EIGHT residents remain at the Marymar retirement home in Benalmadena as an agreement has still not been reached with Unicaja, the owner of the home. It was due to close for repairs on June 1 but residents were promised it will remain open until everyone has been relocated.
For those who have already move out Unicaja has reached an agreement with other homes in the province, and will pay the difference at new homes for some former residents five months, until financial aid is approved by the regional government. Relatives of those remaining say they had a “lifelong contract” and will only go if forced out by law.
One of their defense lawyers has said it is possible that the work may not even go ahead. Unicaja responded that “the future of the building has still not been decided”.