Friends of SOHA

We have produced an email which we would like you to forward to everyone who may be sympathetic to our situation. Remember, the greater our numbers the louder our voice will be. If there are people in your contact list who you think may be happy to sign-up as a Friend of SOHA, please send the email to them. Thank you.

You have received this email because somebody in your contact/address book thought you may be interested in our plight and has therefore forwarded it to you.

Did you know that the Juntas (regional governments of Spain) are challenging the legality of thousands of licences issued by numerous Town Halls over the last decade or so?

For more information please have a look at some of the articles about Helen and Len Prior on our website and also in national and international press.

These licences were applied for and issued legally with all fees and taxes paid but are now on the danger list.

The Junta claims that the Town Halls should not have issued the licences and therefore they are taking the local Town Halls to court and retrospectively cancelling the licences before going on to apply for demolition orders.

We are a group of private home owners here in the Axarquia region of Spain, who are affected by this process.

We live in the houses that are involved and we face the prospect of having our licences revoked and ultimately having our homes demolished even though we have acted entirely properly and legally throughout.

We have formed an official action group (SOHA) to help and support each other and to try and stop this action of the Junta.

There are a number of similar groups being formed across Spain as the Junta in other areas are also acting without any care or consideration of the innocent owners, who also face the prospect of their homes being demolished.

Our aim is to provide help and support to anyone who may be facing the threat of demolition, whilst continuing to campaign for an end to this unreasonable and devastating practice.

Obviously the more members we have, the louder our voice will be and the more difficult it will be for our concerns to be ignored.

For this reason we are trying to bolster support for our organisation by having a class of membership called “Friend of SOHA”.

Membership is free and open to anyone, from any country, who feels that we are being unfairly treated and would like to add their name to our list of supporters. If you would like to become a Friend of SOHA please send an email to stating your name, your location and whether or not you wish to be included on our mailing list for news and future developments.

We very much hope that you will help us in our efforts to bring an end to this unreasonable and potentially devastating practice.

If you would like any more information before deciding, please refer to our website at

Finally and if it’s not too much trouble, we would be extremely grateful if you would forward this email to those people in your contact list who you think may also be happy to sign-up as a Friend of SOHA.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Membership Secretary

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Dear Members and Friends of SOHA
Estimados Miembros y Amigos de SOHA

It’s that time of year again and our AGM is to be held on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Camping Bar at 19:00 for a promt start at 19:30.
Es esa época del año otra vez y nuestra AGM se celebrará el 24 de enero de 2018 a Camping de La Vinuela Bar a las 19:00 para una pronta puesta en marcha a las 19:30.

All officers are happy to continue in their work, but if anyone wishes to put themselves forward for any of the three positions of President, Treasurer or Secretary can you please let me know by return
Todos los funcionarios están dispuestos a continuar en su trabajo, pero si alguien quiere presentar su candidatura para cualquiera de las tres posiciones del Presidente, Tesorero o Secretario puede usted por favor hágamelo saber a vuelta.

I would also like to remind anyone that has yet to pay for their 2018 subscription, I will be there at the AGM along with our treasurer ready to renew your subscription.
También me gustaría recordar a alguien que todavía tiene que pagar por su suscripción 2018, voy a estar allí en la Junta General junto con nuestro tesorero listo para renovar su suscripción.

Please remember that unlike previous years, our AGM is for members only. If you wish to become a member, you can join by going to our website, and pressing the ‘donate’ button or you can join on the night, just complete the attached membership application form and bring it with you.
Por favor, Recuerde que a diferencia de años anteriores, nuestra AGM es sólo para miembros. Si deseas ser miembro, puedes unirte a nuestro sitio web y presionando el botón ‘donar’ o puedes unirte en la noche, simplemente completa el formulario de solicitud de membresía adjunta y tráemelo contigo.

We look forward to seeing you all.
Esperamos verlos a todos.