Dozens of people are victims of alleged scams with real estate projects that are carried out.
This week the Public Prosecutor’s Office released the case of at least 6 people who filed a complaint against a company that offered them luxury condominiums and that, despite the payment, never happened.
In fact, the Ministry of Industry Economy and Commerce (MEIC) warned that 15% of the projects that were exhibited at ExpoConstruction and Housing 2017 did not meet the requirements requested by the entity.
doctor Erick Arias is a victim of a failed project that stopped being a dream and ended up being a nightmare:
Two years ago, my wife and I decided to buy a house in a condominium located in Cartago. The person in charge was a well-known entrepreneur in the area and he was also my client. It all started well. We saw the terrain and we liked it. The project was in a stage of land movements and we signed a contract. However, the construction of the house was delayed for months. It never started.
The doctor tells that the person in charge declared himself not self-sufficient and 12 families were ended up with a big problem. They made a series of payments and never got the house. They are even in the middle of a legal process because the developer simply disappeared. He owns Arias $ 11,000 and there are families that paid up to $ 20,000.