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Palma.—Builders and promoters in the Balearic Islands said yesterday that they agreed to the possibility of converting property that had originally been used as tourist establishments into homes.

However, they imposed conditions on their agreement by saying that they would assess each property on its merits, and carry out specific changes in accordance with town planning recommendations for each area. There will be no “blanket” approach to all, he said.

Builders Association President Gabriel Oliver said that the statement came in the wake of the separate issue of the Tourism ministry's plans to upgrade outdated hotel acccommodation.

Proprietors, who wish the establishments to remain as hotels, have apparently been told they will get tax relief if they actively take part in the financing of the upgrade to meet current tourism law.