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28 May 2017 12:05 AM by Jimmychoo1 Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Just want to share a friendly advise to those who intend to rent their properties long term."-( in spain long term rent is around 6 months to 13 months , with a written contract)

please think very hard....- under spanish civil law , in my experience the tenants/renter are more protected than the property owner.

always hire a professional or a lawyer for contracts....better safe than sorry.

Our apartment was new, never lived in, thru good references we rented long term,...

the issues , troubles that goes with long term not worth The amount of money you get.

i would rather have my place empty, or rented as holiday weekly rent,,,,NEVER ever long term rent again.


Our renter had good references, was a co worker of my friend, paid rent on decent times. Sometimes delayed payment. When we decided not to renew the rental after a year, as we decided to use the apartment ourselves. we could  not force them to leave the apartment on time, until they can find a new home,( took another year us to  wait!) 


Pls be careful and think hard...(.more so if your tenants had children! ) 



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28 May 2017 1:35 PM by BREXIT Star rating. 41 posts Send private message

All part of the game. Greed got the better of you. Did you just want to kick them out on the street?.


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28 May 2017 2:38 PM by Jimmychoo1 Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Brexit, thanks for your polite reply.

 no not At all. We gave 4 months notice as normal...not throw people out! Its 3 months in contract.


I just want to share with good intentions, if you want to rent out long term , be very thorough ( which i was not) specially if your are living outside the country. Its hard to control situations specially more when you are a thousand miles away!





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30 May 2017 9:05 AM by mariadecastro Star rating in Algeciras (Cadiz). 9389 posts Send private message

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Fully agree with you.

1. Rental Act protects home renters so, if you are not careful enough and sign a contract that can be considered a " home rental", you can fall into a 3 years obligatory extension period with the tenant.

2. Eviction process in Courts is slow for solving this type of problems which need a more speedy solution



Maria L. de Castro, JD, MA



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01 Jun 2017 10:35 AM by briando55 Star rating in Yorkshire. 1982 posts Send private message


Im thinking your making a distinction between home rental or holiday rental?   

If so what is the longest holiday rental a landlord can offer in a lease or contract?


Best wishes, Brian


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01 Jun 2017 10:59 AM by mariadecastro Star rating in Algeciras (Cadiz). 9389 posts Send private message

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Criterium for differencing between holiday rental and home rental is not time. It is how the contract is agreed and named by parties.

An example might add clarification: You can have a 12-18 months rental contract which is a seasonal contract as parties have agreed so and therefore not being subjected to obligatory extensions and, you can have the same 12-18 months contract  which has clearly agreed and signed as a home rental and therefore being under obligatory extensions of Urban Rental Act.


Maria L. de Castro, JD, MA



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