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a friend of mine is part of a community of mixed commercial and residential properties. at the general meeting ( where he was not present) has decided to spend €50,000 on works to reform damage to several locales ,some of which are in arrears of several thousand euros. guess who is getting the work ? yup el presidente.supposedly several prices have been obtained .my friend has called an extraordinary meeting to find out hat is going on .
is there any one out there who has knowledge of this kind of behaviour ,is it legal ? please give your thoughts
 

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a friend of mine is part of a community of mixed commercial and residential properties. at the general meeting ( where he was not present) has decided to spend €50,000 on works to reform damage to several locales ,some of which are in arrears of several thousand euros. guess who is getting the work ? yup el presidente.supposedly several prices have been obtained .my friend has called an extraordinary meeting to find out hat is going on .
is there any one out there who has knowledge of this kind of behaviour ,is it legal ? please give your thoughts
if there was a properly advertised meeting with a quorum of voting residents present & the issue was voted upon - & the vote was to give him the contract - then it's legal

if however the meeting wasn't advertised in the required manner & a quorum wasn't present then no - it isn't legal


as to what the required quorum is & the required manner of advertising the meeting is - that will be in the community regulations
 

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There should be an administrator who is present at the meetings and handles all the paperwork, rules nad regulations described by Xabia so you should be able to get in touch with her/ him.
Also, if you can't be present at a meeting you can give your vote to someone else if you want.
 

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Yes there are quite a few of these situations happening where we live to. Corruption os rife here in Spain.
a friend of mine is part of a community of mixed commercial and residential properties. at the general meeting ( where he was not present) has decided to spend €50,000 on works to reform damage to several locales ,some of which are in arrears of several thousand euros. guess who is getting the work ? yup el presidente.supposedly several prices have been obtained .my friend has called an extraordinary meeting to find out hat is going on .
is there any one out there who has knowledge of this kind of behaviour ,is it legal ? please give your thoughts
 

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We live in Casares ad the whole area is corrupt and we all have problems with lack of completion of projects, corrupt committees what cn we all do. Move back to UK????
Yes, there is corruption, far too much -one instance is too much. But to say the 'whole area' is corrupt is overstating the case.

The majority of politicians, local government officers, businesspeople and officers of communities are not corrupt. Some are incompetent, some are idle, true...but it's grossly unfair to tar all these people with the same brush.

The fact that major trials, some involving over a hundred defendants, are or have been taking place in Andalucia and the rest of Spain, most of them resulting in convictions and prison sentences, shows that Spain is aware of the persistence of corruption and is determined to root it out. It is not some Eastern European tinpot dictatorship where corruption and malpractice start at the very top and is widely tolerated if not encouraged.

The example of the arrest of leading members of Casares Ayto, the huge 'Malaya' trial in Marbella and the forthcoming Estapa trial in Estepona, brought to light by the previous Mayor David Valadez, demonstrate the determination to root out this cancer on local democracy and business life.

But corruption isn't confined to Town Halls and business deals. Every time you avoid IVA by paying cash or participate in the black economy-paying people cash-in-hand or working on the black - you are part of that culture of corruption and perpetuating it.

Corruption lives side-by-side with authoritarian government. That's why it's prevalent in the former socialist bloc countries and autocratic South American and African regimes.

We should give Spain credit for recognising and tackling this evil. It is not a banana republic.
 

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Is the UK any better??? It pretends to be, but IMO it just wraps its corruption up with fancy names, smoke and mirrors lol!!!

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Yes. The UK IS better. Corruption in local government and business life is noway as widespread as in other countries.
That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. But we don't accept it as the norm and detect and severely punish those guilty of malpractice.

As Chris Huhne, his wife, Rebekka Brooks and the NOW stable of liars and hackers and a clutch of imprisoned MPs of all parties have discovered. Not to mention such famous local government con-men of the past as John Poulson and T.Dan Smith.

In my four decades in politics I came across many allegations of corruption of various kinds but NEVER a proven case.
 

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CHECK FIRST...... But, I believe that any member of the community who is in dept to the community, does have the right to attend the annual meeting but does not have the right to vote.

We found that owners (local people with locals) who owed a lot of community fees, were voting for modernizations. When this was brought to the administrations notice (as if they didn't already know), an emergency meeting was held and the previous vote was canceled.
 
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