Can you get non paying tenants out in 10 days?
03 January 2012 @ 23:40
By Andrés Díez Bronzini (Abogado & Rechtsanwal)
The Spanish law maker has changed the court proceedings with regards to non paying tenants against owners direct. Does this new law mean that the landlord can get his non paying tenant out in just 10 days?
Suppose your tenant is defaulting. It will take approximately 2 weeks from the day your lawyer files the claim for the overburdened court to take any decision.
If the court admits the eviction and payment claim, it will set a deadline of 10 days to the non paying tenant and force him to (1) pay the outstanding rent, (2) return the property to the landlord or (3) object the claim.
The tenant might choose a fourth option: simply do nothing and wait for the E-day (eviction day).
My pessimistic guess is as follows: based on the tenant´s decision, the proceedings may last, in the best case scenario, approximately one month; in the majority of cases it will take between 4 and 12 months. In the worst case scenarios it may take even more time to get the non paying tenants out. However, future cases will teach us the truth. Read the full article about spanish rentals and non paying tenants.