A new council order means that property owners in Estepona could be forced to sell up if they fail are to maintain buildings that are unused or in a bad state of repair as the town looks to improve its image.
If owners don’t comply, the town hall will include the property on its municipal register. If after one year there is no progress, procedures will be started to force the sale to the town hall which will use the land for social use.
On the western side of the Costa del Sol, Estepona is both a working town with a large permanent population of many cultures and a glamourous seaside resort bringing you Blue Flag beaches, a stylish marina and loads of fabulous restaurants and beach bars.
In recent years the town has seen an increase in abandoned and derelict properties which the Town Hall is looking to reclaim in order to use for social purposes and also to maintain to keep up to the towns high standards.
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