Andratx City Council Mallorca to pay €15 million to Monport building owners

Monport building owners

The Monport complex was to be made up of 68 homes in Port d'Andratx. Credit: Michel's.

THE City Council of Andratx has been ordered to pay €15 million to the owners of the illegal Monport complex.
The High Court of Justice in the Balearic Islands (TSJB) holds the municipal administration responsible for granting licenses to build 8 unlawful buildings that housed 68 homes on a protected area. This means that the Council will have to compensate the owners of some of the homes which have remained half-built for over 12 years and are still pending demolition.
The City Council gave Prosmi, the developer, a license to start the work in 2004 which was later subject to a criminal investigation. The license was declared void since the land had been protected since 1991.
Prosmi then filed a complaint with the City Council to claim for the damages suffered, which was refused and so subsequently went to court. A ruling by the TSJB favoured Promsi, stating that the developers “are faced with the problem of unfinished homes which are uninhabitable and unusable for those who have purchased them”.
They added that the developer “has invested significant amounts of money in the real estate development, confident in the legality of the licenses” and that no profit has been made.

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