Becker had apparently neglected to pay a construction bill of €391,000 ($544,000) and the Spanish authorities confiscated the home.
Becker almost lost the villa over a similar case back in 2012, where around €276,162 ($384,780) was owed to a local gardening and landscaping company. In that case, Becker managed to scrape together the amount owing and keep the home.
Apparently back in 2007, Becker tried to sell the house for €15 million ($21 million) but didn't manage to find a buyer.
Reportedly Becker's economic problems arose due to a €24 million ($33 million) divorce case. With the latest case, should he wish to keep the villa, he would also be required to cough up an additional €24,000 ($33,441) in court fees and interest. To the source