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A judge in Almelo has ruled that the sale of a hotel to house Albergen’s asylum seekers can proceed.

The owner Maria Olde Heuvel, who signed a contract with refugee accommodation COA two weeks ago, claims the contract is void because she did not know that the hotel and the unit in the field next to it could accommodate up to 300 people. did.

The COA took her to court on the date of the exchange and said they knew all along what the hotel would be used for. The organization hopes to begin conversion work as soon as possible to ease the pressure on Tel Aper’s refugee reception centre.

Asking for a COA, the judge told Olde Heuvel that he understood she was overwhelmed by the concern the sale had caused among Albergen residents.

“If you hadn’t sold the hotel, this turmoil wouldn’t have happened. You sold the hotel in good faith to a bona fide party. I was.

The first refugees are expected to arrive at the hotel within four weeks. COA chief Milo Schoenmaker told AD that it should be able to build good relationships with local residents.

But moods are high, and police are now investigating a suspected attempt to set the hotel on fire early Monday morning.

Tubbergen local council, whose power to decide refugee accommodation issues has been bypassed under new rules, is reportedly considering challenging the hotel’s environmental permit.

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