THE Junta is to launch in-depth investigations into illegal building in seven key areas.

A team of 36 inspectors will undertake a full inventory of all illegal houses in the Axarquia region, the Vejer area of the Costa de la Luz and around Medina Azahara in Cordoba.

Offices will be set up and the criteria used will look at the type of land built on, the size of the property and whether or not the building is being used to make a profit or is a family home.

Only then will it be decided whether or not it can be legalised.

The other four areas so far singled out are Valle de Almanzora, around Freilas and Quesada in the Sierra de Cazorla.