THE EU is to investigate the issue of demolition orders slapped on foreign property owners in Spain.
It comes after Spain launched a multi-million euro promotional drive to try and encourage British buyers back to the country.
Now the EU is beginning to formerly address the legality of demolition orders, which have led to hundreds of homes being pulled down.
The European Union’s Charter for Fundamental Rights allows the right of legal redress and swift justice.
Former Eastenders actor Michael Cashman MEP, who lobbied for the Charter to tackle the issue, has been fighting against the bulldozing of people’s homes and ‘land grab’ laws for years.
Cashman told the Olive Press that he was ‘horrified’ after receiving numerous pleas from Andalucia residents every year who are being robbed of their homes.
Cashman claims the Spanish government has been slow to act and keeps passing the buck to regional authorities, severely damaging foreign property investment for the future.
‘Spain needs to restore faith and confidence amongst property buyers,’ Cashmen said.