Expats fear the arrival of Spain’s fast-track demolition

Maura Hillen, pictured with husband John, has set up a group of Britons who, like her, have been given demolition orders. Photo: SOLARPIX

Maura Hillen, pictured with husband John, has set up a group of Britons who, like her, have been given demolition orders. Photo: SOLARPIX

Britons living in Spain have been warned that some face “express demolition” of their houses under a tough new law announced by the regional government of Andalusia, reports The Telegraph.

Owners of homes which are retrospectively judged to have fallen foul of regional planning rules can now be given just one month’s notice that council bulldozers are being sent in, as part of a crackdown on excessive development in one of Spain’s most popular regions.

Thousands of homes that were bought or built in good faith across the area are at risk since the regional authority began reviewing local councils’ planning approvals – and concluded that in many cases, permission to build should never have been granted.

Read full article at The Telegraph: + Expats fear the arrival of Spain’s fast-track demolition

Related: Expats March for Property Rights in Andalucia

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