PALMA City Council have filed complaints against 7 people for squatting at public properties in the Camp Redó district in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The Municipal Board of Housing who are responsible for managing the homes initially asked that each of the individuals received a fine under the agreement that they would vacate the council owned properties within three months. It is understood that this offer was refused by one of the illegal tenants, which has forced the case to go to trial on December 10th.
Both the council and the Balearic Institute of Housing are proprietors of many of the buildings in the district. Some are rented and others have been left vacant, with many being boarded up as are in such a poor condition that they require urgent reform.
On several occasions residents have denounced the council for their neglect of the properties which are considered to be an ‘eye-sore’ for the community.