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Andalusia Government legalise more than 300,000 irregular homes

Andalusia Government legalise more than 300,000 irregular homes

More than 320,000 homes in Andalusia region are in a legal limbo. They were built illegally, outside the urban planning, but the period to be fined by local or regional governments has expired. However, they remain outside the urban plans that provide the necessary infrastructure such as basic public services or water and electricity supply. That is why the Regional Government of Andalusia has approved a special Law of urgency to resolve the irregular situation affecting more than 300,000 families and their homes.

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The ability of public institutions to act over these 300,000 building has prescribed, so the regional Government has offered to its owners the possibility of normalising their situation in collaboration with local municipalities.

In this regard, the Junta de Andalucía (regional government of Andalusia) has created the so called declaration of property assimilated to out of law (Asimilado a Fuera de Ordenación), due the current legal impossibility of acting on the owners of these properties, and also considering the risk that the affected particulars ans families never pay the taxes they must because of the legal limbo where they was till now. Thus, the AFO (Asimilado a Fuera de Ordenación) declaration allows owners access to the land official registry and to basic services such as water or electricity, as well as the possibility of carrying out conservation and maintenance works.

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