A couple on Channel 4's A Place in the Sun were left shocked after they purchased the perfect property in Costa Blanca, Spain, with the deal turning out to be just "too good to be true." Greg and Reda thought they had found the perfect property which was on the market for £85,470, and even managed to secure a cheaper deal, purchasing it for just £83,760.The stunning three-bedroom house in Albaida was surrounded by four acres of land, and after purchasing, the couple were excited for their sunny future when their dreams were quickly dashed.
Greg and Reda discovered that their new Spanish home was not what it seemed after they applied to add a swimming pool to the stunning property.
Upon filing the request, they discovered that the home was actually located on "industrial" land, meaning that they would be unable to add the pool or any other amenity on the land.The couple explained: "So our solicitor started doing some enquiries about the pool that had been half built on the property." "In the process of speaking to the local town hall about this, it was discovered that the land on which the property sat was categorised as 'industrial' which meant that at any time the council could build a road through it, even if a few years later.
We couldn't take that risk." Despite their initial disappointment, the couple didn't let this setback dampen their spirits and returned to Spain to search for a property after filming ended, and have since made the move the sunny country.Read more on ok.co.uk