The Government of Andalusia plans that as of January 1, 2021 there will be a System to Combat Occupation and Advice for the Protection of Housing which will begin to operate throughout the territory that will resolve the doubts of those affected in coordination with the police and Civil Guard against the increase in the number of cases of illegal occupation in Spain.
In Andalusia, 1,183 cases have been recorded during the first semester of this year, which in comparison with the number of homes is not a high amount, but it is of course terrible for individuals concerned.
This of course happens in other areas of Spain, but that the Government is of the view that it is not good for home owners and the image of the region.
This office will assist and advise people who have their home occupied. When a citizen is a victim of the illegal occupation of his home, he can go to the system, which will offer him personalised attention, assess the facts, guide the victim on the measures that he can take immediately and the different ways to evict the squatters.
Legal assistance will be offered , and it will facilitate contact with the State Security Forces and Bodies, to raise the pertinent complaints.
In the next few days, a toll-free number 900 100 112 will come into operation to which all citizens who own a home in Andalusia will be able to contact to address their situation.
Since the central government has the powers to protect housing in Spain to avoid the illegal occupation by squatters, this guide aims to provide information on the rights of those affected and the possibilities and claim bodies, as well as the Necessary legal and judicial procedures. This guide will be available on the website of the Ministry of Development, Infrastructure and Land Management. In this sense, it has committed itself to the implementation of training actions both for the groups of judges and prosecutors in this matter, as well as for other professionals in the Administration of Justice. In addition, it will coordinate with the prosecutors to promote compliance with the Instruction of the State Attorney General published on September 15, 2020 by which the guidelines were given to the Spanish prosecutors to issue eviction orders for cases of illegal occupation.
This publication is general information and is not intended to amount to legal advice.
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