Spanish land grab law
The issue of the Spanish land grab law revolves around three classifications of land – land already urbanised, land suitable for urbanisation and rural land. As in any developing country, Spanish rural land is sometimes re-classified by the local authorities as suitable for urbanisation (development).
What about Alicante and Valencia?
Unfortunately, in the Valencia area of Spain the land grab law was badly drafted. In Alicante it was allowing a small number of developers and local authorities to exploit the situation, principally in coastal areas where land is in shorter supply and values are at their highest. It led to land expropriation of innocent private owners and compulsory payments for roads, streetlights and so on.