4 Oct, 2012 @ 10:27
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Please legalise our Spanish homes!

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VICTIMS of illegal homes in the Axarquia have begged the Junta to be more lenient with them.

Members of Save Our Homes Axarquia (SOHA), which represents 400 homeowners, have met with Junta planning boss Gloria Vega to ask for their properties to be fully legalised.

They argue their houses were built with the permission from their town halls and it was not their fault the licences were in breach of planning regulations.

Eloise Horsfield

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  1. This has been going on for ages. The government needs to offer an amnesty to those who purchased properties with the green light from the town halls and draw a line through the subject for once and for all. Why should the victims of corrupt town halls be the public, surely the government should take care of its dirty laundry without penalising hard working people whose only crime has been to trust their local authority. These people’s lives have been left in limbo for too long now.

  2. I agree entirely with the statement made by the SOHA. This is exactly what has happened to us by virtue of corruption within the Lanjaron Council. I also thank the comments made by Christian and suffice it to say I couldn’t have put it better myself!

  3. Maybe, if for once, a government official looked at it from a homeowners point of view or got an arbitery body to look at it, then perhaps common sense would prevail. At the moment the victims are being punished for a crime they did not commit. The Junta must surely see what untold damage they are doing to the country. The rest of the world must be shaking their heads in disbelief at a Junta that is in denial. The houses are up and the damage ,if any has been done. Tearing them down is a double negative for the environment and the economy . Not legalising is not going to attract new buyers, they really need to open their eyes. It is the Junta who failed to control their local councils and allowed them to authorise these so called illegal homes to be built. In my eyes the buck stops with them. If they have to change a law to legalise, then do it and stop messing people around. I can’t believe they trusted the council where money was concerned as you can’t even pay a bill anywhere but in a bank. So , letting a mayor anywhere near that kind of money was asking for trouble.

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