Jan 2016

In line with standard practice for clubs and associations, members only were admitted to the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

En consonancia con la práctica estándar para los clubes y asociaciones, los miembros sólo eran admitidos en la Asamblea General Anual (AGM).

Click here to find out about SOHA’s new initiative, voted on at the AGM.

Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre la nueva iniciativa de SOHA, votada en la Junta General.

Click here to read SUR report on SOHA’s AGM.

Haga clic aquí para leer el informe SUR en AGM de SOHA.

Click here for front page article on SOHA in Euro Weekly News. (There is a sliding scale at the bottom left of the page for enlarging).

Haga clic aquí para ver artículo de primera plana en SOHA en Euro Noticias Semanales. (Hay una escala móvil en la parte inferior izquierda de la página para ampliar).

Charmaine Arbouin, British Consul for Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla, sent congratulations to Phil Smalley, SOHA Chairman, and Maura Hillen, Chairperson of AUAN (Almeria’s equivalent association), on their work towards legalizing homes.

Charmaine Arbouin, cónsul británico para Andalucía, Ceuta y Melilla, envió felicitaciones a Phil Smalley, presidente de SOHA, y Maura Hillen, Presidente del AUAN (asociación equivalente de Almería), en su trabajo hacia la legalización de viviendas.

Changes are being made to the News Update and the soha.es Website, to make the website more easily navigable and accessible,  to make payment of membership fees and donations easier, and to add vital information. The changes are already being initiated, and will take place over the next week or two.

Los cambios se están realizando para la actualización de noticias y el Sitio Web soha.es, para hacer que el sitio web sea más fácil de navegar y accesible, para hacer el pago de las cuotas de afiliación y las donaciones más fáciles, y añadir información vital. Ya se han iniciado los cambios, y se llevarán a cabo durante la próxima semana o dos.

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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.