By Eloise Horsfield
A BRITISH couple is celebrating after finally winning a six-year battle to save their bungalow.
John and Christine Bull sold their home in West Sussex and ploughed their life savings into a €200,000 dream home in Vera, Almeria.
Despite making sure all the paperwork for their property was legal, in 2006 questions were raised about its validity and the couple has since been living in worry.
But yesterday Granada’s Superior Justice Tribunal ruled the property’s original planning permission, granted by Vera Town Hall in Almeria, be upheld.
Bull, while happy, has pointed out that the ordeal has not come without cost.
“The appeal took place in February. They took a long time to make up their minds. Now we have a stonking great bill to pay.”
Bull’s health has also suffered throughout the process.