File photo of Juan Carlos Castano turning on the television while awaiting eviction from his flat in Madrid

 
File photo of Juan Carlos Castano turning on the television while awaiting eviction from his flat in Madrid
Juan Carlos Castano, 43, turns on the TV in his emptied-out bedroom as he waits for the judicial commission to carry out his eviction in Madrid in this September 28, 2012 file photo. Castano, a Spanish national who came from his native Colombia to Spain in 2000, stopped making mortgage payments after becoming unemployed in late 2009. For more than a century, Spanish law has determined that if a person borrows money to buy a home, they can only be freed of the debt when it is repaid. Even in death, the debt is not cancelled. As the country enters another year of recession, calls are mounting for the system to be relaxed. But the banks worry this would damage their access to funds. Picture taken September 28, 2012. To match Insight SPAIN/MORTGAGE-REFORM REUTERS/Susana Vera/Files (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS REAL ESTATE)