Cuevas del Almonzora

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    A friend of mine is just about to buy a semi-detached bungalow through Parador at Cuevas del Almonzora, Almeria area.
    Am concerned as I’ve seen several threads re. problems with building licences etc. in this area.
    Does anyone have any info/knowledge about this particular development re. any problems?

  • #60562
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    Hi

    Which development is your friend buying on. The Cuevas Town Hall covers a large area. If they are thinking of buying on the Almanzora Country Club then they will be able to reserve a plot without actually paying a deposit. Huma (the developer) are not taking any deposits until the Licence is granted. Hope this helps.

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    hi – thanks for replying.
    I’ll have to ask my friend exactly where, and will post later.
    I just know it is a development that will be completed in 2007, and they have already signed contract/paid deposit with a lawyer recommended by Parador (!).
    Will try and find out more – thanks for your response.

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    We visited the ACC site in February 2005 with Parador Properties & felt then that all was not quite right. We were assured by the rep. that the site was completely legal, but we had our doubts. We were also advised that the semi-detached properties were on plots of 250m2 but later on our return to the UK we did some calculations & discovered that these plots were actually nearer 125m2

    We were not really interested in any of the show homes shown to us as they were more like holiday chalets & certainly not large enough to live in as a permanent home but Parador insisted that we view all the properties anyway! We were made to feel that we had to sign a contract there & then & also hand over 3000e. We told the rep however that we would not be presurized by anyone into buying offplan just to keep their sales targets up. As you can imagine we were not flavour of the month & the rep. concerned could hardly wait to dump us at the airport & move onto the next prey!

    We felt sorry for elderly people who we saw signing contracts over glasses of champayne. To make matter worse, several of the reps were laughing about some ‘customers’ who had never been to Spain before & thought they were were actually near the Portugese border!

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    @anonymous wrote:

    A friend of mine is just about to buy a semi-detached bungalow through Parador at Cuevas del Almonzora, Almeria area.
    Am concerned as I’ve seen several threads re. problems with building licences etc. in this area.
    Does anyone have any info/knowledge about this particular development re. any problems?

    you are right to be concerned, we have also been sold a property through parador, transpires they did not have planning permission

  • #60622
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    Hi Jethro

    When did you sign your contract? I signed mine in March ’05, and it clearly says that it ‘ is in the planning stage (made by the civil engineer Mr. Juan Jose Parrilla Canovas and approved by the Town Hall of Cuevas del Almanzora). Have you signed a different version of the contract? Is there a version that states that all Licences are in position? If so, could you let me know? I’m trying to pull out of my contrat with Huma (through no fault of Huma, only because my circumstances have drastically altered lately)

    Cheers

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    @anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jethro

    When did you sign your contract? I signed mine in March ’05, and it clearly says that it ‘ is in the planning stage (made by the civil engineer Mr. Juan Jose Parrilla Canovas and approved by the Town Hall of Cuevas del Almanzora). Have you signed a different version of the contract? Is there a version that states that all Licences are in position? If so, could you let me know? I’m trying to pull out of my contrat with Huma (through no fault of Huma, only because my circumstances have drastically altered lately)

    Cheers

    we signed october 2005 through parador, the licence was agreed through
    the mayor of cuevas, but it is apparently the junta that gives the final say, when that will be is anybodys guess, we are seriously thinking of asking for our deposit returned, it could be a long time if at all regarding final planning

  • #60624
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    There are quite a lot of properties in the same situation in Cuevas de Almanzora area waiting for decisions from the Junta about their licences all due to developers going ahead on land not designated as “urban” . Lots of properties in the area are in limbo along with their buyers.. If you don’t have the final licence , you can’t sell your property, can’t get the utilities laid on , you don’t have the deeds all in all not good. Our site is one of them.

    We are all being told the Junta will sort it but who knows how long this will take. For some who have paid just deposits it may be relatively easy to get the return of their money but for some like myself who only have the final payment to make we feel we have to hang in their. our house is built , the site not finished though roads etc to be sorted. So chin up folks patience is the key word.

    Hopefully all of us affected by the Cuevas Curse will have a good positive happy outcome. 🙂

  • #60720
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    I bought at ACC October 2004 and have paid 3 instalments. My manzana was due for completion this June. Okay, so everything is on hold until the building licence is granted. This is Spain for God’s sake, and “most” developers go ahead without all the paperwork in place. Give it a few months and all will be sorted out. Huma have their reputation at stake and Parador certainly couldn’t afford to be featured on a TV programme such as “Holiday Homes from Hell”. If the worst comes to the worst (which it won’t) Huma will be in breach of contract and bank guarantees for money paid will be honored. I have friends in France and Germany who have bought at ACC through agents in their own country and none (at the moment) are overly perturbed by the present halt. They know all about Spain and the “tommorow, tommorow” culture and are prepared for a delay. They will not form action groups or whatever until Huma has categorically announced that they cannot continue with the ACC build. I was in Spain last week (20th to 27th Jan 06) and visited the Huma offices in Mazarron and spoke with the 2nd in command to head honcho Mr Vivancos. It is a very complicated situation and there are a lot of issues to be overcome. These issues are not necessarily concentrated on the Almanzora Country Club but on the General Plan for the Cuevas District of which the development is part, hence, it could take some time before the matter is resolved. I asked the Huma 2nd in command when he thought building at ACC would start again and his best estimate was April 2006. I believe him on this date, and have no other option but to hang in, be patient and wait.

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