Paula He no longer has the strength to cry for his house in San Isidro. He comments that she can hardly fall asleep, so he needs to take medication, when she is only four days away from having to leave the apartment he has rented for eight years in the Las Acacias building, in San Isidro, Granadilla. and for which he pays to a judicial account, 115 euros per month. After passing up to three eviction attempts, July, September and last April 7, this Thursday, at nine in the morning, the judicial procession and the Civil Guard will appear again at the door of his house so that he leaves voluntarily, or by force, the house that claims a man who bought it for 20,000 euros. This time the eviction seems definitive, the judge has so ruled and the person in charge of the command of the Meritorious in Granadilla reminded him of it.
So much so, that Paola Parrales and her 12-year-old son have spent days moving some of their belongings, including furniture, to the apartment that her mother and sister also rent in the same building, because “if they kick me out I have nowhere to go.” , with a part-time salary”, recalls Paola, who now lives these moments of anguish without the crutch of her mother, who had to move to Colombia due to the death of Paola’s grandmother. Although she is aware, given that the Court has not heeded her repeated requests that the eviction is in Manuel’s name and not hers, that she has no chance of avoiding the eviction, Paola will return on the 28th with the help of the neighbors and will once again barricade himself in his apartment as he did on the 7th, when a deployment of six police patrols Civil Guard, with material to knock down the door, had to give up, perhaps, among other reasons, due to the presence of DIARIO DE AVISOS in the landfill. The judge then decided to postpone the eviction order until the 28th.
But what happens in Las Acacias? It would be necessary to go back to the economic crisis of 2008 to understand what happens with some housing developments in San Isidro, many of them abandoned due to the bankruptcy of the developers, as happened in the case of the 66 homes in the Las Acacias building, built by Amojo under the VPO regime (Official Protection Housing). Today many of these buildings are either “squatted”, have passed to the so-called bad bank (Sareb) or have been the object of sale between alleged foreign mafias, as is the case with six floors in the hands of Russians, another three in the hands of a Hindu, five acquired by an Italian and six or seven that the real estate company kept before the bankruptcy of the construction company.
What is supposedly illegal is that, as they are officially protected housing, they could not enter the free market until 2043. In this regard, the Canarian Housing Institute has already opened a file against Amojo at the time to resolve whether there is a sanction and therefore what does it matter However, as Oscar López, a resident of the building and member of the Arguayoda-Las Acacias Residential Neighborhood Association, recalls, “the councilor Sebastián Franquis continues to refuse to receive us.” He also points out that “Paola’s problem is the most serious of all, because the apartment was once put in the name of her ex-partner’s uncle, but almost all of us have an eviction order, I without going any further, already I have won two and now they intend to kick me out, not wanting to renew my lease after six years, as also happens with an 80-year-old lady”.