MIJAS is planning to legalise 2,800 illegal homes.

The town hall has compiled a list of all the properties built on ‘non-urban’ land in the municipality, marking the first step towards regularising the buildings.

This still leaves a staggering 1,215 properties classified as illegal.

The town hall believes many can be legalised particularly if they are more than four years old.

Each case will be considered on an individual basis.

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  1. Regularising is not legalising. A regularised house can obtain services and stay without fear of demolition, but it will be illegal and that fact will be on the deed.

    The inability of Spain to properly address and solve this problem is just staggering. It has dragged on for years, and will continue to do so it seems.

  2. Spanish governments seem blissfully unaware that the continuing saga of ‘illegal’properties is a real negative affecting potential purchasers who, in this market, will prefer to rent instead. Until they fix this and stimulate property purchasers they will never resolve the economic crisis affecting Spain.

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