Property Offered For Sale In Spain Illegal

  • 15 years ago
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A report by The Observer uncovered a property development in Marbella Spain still being offered for sale despite the fact that it was dues for demolition. The luxury beachfront Spanish properties have not been granted retrospective planning permission licences after a review by the local major..
The new major Angeles Muñoz  promised to end years of corruption involving former Marbella council chiefs and developers. Munoz  announced that 18,000 “illegal” homes in the area would be given retrospective building licences, making them legal. Three schemes, including Banana Beach, would not be granted retrospectively planning permission licences
The Observer article named the website as one place where you could still find the development for sale. Another property portal,, is also advertising the Spanish apartments for sale at Banana Beach .
The agency Interealty, which is selling Banana Beach flats through, has also declined to respond to telephone and email enquiries about the ads.
A spokesman for the Marbella authorities says the mayor wanted to license retrospectively all illegal homes but this has been prevented by regional and national governments. One reason may be that, unlike most other schemes, Banana Beach, built in 1998, is only 100 metres from the sea and breaks an earlier development law that prevents homes being constructed so close to the coast.
Hundreds of existing owners at Banana Beach, many of them Britons, face their homes being demolished, with no compensation offered
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