The Junta has confirmed it is to demolish two British owned homes in Las Terreras, Cantoria this 18th of November.
The demolitions are a continuation of two other demolitions carried out early last year, which were stopped by Cantoria townhall. The same sentence that ordered the demolitions fired the Mayor of the town, Pedro Llamas, for having lied to the court about allowing these homes to be connected to utilities.
All four homes were sold to British families after having been completed and connected to utilities, according to Europa Press, which notes that the families are entitled to compensation, although no amount has been set and another court battle would be required to confirm that.
The Junta has notified Cantoria townhall that a demolition team will start work this 18th November at 12:00. The builder is required to meet the costs.
Javier Aureliano García of the Provincial Tourism Board confirmed to Europa Press that he has received complaints about these demolitions from foreign tour operators, and admitted that it’s terrible news for the provinces attempt to sell itself abroad. AUAN also mobilised against the demolitions, which delayed this second phase for over a year.