Expat couple to star on Channel 5 documentary about demolition of Spanish villa

Published:  22 Apr at 4 PM
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A British expat couple will appear on Channel 5’s Horror Homes to reveal all about how their dream villa in Spain was demolished.

Len and Helen Prior, who were living in the Andalucian town of Vera, saw their villa bulldozed on January 2008 because of “planning irregularities”.

Despite being in possession of the required documents which were signed by the local town hall, the Priors, from Berkshire, received a call informing them that their property was to be demolished.

Five years on in 2013, Helen told reporters that the situation made no sense and had become unbearable.

And as the summer of 2015 fast approaches, the Priors are still entangled in a legal battle over compensation and have revealed that they will be forced to file for bankruptcy should there be no further development in the near future.

The land, which they initially purchased for 152,000 euros, can no longer be built on so is virtually useless as far as the couple are concerned.

Len noted that it has not just been the money they have lost, but also the seven years of their lives they have been fighting this. He said that he had been angry day and night throughout that period and really just wanted someone to own up and admit they had made a mistake.
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