June 2016

Priors’ Judgement and Demonstration.

The big news this month was the latest development in the ongoing Priors’ saga. Long after the courts have given judgements in their favour, they have yet to receive a penny in compensation for the demolition of their home, and face the prospect of paying their own, massive, legal fees for defending themselves against a horrendous injustice.
More details here.

A demonstration in support of the Priors was organised by AUAN, and attended by SOHA, although the late notice to us for the event, and the clash with our Guardia event on the same day meant that our numbers were few. Those who did go made a significant contribution, and two wrote a report. Thank you, Jane and Robert.
Details here
Report here

The associations SOHA and AUAN and the confederation CALU have expressed their concern with what they consider to be the delay in the progress of the parliamentary bill.

This bill contains alterations to planning law which SOHA believe to be essential in the fight to get justice for those who bought their homes in good faith, and find their legality to be in doubt.
Report here

Cordoba Hoy reported the meeting in Sevilla of CALU and its associations.

BoT 164 noted this.
Report here

SOHA has engaged the services of a media agent to promote nationwide coverage of our aims and progress.

Previously we have only obtained local media coverage, except in the deplorable case of the Priors. This month we had coverage in Sur ES, La Vanguardia, and El Rincon Habla.
Read (in Spanish) here

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Troubled times for those who bought their homes in good faith.

One year has passed since the Andalusian Parliament approved welcome changes in the planning laws, regarding homes on non-urbanisable land which had been split into “parcels”, and had no escape from their illegal status.
It made it possible to become “Assimilado Fuero de Ordinacion”, a status which has no English equivalent, but might roughly translate as “Accepted Outside Planning Regulations”. This status allows the owners to be listed in the Register de Propriedad, and to connect the basic services of electricity and water, (which some have lacked so far, while others, owing to the apparent legality of all their documents, have long since been connected).
Nevertheless, the bureaucratic process has been very slow, and buyers in good faith are still waiting for their ayuntamientos to approve their applications for AFO status.

In Andalusia there are almost 30,000 houses in this irregular situation.

If you find yourself in this plight, join SOHA.

You need our help; we need yours.


“Una vida bajo la incertidumbre para los compradores de buena fe.

A punto de cumplirse un año desde que el pasado mes de julio se aprobara en el Parlamento Andaluz el Proyecto de Ley por el que se modifica la Ley 2/2002 de 17 de Diciembre que establece medidas urgentes en relación a estas viviendas afectadas por parcelaciones urbanísticas en suelo no urbanizable, a las que se le ofrecía como salida la posibilidad de ser declaradas como asimilado fuera de ordenación (AFO).
Se trata de una figura que permitirá a sus dueños poder registrar las casas en el Registro de la Propiedad y además acceder a los servicios básicos (agua y luz), algo a lo que hasta ahora no podía aspirar, mientras que otros, bajo la apariencia total de legalidad de sus documentos ya disfrutaban de todos estos servicios.
Sin embargo, el proceso administrativo es lento, y los compradores de buena fe seguirán luchando por legalización de las viviendas construidas bajo la autoridad de los permisos expedidos por el ayuntamiento local.
En Andalucía existen casi 30.000 viviendas en esta situación irregular.

Si estás en esta situación, únete a SOHA.

Necesitamos tu ayuda”.