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.
Good news, alas the “pathway towards regularisation of the property” will be longer than your lifespan.
There must be additional conditions other than that just that of a property being over 6 years old. Can the OP (or anybody else) provide further detail on this important issue?
The article mentions that Ronda Town Hall is the first to implement urban planning changes but Moclinejo Town Hall in the Axarquia started this process months ago!
I understand that this is just one part of the legalisation process which affects people who have properties on segregated land and apparently there are about 25,000 in Andalucia.
We eagerly await the next stage of the law change which is the legalisation of rural properties where the building licences have been needlessly revoked by the Junta de Andalucia. This will include the vast majority of so called illegal properties. Let’s hope they can create some new laws that actually work but they need to get a move on and do it now. This has dragged on for far too long and must never be allowed to happen again.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and it will all sort itself out in the end, even the corruption, hopefully.
That’s fine then, it’ll all be ok in the end. Doh.
Fred, that’s correct, slowly getting there and it’s surprising that a lot of people still knock Spain but still live there.
Jacko, are you saying people cannot live somewhere and not criticise aspects of it? If so, that’s just plain daft. Sounds like you want a gag law too. Do you work for Rajoy by any chance?