NEW property classifications being introduced by the Junta could see hundreds of expats’ homes face demolitions.
The Junta is pressuring town councils to classify buildings on non-urbanisable land as either ‘legal’, ‘DAFO’ (accepted without planning permission) or ‘illegal’.
Those labelled illegal – those built on protected areas such as river floodplains – will begin a process leading to demolition.
DAFO-registered properties meanwhile will not be able to get mortgages, nor will they be able to be extended or renovated. Town halls will also have the right to block their sale.
Campaign group SOHA is advising expats not to apply for DAFO status or begin any legal action until they have been pressured to do so.