WOMAN PLEADS DEMOLISH MY HOUSE

Mijas resident Isabel called on the Town Hall last Thursday to knock down her house and stop fining her. Sra Mart�n, 56, and her husband began building their house four years ago in the La Rosa urbanisation in La Cala but the Town Hall paralysed the work because of town planning irregularities. Accompanied by Antonio Blanco, president of the Association for the Regularisation of Housing in Mijas, Sra Martin told a press conference that her husband had then gone into a deep depression and died a few months ago. She said: “My husband lost the will to live, his dream had died.” Her lawyer had written to the Town Hall on July 11th asking them to demolish the house but had not received a reply. Sra Martin said she had received three fines – the last one on October 3rd – of €2,356 for a house measuring 288 m2 when in fact the building only measured 100 m2. She said it was “not even a house, just a structure”. She added: “If they are going to demolish it, then they should do it now and stop fining me because my health is not good and I’m going down the same road as my husband.” Antonio Blanco compared the situation to Marbella where the mayor has announced that she will fight to ensure that not a single illegally-built property is knocked down.

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