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Andorra BANS foreigners from buying property in bid to battle soaring prices

THE PRINCIPALITY of Andorra is taking action to combat property speculation and is banning foreigners from buying property in a bid to battle soaring...

Spain’s speaker in Congress forced to back down after claiming ‘most of population has no problem paying rent’

THE SPEAKER in Spain’s Congress of Deputies has been forced to apologise after she controversially stated that ‘most of the population has no problem...

Mallorca judge rules in favour of squatters after government housing institute let homes sit empty in Spain for years

IN a trial that has captivated Mallorca and illustrated the housing challenges facing the Balearics, a court has sided with a family of squatters...

Approved: Spain’s Congress passes new housing law that will control rents and put limits on evictions

A NEW housing law that will see rents controlled and new limits on evictions today passed Spain’s lower house of parliament, the Congress...

Explainer: What will the government’s planned housing law mean for landlords and tenants?

THE SPANISH government has been negotiating a proposed housing law for months, if not years, and the deal that has been hammered out between...

New affordable housing project in Spain’s Valencia

THREE new affordable green housing projects are to be developed in Valencia City. The project will see 180 apartments built for rent in Moreras and...

Madrid pledges boost for under-35 first time property buyers with 95% mortgage offer

SPAIN’S youth is notoriously late at leaving their parents’ home and taking their own step onto the property ladder. And in today’s climate of low...

PROPERTY BOOM: Malaga records highest rise in price of second-hand housing in Spain

THE price of second-hand housing has risen by 10.2% in Malaga and stands at €2,551 per square meter—making it the sixth most expensive in...

EXCLUSIVE: British couple lose legal battle as bulldozers flatten retirement home in southern Spain

FOR two decades it had been the dream retirement home of British couple David and Janet Hartshorn. The four-bedroom villa in the hills above the...
David and Janet Hartshorn House

Outrage as bulldozers threaten British couple’s retirement home in southern Spain

A RETIRED British couple are set to have their house demolished on Monday, after a failed ten year legal battle. David and Janet Hartshorn finished...

People power aims to halt plan for 2,000 new homes on last patch of virgin land on Spain’s Costa...

DIFFERENT neighbourhood and environment groups on Orihuela Costa have slammed plans for a proposed coastline development at Cala Mosca. The area is treasured as the...

Expats unite with crack legal team from Andalucia to address planning abuses in Spain’s Murcia

FOREIGN residents from blighted urbanisations in Gea y Truyols, Murcia, have united for a potential solution to the planning problems suffered so far in...

NOT BAD: Valencia claims mid-table slot on list of Spanish cities for quality of life according to resident survey

A recent survey among expats from all over the world revealed Valencia as the number one favourite place to live out of a list of 66 cities from all seven continents.

Deadline extended for plans to regulate illegal housing for up to 350,000 people in Spain’s Valenciana region

THE INTRODUCTION of plans to regulate “illegal homes” have been given an extension to the end of 2021. Vicente Garcia, the general director of Urban...

‘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...

Spain’s Balearic Islands issue THIS warning about housing on rustic land

Although more and more companies are claiming they can bring new homes to rustic lands, the ADT says it is not legal

Take a look at our Top 10 most jaw-droppingly expensive properties in Spain

Assuming you’ve got silly money to spend in Spain this year, check out our hotlist of 10 incredibly pricey properties to whet your appetite

Number of mortgages registered in Spain takes 30% nosedive due to new law, which affects expats

The poor mortgage data has been blamed on Spain’s new property law, which was implemented this summer

Amanda Butler explains the pros and cons of ‘bare ownership’ in Spain and what it means for property buyers...

My recommendation would be to get a trusted estate agent to give you a modest valuation, or maybe three for comparison, and take the middle ground

Spain slammed after new report finds 100,000 people with disabilities are trapped at home

Research found that more than 1.8 million of those surveyed needed help to be able to leave their home, with those without support condemned to stay inside

Spain threatens UK with legal action over Gibraltar housing plan in latest sovereignty row

If London fails to respond again, then Madrid will be ‘launching whatever legal action it deems most appropriate to defend its position’

Groundbreaking eco Lego style plastic house factory to open in Malaga

Lego-style houses are becoming a reality, thanks to savvy Ronda-based estate agent Thorwald Bodensiek who is building one of Europe’s first recycled plastic brick factories near Malaga

Politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Average rents are forecast to rise by 10% in Madrid and 5% in Barcelona this year

Irish expat and AUAN president receives Queen’s honour for service to Brits in Spain

Eight years since she took the reins at AUAN, Maura Hillen has been awarded an MBE

UPDATE: Police successfully evict 70 squatters from abandoned homes in Marbella in under an hour

At least 20 police officers and up to a dozen security guards were involved in the evictions

Spain’s housing prices on the up

Housing prices in Spain are up 1.6% on last year




Trial date for Madeleine McCann suspect is FINALLY revealed: Paedophile Christian Brueckner, 46, will face multiple rape and sexual...

MADELEINE McCann suspect Christian Bruckner will finally go on trial on February 16 next year, it can be revealed. German prosecutors have confirmed it...


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