Practising and Licensed Lawyer
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When looking to rent your Spanish property it is always advisable to seek legal help. Tenants may delay payment or refuse to pay. Even when the rental contract states that non-payment of the rent is a cause for the tenant to vacate the property, should he not choose to leave voluntarily the owner is faced with taking legal action in Spanish Courts, a lengthy process that terminates with Court Eviction and the owner eventually taking re-possession of his/her property. In the best case scenario, the property is left vacant, but in a good state of repair. In a large number of cases, the owner repossesses a property that has been left dirty, with missing or destroyed items of furniture and fittings. A large initial deposit should be contemplated in the contract, among other important clauses.
When looking to rent a Spanish property, it is also advisable to contact our office in order to ensure a favourable contract and most importantly, that the person renting you that property is actually its owner or person legally authorized by the owner to rent it.