Does the Uber ruling affect online platforms for the sale and/or rental of real estate in Spain?

The recent Preliminary Ruling of 20th December 2017 from the EUCJ (European Union Court of Justice) raises the question of whether the solution of the European court can be applied to other online platforms that intervene in different markets, specifically in the real estate market for the sale and … [Read more...]

5 Questions on the effects of Brexit when buying, owning and selling property in Spain

Will I still have rights to buy and own a property in Spain? Of course yes, your acquisition rights will remain intact. Ownership rights as regulated in our Civil Code are the same regardless of nationality. Will I still have rights to rent it out? Again, of course, rental rights are … [Read more...]

The Plenary of the Spanish Supreme Court ruled on a multi-currency mortgage on November 15th, 2017

What was the case about? The ruling puts an end to a litigation that began when Caixa Bank, formerly Barclays, cancelled in an anticipated manner on the mortgage loan in yen, given the impossibility of the borrowers to meet the payments. The judgment of first instance declared the partial … [Read more...]

Spain’s Supreme Court Administrative Chamber sets new doctrine on punishment to banks by Administration

Supreme Court Judgment 1157/2017, of September 16th, has established as a doctrine that the Administration can sanction the use of abusive clauses in contracts with consumers and users without prior judicial pronouncement by the Civil Judge. The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the High … [Read more...]

Can I withdraw from the rental contract before the deadline set in the contract?

Art. 11, amended by Law 4/2013, regarding the withdrawal of the contract in housing leases, sets: Requirements: - The tenant can withdraw once six months have elapsed from the duration of the contract, regardless of whether it has a longer period or not to the three years established in art. … [Read more...]

Spain’s Supreme Court applies law 57/68 to urban illegalities

In a recent judgment dated 12th September 2016, the Supreme Court states that if either nullity or cancellation of the contract of sale of illegal housing is requested, Law 57/68 and its entire body of doctrine apply. Due to the masterful interpretation recently being applied to Law 57/68 cases … [Read more...]

Property Rentals in Andalucia

Main features of a Tourism Rental: Tourism channels are offered: travel agencies, brokers, organized tourist services and any other channels in which the possibility to book the accommodation is included. Property is located on residential land. Those properties on Tourism Land will not be … [Read more...]

Nullity of mortgages on illegal properties

A thinking after finding some excellent Court Decisions by Appeal Courts (Burgos is always great on protecting consumers rights of off plan buyers): Nullity of sale due to lack of consent by the buyer as he did not know or knew wrongly on important features of the property BRINGS ATTCHED the … [Read more...]

Renting Your House In The Canary Islands

RENTING YOUR HOUSE IN CANARY ISLANDS   If you are a property owner in Canary Islands and:   Your villa has been included into a tourism planning, it will have to meet the minimum legal complementary equipment, accessibility and adapted mobility requisites and to be oriented to the … [Read more...]

Renting Your House In Asturias

RENTING YOUR HOUSE IN ASTURIAS If you are a property owner who rents his property at lease once a year , through tourism channels in ASTURIAS: You need to know: The unit cannot be classified as : hotel, tourist apartment, rural house, and tourist lodgings. You provide lodging service for … [Read more...]

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