The ten families of the building located in El Cardonal, in Buenavista del Nortewhich a few months ago managed to stop your eviction, have seen how this morning the operators of the electricity supply company proceeded to cut off the power of the property. The administrative situation of the building had been waiting for the new owner to formalize the purchase of the apartments, once the eviction planned last May had been halted, an operation that according to the information that the residents have could be formalized in October this year.
The neighbors assure that they have not received no notification about the outage carried out, neither they nor their lawyer, and that, although they have tried to obtain an explanation from the workers and the Civil Guard agents who accompanied them, they have not received a response.
“We are going to the court to denounce this situation and request protection measures to restore the service. Here there are minors and people with a high degree of dependency who have been left without electricity, on a Friday, in August, there is no right”, lamented one of the affected neighbors, Melody Salazar.
As this neighbor explains, they have also contacted the mayoress, Eva García, who has told them to go to court to report the power outage, of which the City Council apparently was not informed either. “We have asked the mayor to at least provide us with a generator in case this situation is not fixed quickly because we cannot be without electricity, we have everything electric.”
They insist that their rights are being violated by not notifying them that the supply cutoff was going to take place. On other occasions, when they have also tried to cut off the power, the neighbors have been able to take the necessary steps to avoid the cut.
The history of these families dates back more than a decade, when a group of neighbors signed up to rent a privately-promoted Officially Protected home with an option to buy in a four-building Roycasa development.
In order to legalize them, it was necessary for them to have an exit to the General Highway TF-42. The company managed to get the Cabildo de Tenerife to give it permission to execute a provisional one and was able to legalize only two of them and the others remained closed, since, despite being finished, they did not have all the permits to be inhabited.
Apparently, between 2012 and 2013, the City Council detected that the promoter had begun to rent those apartments with private contracts, a situation that the residents were warned about. Last year the promoter lost ownership of the building, which was acquired by a vulture fund and, from that moment, began its fight in the courts. They put an eviction release for October of last year, which was paralyzed and another in December, with the same outcome. The last attempt was in May, which has also been paralyzed.
Although the property was acquired by a vulture fund, until today the ownership of the light has not been changed or the work light fixed, and on three occasions the electricity supply company has tried to cut it off, a cut that they have done today cash. The current owner had withdrawn the complaint since she is negotiating the sale of the property, so it is likely that she has not updated the supply contracts while waiting to formalize the sale and that it is the new owner who does this process.