The repair of the “Taro de Teguerey” has been approved further to the damage caused by the rain
Fuerteventura’s Cabildo has approved the start of the renovation, preservation and protection work required on the traditional agricultural building called “Taro de Teguerey”, located in the municipality of Tuineje, further to the heavy damage caused on the building by the latest rainfalls and storms. The renovation work is made possible thanks to the subsidiary execution decree from the Cabildo, because of the impossibility to notify and for the owners to provide irrefutable proof that complies with the obligation to preserve the building. This measure enables the Institution to take actions that will prevent further deterioration or total loss of the building, within the commitment of the Cabildo to guarantee the preservation of Fuerteventura’s Historical Heritage. On January 24th, the Heritage Inspection visited the building together with the Chief of the Cultural Heritage Department and the technician of the Cabildo’s Infrastructures’ Service to record the “serious state of disrepair” of the building. The survey indicates that the north and west walls “have totally collapsed”, and the south wall is in a serious situation of “disrepair and is leaning” and “its collapse could have very serious consequences”, technicians believe that there is an “imminent risk of total collapse of the building”. As per the current laws, the Cabildo has been empowered to take the required measures to protect and preserve the building, acting to prevent further damage and the possible collapse of the building. This administrative decree, which is required for the work to be carried out on the “Taro de Teguerey”, warns of the legal consequences that owners could face for not looking after buildings that belong to the local heritage, which could lead to a forced expropriation. In parallel, a case has been opened for the acquisition of the building, so that it can become part of Fuerteventura’s public heritage.