What happened to the lawsuit against the Ciudades Unesco subdivision in San Miguel de Allende?

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The collective complaint against the company that offers the homes of the Ciudades Unesco subdivision is supported by the municipal government of San Miguel de Allende.

In fact, the IMUVI announced that they are open to guide people who have that concern. Currently, the subdivision is closed for non-compliance with conditions.

The case of the Ciudades Unesco subdivision in San Miguel de Allende

In May 2023, the municipal government announced that the Ciudades Unesco subdivision had been reactivated and announced that the first homes would be delivered in June of that year, as well as the construction of 100 more houses.

This social housing subdivision began in 2021 during the previous municipal administration (2018-2021) but, according to the current government, it started its operation irregularly, since it obtained its permit to sell without having covered the previous urban planning procedures, such as trace and urbanization permits.

The government headed by Mauricio Trejo announced in May 2023 that, to give legal certainty to the citizens who had bought and who are going to buy, this housing development was stopped. This with the aim of the Municipal Housing Institute (IMUVI) providing professional accompaniment to the developer company, to comply with the procedures previously omitted.

At that time, it was announced that, with this reactivation, the first homes would be delivered in June and 100 homes were projected to be built in 2023, with the construction of modules of 22 houses, each with a cost of $750 thousand pesos, with a prototype of one level (6.5 x 12.5 m), with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, service patio and possibility of extension to 3 rooms.

In August of that same year, Correo reported that the Renovo S.A. de C.V. Real Estate Company had allegedly defrauded at least 50 people, with the unfulfilled promise of homes in the Ciudades Unesco subdivision. In 2022, the pre-sale began with the commitment that the first properties would be delivered in February 2023. In December 2022, a family from the State of Mexico went to the pre-sale area of ​​the Ciudades Unesco Subdivision, located in San Miguel de Allende.

Ana decided to buy a one-story house with 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room and bathroom located on what would be Trinidad Street. On December 6, she paid 2 thousand pesos to set aside the house and in January she paid the rest of the 650 thousand pesos that it cost, along with the signing of the contract, but they never gave her the house.

Ricardo Morales, project manager, declared in August 2023 that there were delays in this subdivision, but that at the end of September or beginning of October the first 44 homes of the Ciudades Unesco subdivision would be delivered. However, that did not happen.

Now, the municipal government announced that to recover the Ciudades Unesco subdivision, it supports the complaints of the San Miguel residents.

“With a nullity lawsuit to the trust before the Civil Court, the Municipal Housing Institute (IMUVI) will establish a lawsuit against the real estate developer company, called Proyectos Inmobiliarios Renovo, with the purpose of reintegrating the property to the institute’s assets and generating affordable housing for citizens, “he announced through a statement.

He assured that this legal action will strengthen the collective complaint by the San Miguel residents before the State Attorney General’s Office (FGEG), where it is indicated that the person responsible for the damages return the amount invested to the buyer as a complaint for repair of economic damages; that is, that Renovo returns the money that the San Miguel residents invested for the concept of advance purchase or total purchase of said homes.

This legal action refers that it can be resolved through a sentence or through an agreement of early termination of the contract established according to what is established by the Penal Code and the National Code of Criminal Procedures.

Source: Periodico Correo