Many of the unfortunate people featured in the press articles listed here took no advice or were badly advised. Had they taken proper professional advice, such as that provided by Search and Survey, they would not have found themselves in the situation they are in now. Dont take unnecessary risks when buying in Spain.
Some hope for Illegal properties
Governing party’s votes to modify planning law may save homes but new demolition case in Albox highlights problem of outstanding judicial cases.
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The home of Frank and Janet Doel is demolished
British Expats saw their Spanish homes razed to the ground after a near decade-long fight to save them. Officials ended the struggle by the OAPs to save their dream retirement villas and sent in bulldozers to flatten them. read more
Peter and Margaret Hegerty wait for Buldozers
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Two of 100,000 British expats whose homes could be bulldozed. Bulldozers razed the home of John & Jan Brooks, a British couple who lived in the nearby village of Cantoria. Now, every person at the meeting fears their dream home will suffer the same fate. read more.
British expats the Wilkinsons with their generator.
Owners of illegal homes who have been stuck in legal limbo for 10 years without any electricity have been given fresh hope.
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The UK government has appointed a special overseas property advisor.
Britons' dreams of owning a home in Spain can quickly turn into a nightmare if they fall victim to a property scam. Click here to read more.
Prospective owners – lost their £85,000 deposit.
300 Britons – have allegedly lost an estimated £34 million after paying deposits for non-existent holiday homes in the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more.
Valencian planning laws and the “Land Grab” in Spain
Planning laws are devolved to the autonomous regions, which explains why there is a problem in some regions, and not in others. The biggest “land grab” problems are in Valencia. Click here to read more.
Ron Jones believes the Alicante trial is the first case against the builders.
More than 300 villas were built on protected and rustic land in the valleys and hills surrounding the village of Lliber and sold to unsuspecting buyers, many of them British pensioners. Click here to read more.