AUN Murcia (Abusos Urbanisticos No Murcia) is a non-profit, non-political organisation campaigning to bring about the legalisation of homes in Murcia currently considered to be “illegal”.
Our association originated in the area in Murcia known as El Valle del Sol. According to figures published by the Junta de Andalucía there are very many illegal constructions in the area.
Many of these are homes purchased in good faith by European Citizens (the majority British) in the period from 2000-2006 when the valley witnessed an uncontrolled construction boom. Today many are without mains water and electricity. Many more have dubious electricity connections and lack a final habitation certificate.
The area is blighted as a consequence of the arrangements made between the then serving Town Hall officials and builders, to construct without authority from the regional government. Some developers were allowed to construct houses with inadequate building licences or no licence at all. During this period vast amounts of money was paid to developers by unsuspecting families, some with children and (the majority) of retirement age.
Our members bear witness to corruption and greed amongst government employees, builders, estate agents and the supporting professions (lawyers, architects etc) many of them in denial, but still in possession of massive sums of money obtained through their activities.
Our experience in this area is microcosm of problems throughout Murcia where there is are probably 1,000’s of illegal properties.
We will be open to everyone in Murcia in the future who purchased their property in good faith, and now find themselves in a position of legal uncertainty.