The IU, the communist coalition partners of the PSOE in the Andalucian government, have proposed a new law that will allow for the expropriation of any “productive land which has not been used for its assigned social function” during the last two years. Such land, explains the proposed law, would be that should be dedicated to productive uses such as forestry, farm or ranching land. Or, indeed, my back garden. As a cited example by the IU, they Continue reading IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor
The EU has opened an investigation into the new law in Andalucia that allows people to live rent free in their own homes, if they ask the Andalucian government to seize it before the bank can expropriate it. The law, which the Communists bought in last month, allows people who are about to have their homes repossessed by the banks to ask the Andalucian government to seize it “in the national interest”. The home then Continue reading EU says Andalucia probably can’t expropriate homes from the banks for people to live in for free
The Junta de Andalucia has signed today into law a rather surprising new law – it has promised that it will expropriate, using “emergency powers”, the home of any family which is about to be repossessed by the banks. The idea, forced through by the communist wing of the IU, coalition partners in the Andalucian government with the PSOE, is that if you have lost your job and are about to lose the family home Continue reading Junta will expropriate people’s homes to save them from the banks
Congress has recently opened a discussion on whether or not to water down the harsh Ley de Costas, under which Spain nationalised it’s coasts in 1988 (but didn’t expropriate land until recently). CiU, the Catalan nationalist party, and Coalicion Canaria, the Canary Coalition, are both asking for the law to be watered down. The PSOE refuse point blank to change it, the PP are cautious about the law and agree in principle that it’s a Continue reading Ley de costas may be reformed
http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2009/05/29/pdfs/BOE-B-2009-18153.pdf Within the next 15 days if you´re affected you have to turn up and sign the paperwork to get compensation.
According to Jim Simpson, Almerias only English councillor, over in Zurgena a gentleman expat has had his land expropriated up to a meter away from his swimming pool for the new motorway. (Here). Blimey. Of course, he won’t get a penny more than the 1,2€odd a m2 for land they actually take. He’s also stuffed inasmuch as he can’t do anything within 150m of the motorway, so goodbye any new structure on his land….