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02/01/2010 - Attention homeowners in Lliber- Your home needs you!



At long last the truth is out following the arrest of 16 people involved in the construction of our homes in Lliber. The former mayor and architect sit behind bars potentially facing stiff sentences after the Supreme Court changed the status of corruption crimes. Six builders face charges of fraud and bribery and imprisonment if found guilty. Into this cauldron of corruption throw in a few lawyers and notaries who collaborated with the above and we have a full house of crooks. Their corruption and fraud amount to a staggering figure somewhere between 120 and 150 million euros!

What do we have? We have 300 homes that are illegal. They sit on rustic land that requires a minimum of 10000m2. The majority of these use poor quality builder’s electricity supplies or generators. Some have direct water, many have water delivered. None have a certificate of habitacion. On top of all this, many people lack sufficient paperwork relating to their land and house ownership and the majority do not have clear title or boundary definition. All the above is now fact, caused by a greedy few who have caused untold heartache and worry to many. These illegal home owners are now trapped in a valley where their homes are worthless and unsaleable at a decent price.

Where is the General plan we have been promised for six years? Our own mayor and 4 other councillors from the PSOE and PP were amongst those detained so can we believe what they tell us in future? What was there involvement? How much land did they sell? Why didn’t they stop the building work before 300 homes were built and many of our life savings were committed? Why were certain houses allowed to be finished as late as 2007 and not others? Why have some people got town hall water and others not? Who will have to pay for infrastructure in future? Why did it take 60 brave residents to provide the evidence to the investigating officers? There are lots of questions that need answering but can we trust anyone in authority, anymore, to give us crystal clear and honest answers?

The main issues are these:

WHEN AND HOW WILL THE TOWN HALL LEGALISE ALL OUR HOMES?

HOW WILL THE TOWN HALL GUARANTEE NO DEMOLITIONS OF INHABITED HOMES?

HOW WILL THE TOWN HALL PROVIDE US WITH CORRECT WATER AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES?

HOW WILL INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS BE MET?

The AULN, on behalf of its members, will be asking these questions of the Mayor and anyone else in the corridors of power who can give the correct answers. We want solutions that work. We are prepared to work alongside the authorities and to ensure that positive responses and outcomes are achieved.

With all these things in mind, the AULN is currently seeking legal advice to support and protect its members and their legitimate claims and rights as European Citizens should it be required. The membership of the AULN now covers all area’s and nationalities of Lliber that are affected, but it now needs to include EVERY HOUSEHOLD. In total, the affected households represent 65% of Lliber’s population and nearly half the total housing stock. We estimate that we spend nearly 3m euro’s per annum locally and bring 2000+ visitors per annum to the local economy. We have voting rights and we have a voice........Its time to use it effectively to protect our homes.

The members only area on this website will, in future, provide information and updates for members only and new passwords will be issued. Membership is currently free but when legal fees are incurred members will be asked for an equal proportion of the costs. The more members, the lower the costs, but far more cost effective than trying to resolve the problem as an individual. The AULN is a non-profit making Association and all fees will be used to benefit ALL its members.

To protect your home, overcome the denial phase you may be experiencing and join your neighbours now. You are not alone and, together, we can help each other.

In the next few days and weeks, representatives of the AULN will visit your home to distribute a leaflet and encourage you to join us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.