Tag Archives: property

Property owners in tourist zones urged to confirm their rights to residential use or risk losing it

This summer the Government of The Canary Islands passed into law their latest legislation surrounding tourist properties and tourism land.  Property owners in tourism areas remember well the chaos that ensued on the south of Gran Canaria a couple of years ago when San Bartolomé de Tirajana, the town hall…

Supreme Court ruling continues to tempt thousands of timeshare clients to file lawsuits for fraud

Two and a half years ago we brought you the exclusive story of the Ground Breaking Supreme Court ruling in favour of a Norwegian client, Tove Grimsbo, represented by Arguineguín based lawyer Miguel Rodriguez Ceballos (left) working with the English speaking Canarian Legal Alliance (CLA).   Today it seems Spanish language daily La…

The battle for Tauro beach, security guards just watch as bathers enjoy uninterrupted

“If an Anfi watchman can not guarantee the safety of Tauro beach and prevent access, they must hire more. Even if they have to put fifteen,” these were the words of Mogán Councilman Mencey Navarro yesterday as he repeated requests for the beach concessionaire for this cove to report to…

Home invasion in San Fernando; mother and daughter attacked

Gran Canaria is known for its extremely low crime rates, with violent crime almost non-existent; which makes reports this morning of a home invasion all the more shocking. Hooded, masked individuals assaulted a villa in San Fernando, in the south of Gran Canaria, on Monday morning in broad daylight, with the…

The shifting sands of Tauro Beach – investigation for alleged breach of UN International Law

The controversial new beach at Tauro is now in de facto daily use, more than a year after being fenced off, despite the refusal of Spanish Central Government authorities in Madrid to allow it to open officially while court cases continue to investigate how work was allowed to begin on the…

Kiessling frustrated by Town Hall delaying Siam Park

Entrepreneur Wolfgang Kiessling has been waiting for eight months, along with the rest of us, for the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana to grant him the final outstanding license to start channelling of the El Veril ravine, so that the long touted water park development can begin. According to a statement…

Canary Islands rents rose more than 6%

Rental properties in the Canary Islands, in March, averaged 94 square meters costing 

Centre for Initiatives & Tourism on Land Law

Opinion Article by Fernando del Castillo y Benítez de Lugo, president of the CIT

Million-Euro Rolex robbery in the South

Two gunmen robbed a well known jewelry store in the heart of Maspalomas

Lopesan plan yet one more shopping centre

Lopesan Group, the largest native hotel chain on Gran Canaria, have said

Siam Park water park war of words

A war of words has broken out over the anxiously awaited water park project

“Surprise” ancient winkles report threat to water park project

Ancient shellfish could put the new water park project in jeopardy! The mayor of San Bartolomé

Newsbrief: Sales of private housing to foreign buyers increased 20.6% in the first half of this year

The purchase of private housing by foreigners in the Canary Islands totaled 5,006 transactions in the first half of 2016, an increase of 20.6% over the same period last year and places the archipelago as the autonomous region with highest

El Pinillo camping being forced to close

The Mogán town hall has, after several months of local protests, confirmed that they plan

Newsbrief : House rental prices in the Canary islands grew by 0.1 % in September

The price of rental housing in the Canary Islands increased by 0.1% in September, according to the latest data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Meanwhile, in the rest of Spain as a whole, the price remained stable, not registering any variation

Newsbrief: Couple detained for forced entry to a house they owned but rented out

Policia Nacional in Telde have detained a 59 year old man and 64 year old woman, suspected of forcing their way into a home they had rented out to tenants. The detainees, and owners of the house, are alleged to have entered the house without consent, pushing one of the tenants

Lopesan confirm IFA Anfi Invest acquisition

The news last night of the Lyng family’s sale of their share of timeshare operator Anfi 

Temporary tidal barrier to be started in Tauro

Today it was announced that Anfi Tauro will begin placing a “provisional technical solution”

Gran Canaria “Ninja” burglars arrested

Citizen cooperation has led to a group of thieves being detained in Santa Brigida

Newsbrief: Greenhouse fire in Agüimes brought under control

Firefighters employed two helicopters in an intervention on Wednesday morning to extinguish an agricultural waste fire, in a covered greenhouse in the municipality of Agüimes, near a dirt road known as the Camino del Conde. The fire occurred at approximately 6:30 am this morning. Nearly 2,000 square meters of land