ALMERIA City Hall’s Tax Department has decided to take legal action so that the company in charge of the upkeep of El Toyo urbanization get the €2.2m that they are owed.
To do so, they will have to embargo properties and freeze bank accounts in some cases.
The money owed by residents, business owners and administrations has mounted up since the urbanization was created, explained the Councilor for Urban Development and President of the Conservation Company, Juan Megino.
The largest amount, €1.31m is owed by residents, followed by the Junta de Andalucia, which owes €300,000 for eight plots given to the regional government last year.
The promoters, some of which are in bankruptcy proceedings, owe €219,629, and the hotels in the area owe €233,217.
Owners of private houses in the area owe a further €10,495.
The city hall has said it is willing to negotiate with all of them, as long as they are willing to pay. If not, the tax department will begin proceedings to embargo assets and accounts.