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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...

‘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

EU condemns Spain for violating human rights in a planning dispute

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

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

The Priors: How tranquility turned to tragedy

The Priors spent their life’s nest egg building their dream home - Tranquility - before it was bulldozed in a cruel error after a swish of a civil servant’s pen, writes their friend Lenox Napier

Landmark victory for expats under new Spanish property law

Historic victory for British expats to spark more claims as first ruling under new law falls in their favour

Freak floods in Andalucia threaten annual Almeria pilgrimage

The 18km annual midnight pilgrimage through Albox to the monastery in Salient is in jeopardy

Property legislation victory to fight Spanish home demolitions

Putting a stop to sporadic nightmare demolitions - but not in time to protect the Priors

ELECTIONS: AUAN president becomes councillor in Albox

In Albox, 98% of foreign residents who voted were AUAN members
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Two key lobbying groups join ‘K.O. the kickbacks’ campaign

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%

Meet the expats standing in the upcoming local elections

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...

Expat couple’s former B&B faces demolition over previous owner’s alterations

The Jimena property is facing a demolition order from the town hall over some illegal additions made by a previous over two decades ago

British expats win landmark victory in illegal property hearing in Almeria

Four British couples have been awarded almost €150,000 in compensation between them

Junta President announces possible legislative changes affecting illegal properties in Andalucia

Susana Díaz announces plans to propose legislative change that would legalise thousands of homes

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