JUST two out of 140 Mijas victims of the fire that ravaged the Costa del Sol last month were insured.
The numbers are similar in the nearby municipalities of Marbella, Coin and Ojen, according to the mayor of Mijas Angel Nozal.
In Mijas the figures refer to the number of householders who have visited the town hall complaining of damage to their properties.
Nozal, a former insurance broker with Zurich, told the Olive Press he was ‘not surprised’ by the figures.
He said: “It is only the English and other expats who get covered.
“The Spanish just don’t think it is going to happen to them.”
He added: “Home insurance can cost as little as €10 a month, or a minimum of €100 a year. Had they paid that these people would have got their houses back.”
He denied that getting insurance had nothing to do with homes being legal or not. This was confirmed by Jacqui Caplen at the Insurance Centre in Coin. She said: “Insurance companies just care about what is built.”