Houses closed and abandoned for years in the neighborhoods of Carmen and Pontarrón, in Mula, begin to seriously threaten the structure of several adjoining homes, which already have dampness and cracks, both outside and inside.
The owner of the house number 39 on Carrer del Carmen, Gregorio Piñero, informed the Town Hall of Mula of the threat posed to his home by the situation in which two houses are closed and abandoned, to force the corresponding owners, to act and maintain these buildings , and thus stop the progressive deterioration of them and, therefore, of the adjoining houses. In this particular case, the houses are owned by a bank. In other cases, the owners are foreigners who have lived outside of Mula for years.
Ángeles Ortega, who has a house at number 10 on Cabezo Street, also fears that another property, contiguous to her own and in very poor condition, will seriously damage her home. For months the roof has been falling in, revealing part of the interior, which is causing damage and moisture, especially when it rains. Mrs Ortega went to the technical office to report the situation, given the danger it presents to pedestrians and neighbors. In total, more than twenty houses are abandoned in these two historic neighborhoods of the city. Some have no doors, no windows, no bars and are located in Mizas, Altos Mizas, Salitre, Altos Campillas, del Carmen and Placeta del Pontarrón streets. Several uninhabited buildings have become a refuge for drug addicts.
Currently, the Ministry of Development, along with municipal services, evaluate 65 cases for the renovation of 50 homes.