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Author Topic: Spanish bank eviction policy - repossession insanity

Offline Nova

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« Reply #10 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 00:18 »
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« Reply #11 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 00:20 »
Probably the only language a bank will understand.  :whistle:
 until I return to Tenerife! :toothygrin:

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« Reply #12 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 00:58 »
There are now seven people on hunger strike camped outside Bankia, one of them left-wing Santa Cruz councillor José Manuel Corrales. This is a movement that seems to be growing.  JA
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« Reply #13 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 15:09 »
I was there this morning and yes the camp is getting bigger. The bank seemed to be closed and the Lady staging  the hunger strike was in a meeting with the bank. There was a PP deputy from the Government giving interviews and a large very vocal crowd.
Janet I have photos of this morning. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I just cannot get them loaded do you want me to e-mail them to you.

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« Reply #14 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 15:20 »
oh yes please, G ... and thank you!!

Meanwhile ...

Bankia has stopped three planned evictions in Tenerife, one of them the property of Carmen Omaña, the first of the hunger strikers in Santa Cruz. The spokesperson of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca de Tenerife announced the decision after a meeting between bank representatives and the man who is going to be heroized after this, Santa Cruz mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez. Sr Bermúdez yesterday pulled 1.5 million Euros out of the Ayuntamiento's accounts with Bankia and cut off all dealing with the bank on the part of the municipality.

Sra Omaña has said that she will accept the offer of moving to social housing with a flexible rent where her income, or lack of it, will be taken into account for rent assessment purposes. She expressed deep gratitude for the support she has received from the public. The bank tried to cover its back by insisting that these negotiations were not a platform for other cases, but specific to the people affected, but I don't think that anyone will believe that has any force at all. The bank has had to climb down, and it is thanks to the courage of Carmen Omaña, the other hunger strikers, and the mayor of Santa Cruz himself. JA
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« Reply #15 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 16:26 »
Janet I've sent them but I think they may have gone to Perikles account by mistake.  :undecided:

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« Reply #16 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 16:26 »
Great news  :clap:
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« Reply #17 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 20:29 »
There is a good summary of the case in El País, so it has become national news.
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« Reply #18 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 21:24 »
Sra Omaña has said that she will accept the offer of moving to social housing with a flexible rent where her income, or lack of it, will be taken into account for rent assessment purposes.

One question, what social housing?

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« Reply #19 on: Fri 9 Nov 2012, 22:06 »
Dunno, but presumably something to do with the Ayuntamiento ... or repossessed properties that the bank is letting out, perhaps in some deal with the council ...  :undecided:

edit: just found in the press that it's a rental from Bankia itself. Don't know how that works, but the banks have a few properties available at the moment .....
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