Planned Eviction Protest

SAL Coming Eviction ProtestThis coming Monday there will be a protest in Salobreña to thwart planned evictions that will affect four families.

The evictions will take place at 09.00 outside the block entrance (C) of Nº8 Calle Fuente C  and will be opposed by members of the Stop Desahucios platform.

The eviction is unusual because the tenants are up-to-date with the rental payments. The rent has been paid to an estate agent in Salobreña without fail but there are doubts that the money has been passed onto the bank.

One tenant about to be evicted, Mª Carmen, explained that after four years of paying her rent she found out that the property belonged to the bank and that she was going to be evicted. The story of Silvia, who has children, is much the same; she regularly paid her rent to the estate agent only to find out that she was to be evicted.

Javier (55) just like MªCarmen and Silvia, signed his rental agreement with the said estate agent and now finds himself facing living on the street… in the middle of a pandemic when the authorities are requesting that people stay at home as much as possible…

What had happened was the building developer who had built the block of flats, defaulted on his mortgage repayments and consequently the bank repossessed the building in 2016, The bank, howevers wants the apartments empty in order to be able to sell them, according to Stop Desahucios, so they want the tenants out, which is why, despite repeated attempts by the tenants to come to an arrangement with the bank, there has been only silence.

The Spokeswoman for the anti-eviction platform, Carmen Guerrero, pointed out that Salobreña Town Hall signed a declaration making Salobreña a Municipio Libre de Desahucios, (an eviction-free municipality).

(News: Salobreña, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  6 comments for “Planned Eviction Protest

  1. November 22, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Philip: I shall following up on this on Monday after the protest. I requested a press release from the bank and they said that the would be glad to give one. We shall see

  2. Philip
    November 21, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Are the bank chasing the agent for the money that they have collected from the tenants ???

  3. Gene Walters
    November 21, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Julie – You are more observant than I. I totally missed the photo which “Duh”… shows the Cajamar as the apparent banking grinch. Thank you.

  4. julie
    November 20, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Hi Gene

    I assume the bank concerned is the same one featured in the photo on this page, accompanying
    the story.

  5. November 20, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Gene: When we have more information, having interviewed the bank manager and the owner of real-estate agency so that they have an equal opportunity to state their case, if they wish to, we shall do so.

  6. Gene Walters
    November 20, 2020 at 5:42 am

    In order for citizens to fully understand this event, and possibly offer support through social or commercial pressure Seaside Gazette should NAME THE BANK. Readers would like to know which bank is acting against the Town Council’s accord regarding Desahuicios and is taking what seems to a very unreasonable stance against their inquilinos.

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