No pilgrim we did not know anything, like thousands of other owners, the only way we found out was somebody posted that we must find the BOC in Tenerife on line, which is the legal postings issued by the Government in Tenerife in Spanish & to try & find your NIE or your name & you were given 10 DAYS to reply. This was for people who mostly lived abroad, they did not notify us at our home address. If you were not in your property when the fines were issued they were taken back to the post office
The original fine was 18,000.00 Euro, we have had to employ a Spanish lawyer which has cost us almost 2,000.00 Euro to get it reduced so far to 13,800.00 Euro & as I said we along with all the other owners have had to lodge this in the Tenerife Court Bank. (ONE EASY WAY OF GETTING MONEY INTO THEIR BANK).
We have just returned from Tenerife following a month over there & I know May/June are the quite months, but it was like a ghost town in 20+ years we have never seen the restarunts,bars,supermarkets & roads so empty. I just hope the locals realize that it is their Government along with the Hotel groups that has caused them to loose their jobs & economic down fall of their Country, all for some hairbrained Idea that they are going to turn the Canaries into a 5* all Inclusive resort. What they have forgotten is that it is "US" the holiday maker that decides what we want NOT THEM