8,000 Orihuela homes to be legalized


SOME 8,000 illegal homes in Orihuela could be legalized. This follows approval given by the Regional Government’s Planning Department to the Town Hall.

“Many of these homes are paying the property tax IBI,” said Antonia Moreno, who negotiated the terms with the Regional Government.


“Others have access to basic services including municipal water and electricity, which in theory is only possible if a certificate of occupancy has been given.”

Those who want to legalize their property will have to pay for it, at least in taxes and municipal fees.

After this there will be no “pardon” for those building illegally and they will be taken to court and the property demolished, according to Moreno.



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