Frank Lampard evicting ex's 100-yr-old great-granny from house in Spain
Frank Lampard has launched a legal bid to evict his children's 100-year-old great-grandmother from her home, it has been revealed.
The Chelsea midfielder has given Teresa Canete and #1440;the grandmother of his former fiancee Elen Rivas and #1440;notice that she has just days to move out of a four-bedroom flat in Barcelona that he bought for her in 2008, the Daily Mail reported.
A letter, written on headed paper from Spanish law firm Olivella Abogados, was delivered to Canete on November 15.
"Dear Madam, I am sending this present letter on behalf of my client Frank Lampard to inform you that he has the intention of recovering immediately the property he owns and which you currently occupy with no formal rights," the letter read.
"For the aforementioned reasons he requires that at the end of 15 days, counting from the present day, 15 November 2012, you proceed to leave the dwelling.
"Please don't hesitate to contact me if you require any clarification in respect of this," it read.
The footie star and Rivas, the mother of his two young daughters, were at loggerheads over the matter.
The Spanish lingerie model, 37, who was part-raised by her grandmother after her own parents split up, accused Lampard of "disgraceful" behaviour.
In turn, he said Rivas had declined his offers to sell her the property at below market value.
Spanish property records show that the 290,000-pound flat, on the third floor of an eight-storey block in the city centre, was bought with a 181,000 pounds mortgage in May 2008. At the time, the Chelsea star was still engaged to Rivas.
The couple ended their seven-year relationship later that year, and the 150,000 pounds-a-week footballer allowed Canete to remain in her home.
Two years later Lampard, who is now engaged to TV presenter Christine Bleakley, announced his intention to put the apartment and #1440;which has a rental value of 800 pounds a month and #1440;on the market.