Homeowners in Granada report dramatic increase in illegal squatters
Homeowners in Granada, Spain have reported a dramatic increase in illegal occupations by squatters.
The annual report of the provincial prosecutor’s office highlighted the “special problem” that has been reported in Granada, namely the illegal occupation of houses by squatters over the past year. Squatting has become a phenomenon that has hit home and building owners across Spain and has massively increased with the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis it has generated.
Several companies are working in Granada to provide effective deportation services, a few months ago the first one headed by a woman was launched.
Born in Granada, Angela Mendoza saw the opportunity to create AMA Desokupain in the midst of the pandemic crisis, a company that offers “100% effective and legal eviction services, either due to non-payment of rent or occupation, but always with social responsibility. “
âWe have great professionals to help end this illegal movement that is hitting more and more families and homeowners,â says Mendoza.
The procedures for helping homeowners affected by illegal occupation carried out by AMA Desokupa have a âpreliminary analysisâ which is part of the policy of âsocial responsibilityâ.
âWhen I did the first eviction, after trying to sleep, I thought I couldn’t work like this and from there we implemented a new corporate social conscience policy. . It is important to study both parts. From there, as each eviction has different precarious tenants or ‘squatters’, we study the real needs of each and provide them with social opportunities for their social inclusion, âshe said.
In addition to Granada, AMA Desokupa has also dealt with cases of illegal occupation and evictions due to non-payment of rents in other cities such as Toledo, Ciudad Real, Murcia, Seville and Huelva.
The procedures for carrying out an eviction are not “systematic by definition, because each case is different, has certain needs and drugs always play a fundamental role,” explains Mendoza.
In the case of “squatters”, who have taken over uninhabited accommodation or premises and have settled there without the consent of its owner, the eviction can take place “between 24 and 72 hours” from the date of death. signing of the contract and if it is a non-payment of income case, in which it is acted by negotiation, it may take âbetween seven and 25 daysâ to occur.
“The main objective is for the owner to recover his house or his accommodation because it is his own,” said Mendoza.
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