My wife recently sold her shop but had paid the last condominium costs (rata) in November to the administrator. The new owners moved into the shop on 15th December. The administrator had calculated that my wife was in credit by nearly 1000 euros, the problem is that the Administrator has said that he won’t refund the money and the new owners have said they won’t pay either. My question is, who is reponsible and how can my wife recover the money?
The condominium “rata” usually regards both past expenses and future ones. For the latter it works as a sort of payment in advance to let the administrator sign contracts and provide for the condominium during the year with a certain availability of money.
So, the new owner of the shop is going to pay less of what he would have had to ,because of your wife payment, while the condominium could not have asked a payment in advance from your wife, since he was about to sell the shop.
The both of them are responsible and you can sue them before the Giudice di Pace should they not give back the money.