Spanish dream shattered
5:48am 31st March 2010
Imagine spending saving for your dream retirement home in Spain for Years only to have it taken away.
That is what has happened to a man from Pickering who moved to a house in the sun six years ago. Clifford Carter and his wife have had a letter saying their home's being repossessed by the Spanish authorities.
It boils down to a law from the 1980s, which states land within 100 metres of the sea is environmentally sensitive. That means it can be taken over by the state.
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