AN architect is facing four years behind bars for property fraud.
Joaquin Palli sold two detached homes in Chiclana without revealing to the new owners that there was an order to halt construction and demolish the illegal buildings.
It comes after he allegedly acquired a rustic plot classified as non-buildable land in 2001 but began constructing two 70-square-metre houses without permission.
The town hall ordered the work to be stopped.
But the architect then issued fake documents claiming the houses had been built for over five years and sold them for 72,000 euros.
at least they got a house which is more than can be said for some ………..
I thought everyone in building and legal work in Spain was bent, nothing new here then
Would this apply to a solicitor who bought a house that was not registered basically failing to check the catastral and do basic work, would love to see him behind bars