins

To any and all people who lost all hope of ever getting back your money from attempting to buy in Spain. We would like you to know that we have just received our full amount back with the help of Pilar Alonso and Carlos Meoro. We had no intention of ever fighting for our money as we had “no bank guarantee” and it seemed as though we would just loose even more in the fight. Then around six months ago we were contacted by Pilar who informed us that she would take up the claim, at no cost other than the interest that the money we had down would have accumulated.

So we decided to go for it, and now we have the full amount back in our bank. It still seems unreal to have it back! There was no fuss, we just had to sign over “power of attorney”. Pilar herself phone us up one evening to tell us that she had our money in her bank. Three days later we had it in our own bank! Needless to say we our over the moon with Pilar, Carlos and their team.

Don’t let the banks keep your money get started with your claim as soon as possible it is the real deal!

From Mr Atkins


MR KEVIN BOLTON- ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

I would like to thank very much Pilar Alonso and Carlos Meoro for your services. The recovery of 53,000 euros was complete and was deposited in my bank account last Friday, your consistency of information over the last year was excellent.

I couldn’t believe how quick the money was recovered from the bank so soon after the law change. I hope my happy ending after many years and quite frankly had written the money off, will give encouragement to others finding themselves in the same situation.

The fact that I did not have a bank guarantee left me thinking I had very little chance. Thank you once again. I would highly recommend your services to anybody involved in the same situation.

Keep up the good work.


MRS SUSAN AND MR KEITH SCRIVIN

MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS , by letter at the beginning of April 2014. We had been unsuccessfully trying to get back our deposit from Playa Golf III ( SAN JOSE INVERSIONES) . This letter offered us her services to recover our money. We contacted her by email and accepted her help. Pilar immediately emailed back explaining the situation and asking us for certain documents to be sent. It was explained about the no win no fee, and about her fees if successful.

Pilar kept in constant contact with us via email keeping us updated at all times. At one point we had trouble getting the necessary information from our previous solicitors, but after a couple of emails this problem was solved.

On the 19th of November 2014 Pilar emailed us saying that the bank had accepted the Bank Guarantee and would return our capital but with only a small amount of interest. Pilar explained that we could go on to fight for the full interest, but was probably not in our interest to do so. We accepted what was offered. By the 28th November the money had been transferred to Alonso & Haro Solicitors and was then transferred to a Global Currency Exchange in England and changed to Stirling and was in our bank by 23rd December 2014. A nice Christmas present !

We cannot thank Pilar Alonso, Carlos Meoro and Paul Armstrong enough for all of their hard work and the prompt and efficient way they dealt with this matter.

With the greatest gratitude,

Susan & Keith Scrivin


MRS GAIL HOLLAND- ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your service provided and all of your help, we are astounded you have managed to reclaim the money which we had written off. I would not hesitate in recommending ah solicitors for the recovery of money invested in failed property purchases. Paul Armstrong, Pilar Alonso and Carlos Meoro were fantastic in explaining the whole process and I always felt that I was well informed every step of the way. They whole process only took a few weeks absolutely amazing.

A big thank you to you all.

From Gail – Almazora Country Club ( Huma Mediterrano)


MRS LESLIE BROOKER- ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

We were recently contacted by Alonso Haro Solicitors – Meoro Aviles Abogados who advised us that they could recover money owed to us by Caja Murcia (covered by a bank guarantee) with no charge to us. We had given up all hope of ever retrieving this stage payment for a property on the now doomed Almanzora Country Club because the builders Huma Mediterraneo have gone into liquidation and over 9 years have now elapsed. Most importantly we had no bank guarantee in our possession. We were unsure whether it was a genuine offer or a scam to make us pay out more money for a lost cause. We gave all the information from Alonso & Haro to our own Spanish solicitor and asked her to investigate on our behalf. She reported back to us that it was a genuine offer and that we should book our flights to Spain as soon as possible. This we did and within about 2 hours of meeting Pilar Alonso Ruiz and Carlos Meoro Aviles we had been given 2 cheques, one for 100% of the money owed in the bank guarantee and the other for interest accrued which we very happily handed over to Alonso & Haro as their agreed fee. The whole process took less than a month from start to finish. We were astounded how quickly and smoothly it all happened and we are extremely happy to say that we are in receipt of the money and we would recommend Alonso & Haro to anyone who is owed money from failed off-plan property purchases in Spain.

From Leslie & Norma Brooker


MR ANTHONY RUFFLES – ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

Pilar Alonso and Carlos Meoro were like a breath of fresh air ! Everything was explained clearly from the start and I always received a prompt reply to any questions. I would definitely recommend Alonso and Haro jointly with Meoro Aviles Abogados to anyone wanting to recover money they invested in a failed property purchase.

Anthony Ruffles


MR TOM HESMAN- TRES MOLINOS – BANK GUARANTEE RELEASED

I was understandably suspicious when the solicitors, Pilar Alonso and Carlos Meoro, contacted me to say that she was able to get my deposit back from Tres Molinos. We did not pay anything up front (apart from the cost of a notary that I found near to me in Sherborne, I think the cost was £40.00) and 6 weeks later we received our monies, the full amount, whilst Pilar and Carlos kept the interest that had built up over the years. Very happy to recommend her and assure anyone that her services are genuine

Tom Hensman, Dorset.


MR BRIAN PARTINGTON- ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK GUARANTEED RELEASED

We purchased off plan on Almanzora country Club in 2004. After the building work ground to a halt, the builder (Huma) went bust, needless to say ten years later we were still owed 27000 Euros. Until we had an Email from Pilar, and we thought just another scam like the rest, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as now, three months later we have just received the full amount back, (£20,800).

Pilar kept us informed every step of the way, she speaks very good English, and she has brought to an end ten years of stress.

I would recommend her first time every time.

Thank you Pilar and the rest of your team.

A very grateful, and a bit wealthier..Brian Partington….


MR AND MRS HAGGAN – HERRADA DEL TOLLO- BANK GUARANTEE RELEASED

We were contacted by ALONSO HARO SOLICITORS / MEORO AVILES ABOGADOS who informed us that they would be able to have our deposit returned to us through the Courts. We had bank guarantees on money paid on a property in Santa Ana del Monte being constructed by Herrada del Tollo. Now we were very dubious about this approach and arranged to meet Pilar Alonso in person. Pilar assured us that this was the case and she had other clients who had received their deposits back. We gave Pilar Alonso Power to act on our behalf and left the matter in her hands.

Much to our surprise about a few months later we received our deposit back at no extra cost to ourselves.

From Thomas Malachy Hagan


MR AND MRS DUNBAR ALMANZORA COUNTRY CLUB- BANK

On behalf of myself and Gerry we would both like to thank PILAR ALONSO and CARLOS MEORO for your superb help and assistance you gave us in recovering the money owed to us. We had almost forgotten about it as it was so long ago and we thought that any hope of recovering the money was not going to be possible because we had always been asked for money up front from a couple of other Solicitors in the region of 3000 euros with no guarantees. We are so pleased that you approached us offering your assistance in the recovery at no cost and I can confirm that our money is now in our UK bank account and as you can imagine we are extremely happy. We know that there are many more people who are in the same position as we were and probably have the same doubts as we did so please let them know that we are more than happy to talk to anybody to give them some re-assurance Once again we are so grateful to you and Carlos for your help, thank you both so much.

Regards
Linda Dunbar.


MR NICHOLAS CHRISTOFFI- HERRADA DEL TOLLO- BANK GUARANTEE RELEASED

I would just like to thank Pilar from Alonso Haro Solicitors for all the hard work she had done for me in recovering my deposit from the bank through the courts.

I paid a deposit for a house on Santa Ana Del Monte and the Developers never built the resort and was told i could wait up to 5 years before i might get my deposit back. Ms Pilar approached me and everything she promised she would do she did.

I would recommend her to anyone in my situation.

Regards Nick Christofi


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