Happy to help with housing

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HOUSING SERVICE: Ready and waiting to provide free information and support.

THE municipal housing service has been revamped and will from now on be providing a better, more personal service to people in Javea, the council has announced.

Social Services councillor Pepa Gisbert spoke of the new service model last week and introduced Eva Pastor and Paula Ivars, who will be working from an office at the Social Centre on Calle Rafael Echague to inform and assist anyone who requires help.

The ladies will be providing information on the requirements for housing grants, explaining the rules for renovating old buildings and acting as intermediaries between owners in difficulty and banks and mortgage providers or between owners and tenants, all free of charge.

Gisbert explained that 438 people have been helped with housing matters so far this year and also urged owners of empty properties to put them up for rent with the municipal housing service.

The department guarantees owners will be paid and monitors tenants to ensure there are no problems and can also mediate if problems do occur, the councillor promised.

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