View Full Version : Finance They'd like to take the shirt off your back

17-09-2013, 09:43
September 17, 2013

Several activists from the Tenerife group, Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH), stripped down to their underwear in a Santa Cruz branch of the Santander bank yesterday to protest against evictions.

Literally demonstrating that the banks would like the shirt off your back and chanting slogans such as; ‘Not one more eviction,Enough! No more homeless, No more houses without people!’ and displaying a banner with the slogan “When they take everything - all you have left is yourself”.

The group was there to settle the 1,500 euro arrears of the Francisco Cardenas family to stop them being evicted.

The funds had been raised by the PAH together with the Candelaria People’s Solidarity group and the Facebook campaign “looking for a Robin Hood” (Se Busca a Robin Hood) under the cents for a miracle, #centimosparaunmilagro campaign, which has colleced more than 700 kilos of small denomination coins.

The organisations have so far managed to cover the overdue mortgage payments of four Tenerife families facing eviction.

18-09-2013, 03:52
I had been under the impression that by Govt. Decree, banks would not implement eviction threats?

18-09-2013, 08:30
Its a long complicated piece of legislation (as they all are :) http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2013/05/15/suvivienda/1368609856.html ) But as far as I can work out it applies to new mortages taken out and is NOT retroactive except in cases where the families comply with criteria of "extreme vunerability" and that is a delay of 2 years only not forever.
En el primer caso están incluidas las familias numerosas, las monoparentales con dos hijos a su cargo, las que tienen un menor de tres años y algún miembro con discapacidad o dependiente y las víctimas de violencia de género, así como aquellas en las que el deudor esté en paro y haya agotado las prestaciones por desempleo. Los requisitos económicos, como ya se ha mencionado, imponen que los ingresos de la unidad familiar no podrán superiores a 1.595,53 euros. El Ministerio de Economía calcula que aproximadamente 120.000 hogares cumplen con estas condiciones

21-09-2013, 10:49
Another one in Arrecife http://www2.rtvc.es/noticias/desahucio-en-arrecife-107603.aspx this woman had already paid half the mortgage before getting behind with payments