RONDA Town Hall will be the first in Andalucia to put into effect urban planning changes that could allow thousands of homes owned by expats to be regularised.
During the construction boom, builders illegally divided rural land to build new houses, many of which were bought up unwittingly by British expats.
Maura Hillen, president of the AUAN, a group campaigning to legalise houses, labelled the law change ‘momentus’.
A decree recently issued by the Junta de Andalucia, allows homeowners to obtain a licence of first occupation, a pathway towards regularisation of the property, as long as the property is over six years old.
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