Carmenes del Mar

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

Andalucian President invited to take a holiday in Cármenes del Mar

Mon, 27/07/2020 - 17:30 -- admin

The residents of Carmenes del Mar have invited the Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno, to spend a few days of his summer holidays in the urbanisation to remind him of his promise to carry out emergency works to reduce the risk of further harm to the homes and residents of Carmenes del Mar.

The home owners want to remind Moreno that in February 2016 his political party the PP, who were then in opposition, tabled a resolution to the Andalucian Parliament that asked for emergency repairs to Carmenes del Mar. The non-binding resolution, supported by the PP, Ciudadanos and Podemos, was approved. Four years later Moreno's party now governs Andalucia, and the Carmenes residents wonder if an issue that he once claimed was "a matter of justice" was merely a cynical political ploy to unseat the PSOE in Andalucia.

"Our houses continue to fall down and the administration continues doing ...

Supreme Court sides with Carmenes del Mar residents

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 17:23 -- admin

After a seemingly endless wait, the Supreme Court of Spain has rejected the final appeal by those responsible for the horrendous damage to the homes of the residents of Carmenes del Mar. The original verdict condeming the engineers, architects and other professionals who developed the urbanisations was handed down in November 2014, when the judge ordered the defendants to cover the full cost of repairing the constuction defects. Two appeals and more than 5 years later, the Supreme Court has at last upheld the original verdict. The Supreme Court ruling is final and cannot be appealed.

While this is good news for Carmenes del Mar, it is unfortunately not the end of the story. The defendants have filed for bankruptcy and there is no prospect of recovering the funds necessary to carry out the repairs and stabilisation work required. The home owners hope that the Junta de Andalucia ...

Television channel La 1 revisits Carmenes del Mar

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:53 -- admin

The daily La Mañana de la 1 television show revisited Cármenes del Mar this week in a segment that highlights once again the plight of home owners living under the threat of eviction. The dangerous condition of parts of the urbanisation continues to be ignored by the Junta de Andalucia and Almuñecar Town Hall, while the residents continue fighting for justice through the courts.

Watch the program here.

Carmenes del Mar survey

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 11:11 -- admin

A student of Physical Geography at Durham University in the UK has chosen as the subject of her dissertation the damage to property and infrastructure caused by landslides in Carmenes del Mar. As part of her research she is inviting people who have owned or rented property in Carmenes del Mar to take part in a survey. The survey is completely anonymous, and results will be shared with the Geography Department at Durham University and a team of researchers at the University of Granada.

The survey is very short and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. If you would like to take part, you can find it at the following website: Investigating Residents' Opinions of Property Damage in Carmenes del Mar.

Rodriguez-Acosta brothers to be investigated for fraud in relation to Carmenes del Mar

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 13:33 -- admin

A court in Granada has summoned the Rodriguez-Acosta brothers, owners of the Comarex property development company that built Carmenes de Mar, to testify in court in relation to the urbanisation. In January the Provincial Court of Granada rejected the appeal of Cerro Gordo S.L., the Comarex company that was found responsible for the building defects in Carmenes del Mar and ordered to repair the damage. The company, however, has declared itself insolvent and has entered receivership. The Comarex Group have been accused of fraudulently declaring bankruptcy as a ploy to avoid paying for the repairs.

The matter is being investigated by the Granada Magistrate's court which has summoned the Rodriguez-Acosta brothers to testify on the 9th of March. The home owners who have made the fraud accusation will testify on the following day, March 10th. The judge will also hear from the official receiver in charge of the wind-up of ...

Carmenes del Mar sentence upheld after defendants lose appeal

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:56 -- admin

The Provincial Court of Granada has once again vindicated the residents of Carmenes del Mar by rejecting an appeal by the defendants against the sentence handed down over two years ago. On November 3rd 2014 the builders, engineers and architects involved in the construction of Carmenes del Mar were found to be responsible for the defects in the construction and were ordered to repair the urbanisations. Over two years later, the court of appeal has upheld that sentence. While this ruling is a vindication of the claims of the Carmenes del Mar home owners, they do not believe that the defendants will fulfill their responsibilities, and fully expect them to continue to delay and avoid carrying out the necessary repairs.

The residents have again called upon the Administration to carry out the repair work that were approved by the Andalucian Parliament in February 2016. In October 2016 the Andalucian ...