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ADVICE ABOUT PROPERTY OWNERSHIP IN SPAIN

How to avoid the pitfalls and what to do if you get caught

Whilst many British homeowners enjoy life in Spain it is important to note that a large number of people who bought properties here now face serious problems with their homes.

According to information published by the regional government (Junta de Andalucía) there are approximately 300,000 illegal properties in Andalucía, with some 12,697 in the Almanzora Valley alone.

Thinking of buying a property in Spain?
Do your research and avoid the pitfalls. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have published a comprehensive and well researched guide on ‘How to Buy Property in Spain’ https://www.gov.uk/how-to-buy-property-in-spain. It is recommended reading for prospective buyers.

Do you think that you may already own an ‘illegal’ property?
If you think that you may have purchased an illegal property, then you are not alone. Various associations exist to offer support and factual, independent advice.

In Almeria, we have AUAN (Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No), a non-profit, non-political organisation consisting of homeowners who campaign to bring about the legalisation, where possible, of homes that are currently considered to be ‘illegal’ under the present planning laws of Andalucía.

We have just one aim, and that is to bring about the changes required to improve the situation of those who inadvertently purchased an ‘illegal’ home. We do this through:

 Collective representation to local Councils, and Regional and National Government.
 Representation to the UK Government and the European Parliament.
 Promoting self-help by informing members of developments and changes to present legislation, town plans etc. We do this using the services of professional, independent advisors.

All activities are funded through our membership fees.

Positive action brings results
Working with other associations we have already persuaded the regional government to give a form of legal recognition to some illegal properties but much remains to be done.

We are a currently supporting a case to the European Court of Human Rights and continue to support other forms of legal action that ultimately may benefit everyone.

Do you need help?
• Do you feel that you are on your own with an ‘illegal’ house?
• Do you know how to possibly improve your situation and the costs involved?
• Do you mistrust your Lawyer, or just want a second opinion?
• Do you have any other questions regarding documents or lack of them for your home?
• Do you want independent advice from our associated legal and planning professionals?

Please visit our website www.almanzora-au.org or our Facebook page ‘Auan Almanzora’ for more information about us. If we cannot help you we can perhaps put you in contact with other organisations or individuals who can.

AUAN,

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MAN JAILED FOR SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT SMUGGLING ATTEMPT

A 44-year-old man has been jailed for 12 months years after being found guilty of attempting to smuggle approximately five kilos of cannabis into the UK.

The drugs had an estimated street value of £60,000.

Southampton Crown Court heard that on 6 May 2013 Border Force officers at Southampton International Airport stopped Nicholas GILES who had arrived on a flight from Malaga.

Before officers searched his baggage Giles admitted to having five kilos of “weed” in his suitcase. The case was opened and the drugs could be seen wrapped in clear plastic.

Giles was arrested and charged and he pleaded guilty at Southampton Magistrates Court on 12 August and was sentenced in the Crown Court today.

Malcolm Bragg, from Border Force said:

“Our officers play an important role in protecting the public and work hard to make sure drugs are not smuggled into the country.

“Drug trafficking is a serious offence and those convicted will face prison sentences. The message to anyone tempted to get involved is clear. We will catch you and you will pay with your liberty.”

Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the hotline on 0800 59 5000.

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SHOULD SPAIN FOLLOW HUNGARY’S EXAMPLE

The Hungarian government has expelled the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB). Ejecting banking cartels is not exceptional but often leads to war. Some nations are too big for war to be an option. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) declared financial sovereignty.
 
Iceland threw out the bankers and filed charges. The heads of Iceland’s banking system were declared fugitives and afterwards fled to Europe. The Hungarian leader charges that previous Socialist administrations sold the nation into unending debt slavery under the terms of the IMF.
 
Hungary’s popular Prime Minister Viktor Orban says Hungary neither wants nor needs further ‘assistance‘ from the cartels. He says, “no longer will Hungarians be forced to pay usurious interest to private, unaccountable central bankers. Instead, the Hungarian government has assumed sovereignty over its own currency. It now issues money debt free, as it is needed.”
 
The results have been nothing short of extraordinary. The Hungarian economy, until recently staggering under bankers interest rates, has recovered rapidly.
 
The Hungarian Economic Ministry recently announced that thanks to a ‘disciplined budget policy’ it has repaid the remaining €2.2B owed to the IMF, well before the due date. Unemployment is rapidly decreasing and now stands a tad over 10 per cent.
 
If Spain followed Hungary and Iceland’s example by could Spain take a shortcut to a buoyant recovery and full employment?

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