No danger to property ‘owned’ by Kuwaitis in Spain

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‘Circulated video may be old or a fabrication’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: The Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait HE Miguel Moro Aguilar was quoted as saying recently there is no danger to Kuwaiti property in Spain, reports Al-Rai daily. He said this after a video went viral showing a couple occupying a house allegedly belonging to a Kuwaiti and added, he has not received any complaint in this regard from Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, the diplomatic sources told the daily most Kuwaiti homes in Spain are located in high-end areas and ruled out the possibility of such a thing happening.

However, the sources stated there may be a case of taking possession of an abandoned house or unguarded apartment in villages or areas far from the capital, the process, which the sources called ‘squatting’, but the rightful owner gets possession once a complaint is filed because Spain is a country governed by laws.

The source pointed out ‘squatting’ happens in a number of European countries, where people enter abandoned homes and live there for long periods, and the police can only remove them from the property by order of the court, which can take several months, and often the ruling is eviction from the property in the event the owner submits documents proving his ownership of it,” reassuring that “there is no danger to Kuwaitis’ property in Spain or any other European country.” Ambassador Aguilar suggested the video circulated may be old or a fabrication.

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