Junta attempt to legalise illegal homes overturned by the courts

If your home is illegal, it stays illegal, say the Courts, despite the “planning law” attempt to legalise said homes. Seville’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Junta de Andalucia’s law which attempted to legalise 250,000 homes built illegally, cannot be used to legalise homes which were constructed against planning regulations. In a test case bought by a promoter facing six months jail and the demolition of his home in Seville, the Court ruled that Continue reading Junta attempt to legalise illegal homes overturned by the courts

Half of Brits with property abroad would sell if they got a chance in 2011

Expansion’s Amparo Polo, in her London’s Calling blog, has unearthed a gloomy report from UK’s Knight Frank and currencies.co.uk which says that half of all Brits surveyed say they are looking at selling their expat second home this year. Reasons cited are the fall in the rental market and the weakness of the sterling against the euro, making it a good time to bring your cash back into the UK. Knight Frank estimates that in Continue reading Half of Brits with property abroad would sell if they got a chance in 2011