The Priors, whose home was demolished in Vera in 2008, and who have since become the human face of the illegal homes scandal, have had their claim for compensation against Vera townhall rejected by the Supreme Court of Andalucia (TSJA). Vera and the Priors have been wrangling in the courts over the issue of a €740,650 compensation claim issued against the town for having granted them building licenses which were later revoked by the Junta Continue reading Prior’s compensation case rejected by Supreme Court
The High Court of Justice in Andalucía (TSJA) has decided that the construction permit issued by Vera Townhall to the Priors (the ones who had their house knocked down) back in 2003 was issued incorrectly and hence is annulled. The court case was bought by Vera townhall in an attempt to justify their issuing of the license. Since they have lost, Vera townhall is now expected to be obliged to pay some 750,000€ compensation for Continue reading Priors construction permit annulled by the high court, compensation now expected
Vera has been paying, since 2010, 600€ a month to a homeowner on Puerto Rey in order to comply with the judicial order that they had to provide free accomodation for the Priors, the couple whose home was knocked down in the town. However, the Priors refused to occupy this home, saying that the home was not adecuate for their needs, and did not comply with the judicial order. The new administration has now agreed, Continue reading Vera townhall says Priors situation is “unjust” and promises a better home for them
Despite the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court that overturned the court order that lead to the infamous destruction of the Priors house in Vera, Luis Caparros (Mr Bulldozer) has made a public statement in which he claims that the C.C. ruling only applies to the execution of the order, and does not invalidate the basic illegality of the house or the outcome of the first court case. The C.C. has ruled that the rights Continue reading Caparros insists that the Prior house was illegal, despite ruling by Constitutional Court
My buddie Chris Marshall from Almerimar advises me (see his whole post here) that the ITV programme “New Homes from Hell 2009 – Buying Abroad” is due to be on Tuesday 17th March 2009 on ITV1 at 8pm (This programme will be repeated on ITV2 the following day at the same time) and will display coverage of January’s protest march in Almeria city against the Prior demolition and others urbanistic abuse.
Helen & Len Prior, the couple who had their house demolished in Vera, met yesterday at the promised meeting between the Junta de Andalucia (Mr Demolition man himself, Caparros was there) and the Mayor of Vera. Both the Mayor and the Junta have so far refused to issue any statement on the outcome of the meeting, according to the Spanish press, and I can’t find any updates from the Priors.