By Wendy Williams

ILLEGAL property in El Puerto de Santa Maria could now be regularised.

The town hall has announced from next January it wants to start the process of regularising some 5,173 illegal homes, built in groups in the town without control or supervision.

Under the PGOU Urban plan the municipality will charge owners who want to regularise their homes, many of which have outstanding judicial processes against them and some of which were even built on non-buildable land.

The cost of legalisation will depend on the size of the plot, the buildings constructed and the location of the property.

But according to the town hall it wants to search for a solution to avoid any demolitions.

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  1. Dear Wendy, you wrote “The cost of legalisation will depend on…” but they are saying REGULARIZATION, not LEGALIZATION – a HUGE difference! Pay the Town Halls money they desparately need, get electric & water, MAYBE a Mortgage loan BUT you DON’T OWN IT & CAN’T SELL IT. And if you forfeit on your Mortgage loan, present law says U must pay in FULL.
    A problem for “legal” purchases, no? That failure to resolve the REAL problem of legalization of current properties is what’s holding the Property Market back.
    Please “forget” what the politicians say.

  2. Best of Spain is 100% accurate – the process is an acceptance of the property but not a full regulating of the property . I also understand that on death the asset passes to the state and cannot be inherited but this may be not fully correct. Still I suppose its better than demolition at least you get to live in the home you paid for .

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