Five more homes under threat of demolition in Albox

Almanzora region, Almeria
Almanzora region, Almeria

This is a new press release from Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora NO (AUAN), which describes itself as a non profit, non political organisation campaigning to bring about the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley currently considered to be “illegal”. The drama of illegal homes in Almanzora under threat from demolition rumbles on.

Five more British families in Albox (Almanzora) are facing the possible demolition of their homes.

They were summoned to court number 2 in Huercal-Overa on the 7th of April to be told that their builder Osvaldo Ceferino Martinez has been charged with planning crimes relating to the illegal construction of their homes in the ‘La Molata’ area of Albox.

The State Prosecutor is seeking the demolition of the five homes with compensation payable to the homeowners by the builder. The builder is also expected to pay the 65,000 euro cost of demolition. Sr. Martinez’s’ whereabouts is unknown to the homeowners at this time and there is some concern as to his financial status.

The families were given 3 days to appoint a lawyer and a procurator so that they can take part in the proceedings to defend their interests and claim compensation.

The case will now be sent to trial in Almeria.