Daily Mail: Victory in Bulgaria for Ski Flat Britons*

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Bansko in the Pirin Mountian is Bulgaria's most popular winter resort. Photo by BGNES

Daily Mail

A group of Britons who faced arrest and threats of violence during a two-year dispute over the ownership of flats they had bought in a Bulgarian ski resort have finally won their case.

The 70 investors have gained access to the apartment block in the former Communist state as well as securing the title deeds to their flats, which they had purchased for ?6?million.

The resolution of the dispute is considered so significant that Britain's most senior diplomat in the country will attend a party next weekend at the All-Seasons leisure complex in the town of Bansko, 120 miles south of the capital Sofia.

The owners were denied entry after an influential local businessman took over the entire development and refused to hand over the keys.

The Britons staged a mass break-in to seize possession of the block but in a series of court cases their pleas for justice were ignored.

Financial adviser Paul Hassall, from Horsham, West Sussex, who was arrested twice by Bulgarian police during the campaign to get the flats back, said: 'The British Consul says this is the first time a group of British victims of property crime in Bulgaria have united and won their case.

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Tags: Bansko, Britons, flats, ownership, dispute


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