The Andalucian Ministry of Housing have appointed the first 25 Inspectors of Housing, whose jobs entail the investigation of the legal status of all constructions in Andalucia. They are expecting to shortly appoint a further 11 inspectors.
They will have the power to investigate any building site, without prior notice, to ensure that the construction is in accordance with all applicable legislation; in cases where the legality of the building is in doubt they have to power to call in the Police and seal off the site.
This is part of the Juntas war on illegal buildings; too little, too late comes to mind, since the economic downturn has been far more effective in stopping work. Still, nice to see somebody’s getting the message.