CATRAL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Contributor / 2012-03-06 09:13:18
Dear Sir, I write on behalf of the management committee of CACAU.
In the past you have published sympathetic articles regarding the problems faced by purchasers of homes in Catral which the authorities now deem to be ‘illegal.’ These problems are still not resolved so I am writing to ask if you will now publish the following information for the attention of affected homeowners who may not otherwise be aware of it.
The residents association CACAU represents many, but not all affected homeowners in Catral. It is a legally registered association and retains the services of a Spanish solicitor who is an expert in urbanistic law. It was established in 2006 and since then has worked continuously, on behalf of its members, to find an acceptable solution to legality problems. It has ongoing dialogue with the authorities and seeks to minimise any adverse impact on homeowners that any solutions to problems proposed by the authorities may have.
At the present time we are entering a crucial developmental phase and, because we believe there is strength in numbers, we believe our negotiating position will be strengthened if we have more members. We therefore seek to invite affected homeowners who are not CACAU members to join us.
The next Annual General Meeting, (AGM), of CACAU takes place on Wednesday, 28th March 2012 and begins at 6.30pm. It will be held in the restaurant of the new Marjal Costa Blanca Camping Club located on the outskirts of Catral. Our Association Solicitor will be in attendance to inform members of the latest position regarding the house legalisation processes presently being discussed and to answer any questions. – This is a closed meeting and only CACAU members are admitted. However, none members wishing to join may enrol prior to entry. They will then immediately enjoy the full benefits available to members and be entitled to full voting rights at the meeting.
The annual subscription fee for the ensuing year is set 15 Euros per household, (i.e. the house is the member), and all adult occupants of the property, regardless of number, enjoy full membership benefits. – This charge equates to less than the cost of one cup of coffee per household, per month, over a period of 12 months, and we submit it represents excellent value for money.
In return for their subscriptions CACAU undertakes the following activities on behalf of its members: -
- Collation of current information re house legality issues
- Translation and Interpretation of that information by an expert
- Verification of information
- Distribution of information to members. - (This is achieved by way of a regular newsletter delivered by e-mail or by hand and published on our website, and by way of closed ‘members only’ meetings.)
We also undertake to maintain transparency in all our activities and to produce annual accounts, properly audited, for the information of members.
Any other problems members may have are dealt with in whatever manner is deemed to be most appropriate at the relevant time and they have access to committee members for advice, by telephone or e-mail, at all times.
Any none member who wishes to join and is unable to attend the AGM can arrange to do so by contacting CACU via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 636 804 944.
The management committee of CACAU would be grateful if you could you please help us to bring the foregoing to the attention of as many affected homeowners as possible via your letters page.
Thank you for your assistance.
J. E. Ruddy