The association that represents homeowners whose property lack a legal status, SOHA, hopes that the new Junta urban-development law will help their members.
Andalucía has around 300,000 dwelling within this category, 50,000 of which are in Málaga alone.
Save Our Homes Axarquía (SOHA) had a meeting with the Junta’s Provincial Delegate for Málaga at the beginning of the month to discuss the new law, known as LISTA.
The SOHA Chairman Philip Smalley and its Spokesman, Mario Blancke put forward suggestions at the meeting, which took place in Málaga.
Quoting from their website:
“The Spokesman highlighted the need for the rehabilitation of houses in the countryside towns as a means to stop the depopulation of rural areas, which will be achieved with the disaffection of the disseminated rural habitat.
On the other hand, the president of SOHA, Philip Smalley, commented on the need to work on a common procedure model or template of costs of the Declaration of Assimilated Out of Ordination (AFO) that involves real rates in accordance with the administrative situation and not a double taxation.
Mario Blancke pointed out that the draft of the new law proposes the review of administrative acts of nearly 300,000 homes in Andalusia and that could imply a blockage of the Administration, thus they proposed a deadline for the review of 12 years, instead of the current 20 years.”
Nothing has been reported in the media concerning whether the Junta is going to take on board these suggestions and there is certainly no mention of further news on the association’s website, either.
(News: Axarquía, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)