hi, im new to all this so please bear with me. its just i invested in an apartment at palmela village in aug 07. does anyone have any recent updates on this development. thanks
we bought through *** , as well. have'nt heard much from them since, but not too worried as long as pelicano do the business. We bought a townhouse apartment which was to be finished for May 09. We have set our sights now for May 10we bought through ***, which has turned out to be a disaster!
Although we were reasonably happy with the development last year when we saw some pictures. We are due to complete March 2010, however as of Xmas no work had started on our apartment, not sure what to make of this (although i know thay can build quite quick once they start)
Any picture updates from other purchasers would be great.
It's take me ages to find a forum for Palmela!
We bought in PV in nov 2004 with completion date spring 2006. We occupied the house in December 2006 with no street lighting, no made up roads, a generator for electricity and no garden. We've been back many times since then and are happy with the house. What we are not happy with is Pelicano. This company is a nightmare! Particularly communication with them is hopeless. They don't respond to emails and if you phone their office in Lisbon, they're never there and the telephonist speaks such basic English, there's no point leaving a message. They wouldn't call you back anyway.
I don't think they're deliberately underhand or devious, it's just basic incompetence. For instance, they built the golf course in 2005/6 but forgot to include a driving range which, I understand, is essential for any self-respecting golf resort. The course is always fantastically maintained but they only got around to building the clubhouse this year! Surely its common sense to open the golf course first, then sell the houses? If you mention any of this to Pelicano, its usually the local council's fault!
Having said all that, we are very happy to be there and believe that the development will sort itself out in the long run, despite Pelicano and certainly not because of it.
By the way, the best way to get action out of Pelicano is to threaten to sue them - that usually produces instant results! Also, I didn't use the lawyer recommended by Pelicano but used one of the large commercial practices in Lisbon - expensive but a good investment in the long run.