‘Illegal’ homes talks

Maura Hillen (far left) with PSOE members of parliament

REPRESENTATIVES from SOHA (Save our Homes Axarquia) and AUAN (Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora) spent two intense days at the Andalucian parliament in Seville.

The representatives were there to assess the bill approved by the cabinet that could help to regularise a large number of properties across the region.

On October 7, lawyer Gerardo Vazguez, representing SOHA and AUAN, met the Partido Popular representative for housing, Alicia Martinez, and with architects, lawyers, notaries, registrars and town hall secretaries and controllers to analyse the problem of the more than 300,000 illegal properties that currently exist.


The next day, October 8, the president of AUAN, Maura Hillen, representing both associations, and Gerardo Vazquez, met with members of parliament of IU, and subsequently with the minister for the Environment and Territorial Planning of the Junta de Andalucía, Maria Jesus Serrano and with members of parliament of the PSOE with the aim of assessing the bill.

Gerardo Vazquez, legal advisor to AUAN, and SOHA on this occasion, who attended the meetings in the Andalucian Parliament said: “These are exciting times. It seems good tome that the voice of the people is heard and it is very good that those in charge try to resolve the real problems of the people.  Clearly efforts are being made to begin to resolve all this, and it must stay on course.”


  1. It is a shame you don’t give more prominence to the positive side such as the court ruling whereby destruction orders in Albox were quashed, the builders ordered to be jailed and the victims (purchasers) ordered to be compensated by the council. Your constant prominence of bad news id affecting those of us who are trying to sell our home and is becoming quite tiresome and a problem. PLEASE devote more prominence to the positive side!


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