Reply To: Spanish Senate to reject amendment protecting buyers in good faith

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Mark Stücklin
Keymaster

The Spanish Senate is due to vote tomorrow, 11th March, on an amendment to the Criminal Code proposed by homeowners associations made up of mostly British expats.

Amendment 677 to the Criminal Code proposes to guarantee prior compensation to those who purchase a property in good faith only to find that it is illegal and must be demolished by order of the criminal courts.To date five British families have lost their home and their life savings due to this legal vacuum and more cases are in the pipeline.

It is almost certain that the British associations who have struggled for nearly 10 years to bring this amendment before the senate will lose the vote tomorrow given that the amendment does not have the support of the party that holds the majority in the Senate, the Partido Popular.