Archive photo of Philip Smalley and Mario Blancke.
Some owners of illegal homes still ignored by new law, says SOHA

Some owners of illegal homes still ignored by new law, says SOHA

While the campaigners for the legalisation of illegal homes say they support any initiative taken by regional government, they maintain owners are being forgotten

Eugenio Cabezas

Friday, 22 November 2019, 17:48

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President Philip Smalley and spokesperson Mario Blancke of SOHA (Save Our Homes Axarquía) have expressed their concern that that the new decree passed in September by the Junta de Andalucía "leaves out people who had their building licences annulled".

While the campaigners said that they would "always support any initiative taken by the Junta to help legalise homes," the latest ruling "makes the same mistake as previous ones," with respect to the annulled licences.

"This time is no different and it leaves out those who bought in good faith and are victims of local authorities, the only entity able to issue the permits," Blancke said.

The new decree means that the 68,652 properties recognised by the regional government as being irregular can now be registered. However, this still leaves a high number of property owners off the list. "Our fight must continue," added Blancke.

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