Paola Parrales, mother of a 12-year-old boy, who has been paying 225 euros for rent for eight years, consigned to a Granadilla Court, will be evicted today from her apartment in the Las Acacias building, in San Isidro, as the launch of the Court of Granadilla de Abona is decreed for this morning, after it was paralyzed in July and then in September. The smile that Paola was drawn then will presumably become a heartbreaking cry today.
Not even the documentation delivered by Paola, in which she demonstrates the payment to a bank account, in court has prevented the decree of the launch, considering that the house is in the name of a relative of her ex-partner. Neither the lawyer Platform for the Right to Decent Housing Montaña Clara, Tamara Conde, nor the mediation of the Canarian Housing Institute, as happened in September, have been able, at least until today, to stop the announcement of the traumatic eviction. As then, a large group of neighbors will accompany Paola and her son from the first hour to prevent her from being taken out of her house. Paola insists: “I am the real tenant of the property and not the person who appears in the release, I have tried to clarify it but the Court has not wanted to attend to me”.
San Isidro is the population center of Tenerife where this type of situation occurs most and there is an unofficial statistic that speaks of about a thousand squats in several buildings that several construction companies left unfinished when the 2008 crisis broke out. Other residents of Paola are also subject to similar launches due to “fraudulent sales by the promoter to Russians, Italians and unknown companies,” declared Joana, from the Arguayoda-Las Acacias Neighborhood Association.
The Las Acacias building has 66 VPO homes built by Promociones Amojo SL in 2007, until the company went bankrupt years later, reselling the flats despite not being able to do so until 2043, as they were officially protected homes.