The mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, has announced that the council is setting aside two million euros to buy up homes to use as social housing. She said that the initiative was to "help the people of Fuengirola who are going through a difficult time, as they are the priority for this council team".
Mula said that the list of conditions that would have to be met to get a home to rent would be announced shortly.
The council will pay a maximum of 150,000 euros for each home and no more than 1,500 euros per square metre. The homes will have to be within the municipal boundaries, have no debt and a minimum of 40 square metres.
Officials will also take into account the age of the property and its state of repair.
Town hall officers will be advising owners if their property is suitable until the end of February in Los Boliches district town hall from 5pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday.
The council is looking for flats or houses that represent good value for money.