Friday, January 11, 2008

British couple's Costa dream home is demolished

In the "this would really suck department", A British couple living in Spain have become the first expatriates to see their home demolished in a move that threatens thousands of properties built on the Costas.
Helen and Leonard Prior sold their home in Berkshire and spent £570,000 turning an area of barren scrubland into a villa with heated swimming pool and landscaped gardens. They named it "Tranquilidad" in expectation of how they would spend their retirement. But yesterday, a demolition ball turned their home of the past four years to rubble.
Last November Spain's socialist government vowed to pull down all illegally built property on 480 miles of Mediterranean coastline. STORY

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