Arona Ayuntamiento has announced that it is starting the procedure to declare the derelict and squatter-filled so-called Casa del Peña – the “House of the Rock” – on the bay in Los Cristianos a “ruin”. The council’s Urbanism department will then evict any occupants for safety reasons and cordon the property off. The house has become notorious as both an eyesore and the domain of squatters, some considered drug users, and others dangerous – it was the home, for example, of Deyan Deyanov, who committed probably the most horrendous crime Los Cristianos has ever seen when he killed Jennifer Mills-Westley. The move has been made at the joint instigation of Arona Policía Local and the council’s own Environment department. Arona’s Planning department head Carmelo García said that the property’s owner will be notified, as will the department of Costas since the building occupies public coastal territory. I would say that this means the building has its days very clearly numbered.