Carmenes del Mar

Website of the Communities of Property Owners in La Herradura, Granada

Carmenes del Mar residents ask government to act quickly to obtain a bank guarantee

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 13:14 -- admin

The residents of Carmenes del Mar have asked the government to act quickly to obtain a bank guarantee that will allow the repair of the damage to their houses. In July the judge in the case taken by the residents against the developers, engineers and architects who built Carmenes del Mar, ordered 4.5 million euros worth of precautionary repairs to be carried out in Carmenes del Mar. As reported in a press conference, the representatives of the communities say that thanks to these precautionary measures, the residents of Carmenes del Mar and the wider Andalucian population will not have to pay the millions of euros necessary to repair the houses.

However, the residents have complained about the "slowness of the bureaucracy", although they are aware that the Government Delegation in Andalusia is working "valiantly" to speed up the signing of the necessary bank guarantee. 

"We just ask that the process be speeded ...

Carmenes del Mar residents ask the Government for help

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 18:08 -- admin

The residents of Carmenes del Mar have asked the government delegate for Andalucia, Carmen Crespo, for help in curbing the continuing deterioration of their houses, in light of the recent court order for interim repairs to be carried out.

In their statement, the residents have asked the Andalucian delegate, Carmen Crespo, to "do something" to help carry out the interim repairs, and thereby avoid the further deterioration that will occur while the lengthy legal process winds its way through the courts. The court has ordered interim repair works to the value of 4.5 million euros, to prevent houses from falling down and to minimize damage to the roads and infrastructure.

"The Government Delegation is fully aware of the situation we are in, with various houses in ruins and others with cracks and on the verge of collapse. Even so, that same administration that makes promises is not then capable of making decisions that ...

Judge orders repairs to be carried out in Cármenes del Mar

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 13:47 -- admin

The judge in the Carmenes del Mar trial this week ordered 4.5 million euros worth of precautionary repairs to be carried out in Carmenes del Mar. 

The precautionary measures include the maintenance of the roads, internal and external access routes, basic services such as water, electricity and gas, and the sanitary works.

The act also orders the defendants to maintain the systems that contribute to the stabilisation of the urbanisation, such as the retaining walls, and the monitoring and, if needed, elimination of any risks to people.

You can read more about the court order in Spanish here.

Status report from our lawyer

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:11 -- admin

At a recent special general meeting for all the Carmenes del Mar communities, the lawyer who represents the residents in the ongoing court case presented a summary of the current status of the legal proceedings, and his recommendations for future actions to be taken. The attached documents contain a summary, in Spanish, English, French and German, of the issues discussed at the meeting. 

Write to your MEP

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 20:42 -- admin

Between 22 and 25 May 2014 elections to the European Parliament will be held in all member states of the European Union. This presents us with a great opportunity to contact our MEPs and to ask them to raise the Carmenes del Mar cause in the European Parliament. By demonstrating to the Spanish administration that our case is an international issue that reflects badly on Spain's attempts to encourage tourism and external investment, we hope to encourage the Junta de Andalucia and Central Government in Madrid to act to protect our homes and our investments. 

A number of neighbours have already received encouraging replies from their MEPs. We encourage everyone to send an email or letter to their local representative and to let us know what response they get. You can find the email address of your MEP on the following website: Find your MEP

​Attached are sample letters in English, Spanish, French and German, as well as a copy of the reply one of our neighbours received from her MEP. ...

Response from the Irish Embassy - Petition was a success!

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 20:04 -- admin

Our petition to the Irish Embassy has had a very successful outcome. The consul has shown great concern and interest in the plight of the property owners in Carmenes del Mar and has written on our behalf to both the Minister for Development & Housing in the Junta de Andalucia, as well as a number of other ministers and to the Mayor of Almuñecar. Thanks to everyone who signed the petition - it has now been closed so you will no longer be able to sign it.

However, we encourage our neighbours of all other nationalities to do likewise and contact their embassy or consulate and ask them to please support their compatriots in our struggle to preserve and protect our homes in Carmenes del Mar.

Here follows the text of a sample letter that you can use to contact your Embassy and ask them to rasie their concerns with the ...

Petitioning the embassies of the foreign owners in Carmenes del Mar

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 13:59 -- admin

We have set up a petition at Change.org asking the Irish Embassy to intercede with Central Government and the Junta de Andalucia on behalf of the Irish owners in Carmenes del Mar. Now we need to do the same for the other nationalities who have bought houses in Carmenes del Mar. We need volunteers of each nationality to similarly petition the British, German, Danish and other embassies in Spain. If you would like to volunteer please contact us and we will help you to set up the petition.

IU condemns those responsible for "Crimenes de Mar"

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 22:29 -- admin

On the opening day of the Carmenes del Mar trial the spokesperson for the Izquierda Unida political party in Almuñecar, Fermín Tejero, showed his support for the "victims of a political corruption based on speculation and easy money" when he declared his "indignation at seeing how the promoter of Carmenes del Mar are trying to blame the property owners for the situation in which they find themselves."

For the IU spokesman, "Crimenes (Crimes) del Mar is the result of a close collaboration between corrupt politicians, promoters anxious for easy money, and technicians willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder. It is unacceptable that all of those politically responsible for the development are passing the buck and saying, with monumental cowardice, that it wasn't them. It is indecent that the promoters, a family of multimillionaires, accuse the buyers of the properties of not having adequately maintained the urbanization. And it is shameful that the technicians ...

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