May 12, 2006 at 9:18 am #51805
AGREEMENT WITH UNICAJA OVER ILLEGAL HOMES
The mayor of Chiclana, José Maríamán, and the president of Unicaja, Braulio Medel, have signed one of the most important agreements made in Cádiz province in recent years. Under this agreement, the bank will help the owners of almost 20,000 illegally-built properties to finance the costs of making them legal, via preferential mortgages and loans. These low-interest, long-term loans are expected to amount to some 450 million euros.
Anybody know why you need a loan to make your house legal ??
May 12, 2006 at 9:23 am #62127katyBlocked
So, the loans are to pay your lawyers and you may still not be legal at the end of it 🙄
May 12, 2006 at 11:01 am #62129
You are being a little mischievous (just kidding)…
I know a little as I’ve recently advised a promotion there…
The houses they are talking about are in an irregular situation and in an area that wasn’t considered for development yet, thus without basic services and infrastructures as i. e. water and electricity supply, suitable public roads and street lighting… (and, by Law, when you develop a new area, the proprietors have to pay some of the urbanization process) Also, they need to regularize their administrative situation with legalization projects signed by Architects and Aparejadores, there are other issues that must also be clarified as conditions for commerce and hotel and tourism business… and many others that usually are specified in the planning regulations for new building areas, something these people do not have as, like I said, this is an area that wasn’t considered for this kind of developments.
So, the Town Hall has opened a process to regularize this situation and is trying to help every part involved.
There are agreements not only with the Bank Unicaja, to help proprietors to pay the basic services needed, but also with the local businessmen and Architects associations and even with ‘Sevillana’ the electric supplier, to reduce regular costs.
This all comes from an agreement with the Junta signed last year to regularize the area that involves public investments of more than 40 million Euro.
Hope it works, I personally think this is a right way to fix things.
May 12, 2006 at 12:34 pm #62130
I think you are talking about urbinisation
Having lived in Chiclana for 2 years I doubt very much that the town hall has sufficient man power to carry out this mammoth task. Thay are still finishing off areas that they started on over two years ago!
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