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Farewell to Len Prior: the reluctant hero of the campaign against planning corruption in Spain’s Andalucia
WARM tributes have been paid to Len Prior who died last week at the age of 77, 14 years after he and his wife,...
ANDALUCIA has approved far reaching new planning laws in a move welcomed by expat campaigners as ‘long overdue’. The Junta rubber stamped laws that will...
FOREIGN residents from blighted urbanisations in Gea y Truyols, Murcia, have united for a potential solution to the planning problems suffered so far in...
FINALLY! Planning amnesty for ‘illegal homes’ across Spain’s Andalucia stands after legal challenge dropped
THE final barrier preventing the legalization of hundreds of thousands of homes built across rural Andalusia had been removed, after an agreement was struck...
‘Illegal houses’ action group expands into Murcia to help duped expats gain essential AFO status for their Spanish homes
MURCIA will soon have an action group that addresses the issue of ‘illegal homes’ in the region. Abusos Urbanísticos No Murcia (AUN-Murcia) will be arranging public...
NEW law in Spain’s Andalucia allows 300,000 illegal homes AFO status, granting expats water and electricity access
The development will allow some of the many expats, who were duped into buying what they thought was a normal home, connection to water or electricity
The European Court of Human Rights judged that Spanish courts denied apartment owners in Galicia the right to defend their interests by not informing them of legal proceedings to revoke planning permission for the building
Expat campaign groups hit out at ‘scandalous’ ruling against lost €9 million worth of Almeria housing deposits
‘Scandal’ after expats fail to get compensation for illegal homes not built
Eight years since she took the reins at AUAN, Maura Hillen has been awarded an MBE
Historic victory for British expats to spark more claims as first ruling under new law falls in their favour
The Junta passes property regularisation changes that could help expats legalise their homes built on rural land
The proposals were planned to protect homeowners who ‘paid in good faith’ for ‘irregular homes’ constructed on illegal or protected land
In Albox, 98% of foreign residents who voted were AUAN members
AMA has joined forces with SOHA and AUAN in their plea to the Spanish Senate
Ongoing probe aims to stop the corrupt practice of agents only giving conveyancing jobs to lawyers if they agree to a kickback of up to 20%
THE expat vote could have X-Factor repercussions in town halls up and down Spain, raising foreigners themselves to the hot seats of power. With the...
The Jimena property is facing a demolition order from the town hall over some illegal additions made by a previous over two decades ago
Conned expats finally breath a sigh of relief after a ten-year struggle
Susana Díaz announces plans to propose legislative change that would legalise thousands of homes
Couple who had their home demolished lose latest battle for compensation
'Illegal' homeowners had earlier marched in Sevilla calling for changes to Andalucia's planning laws
And 920 - many owned by expats - are to be demolished
OLIVE PRESS EXCLUSIVE. The homeowners in Almeria vow to protest against the moves that will see their homes demolished in the new year. Here, John and Muriel Burns with order. Words and pictures by Jon Clarke in Albox