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SOHA 2018 AGM report, links and images. Read more here.

SOHA 2018 AGM has been set for January 24th. Read more here.

Latest news from the Priors. Read more here.

The new draft of LOUA not protecting buyers. Read more here.

Spanish Government accused of pushing illegal homes to Britons. Read more here.

98 illegal houses in Albox saved from demolition. Read more here.

British Couple keep the bulldozers away for now. Read more here.

2017 AGM report and images. Read more here.

Message from Philip Smalley. Read more here.

Spain condemned by ECHR again! Read more here.

Irregular licence to build. Read more here.

SOHA Grand Fiesta a success. Full report and images here.

Autumn News Update. Read more here.

Changes in the LOUA. Read more here.

Additional information on our website. Read more here.

What is DAFO? Read more here.

A reminder for our celebration on Sunday September 25th. Read more here.

MBE for Maura Hillen. Read more here.

SOHA fun quiz night report. Read more here.

Junta de Andalucia claims that changing the LOUA gives peace of mind to thousands of families in Malaga. Read more here.

The Parliament has approved the changes in The LOUA which in turn will mean regularization for around 25000 houses in the countryside. Read more here.

Junta de Andalucia opens the way to legalize ten thousand homes in subdivisions in the campo. Read more here.

SOHA receives support from the Environment Agency regarding the changes to the LOUA. Read more here.

SOHA June Newsletter. Read more here.

Hollow victory for the Priors. Read more here.

AUAN says “Enough is Enough” in the Prior’s case. Read more here.

Historic Velez Malaga Tour report and images. Read more here.

Next fundraiser, June 3rd. Read more here.

SOHA event on front page. Read more here.

SOHA May Newsletter. Read more here.

SOHA fundraiser report. Read more here.

“What is DAFO” meeting report. Read more here.

“Can’t do anything but obey the law” Read more here.

Ciudadanos Deputy in the Andalusian Parliament, Consults with SOHA. Read more here.

Message from the British Embassy. Read more here.

SOHA AGM report. Read more here.

Legalise campo houses now! Read more here.

SOHA at the Andalucian Parliament. Read more here.

Liberty seguros support SOHA. Read more here.

Demolitions are being prevented by law. Read more here.

Success for SOHA and other groups. Read more here.

Offer for SOHA members. Read more here.

Please share. Read more here.

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SOHA AGM report and more

SOHA celebrated the 10th anniversary of its formation at the 2018 AGM last week. The meeting was well attended by members and supporters as well as the Mayor of La Viñuela, José Juan Jiménez López.

Ten years seems a long time to be fighting such injustices, but we have achieved a lot during these years. Many changes in our committee over the years with each person giving their time and input as a volunteer. This of course is still the case and we would remind you all that we always welcome new committee members. Just contact us if you wish to join and help.

In this past decade we have achieved significant changes in national and Andalusian legislation that have almost made the regularization of many homes possible which without action could have received demolition orders. We are still working to protect all properties for our members and supporters and there is still a lot to do.

Philip Smalley expressed his satisfaction with the achievements reached at the AGM although he emphasized that they have been years of “hard work”. Among these, are the important modifications in the Civil Code and the Penal Code to guarantee the compensation prior to the demolition and the amendment to the Law of Urban Planning of Andalusia (LOUA) with respect to the land subdivisions in non-urbanizable land, “results of the that has meant that many non-members of the association, Spanish and foreign, have benefited to be able to sell their properties. ”

One of the major changes that have been achieved, is the reform of article 1964 of the Civil Code of October 2015 in which it was indicated that the license declared null by the courts, but without a definite deadline to demolish, prescribed the 15 years. The change means that now, those personal actions that do not have a special term prescribe after five years. Therefore, after October 2020, administrations will no longer be able to demand demolition for nullity judgments prior to 2015. “After that period, the owner will be able to benefit from the Out-of-Order Assimilate”.

SOHA will continue the work on the behalf of the members of the association and help where possible.

Join SOHA and support your friends and neighbors. Click this link to join or contribute.

Contact us if you can help or if you have questions or require assistance. Click this link to contact us.

Some images from the meeting can be found here.

Report from Axarquiaplus here.

Here is a report from Malaga Hoy in Spanish. Read more.