Letting & Renting

16 Feb My boyfriend and I are a non-married cohabitating couple living in a rented house for more than two years and the renting contract is just in his name. Can the landlord legally dispossess me out of the house when my boyfriend dies?

No he cannot.  It is important that at the time it happens you notify the landlord about the decease of your boyfriend and about your wish to subrogate in the renting contract in a maximum term of three months after your boyfriend’s death. In such...

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09 Aug Are private vendors and private landlords exempt from the Decreto 218/2005 law concerning information to be provided to comsumers in the sale and rental of homes in Andalucía?

No, they are not. Even if the principal rules and regulations of  Decreto 218 mainly apply to real estate professionals, there are still some obligations for the private owners and landlords. Due to its capital public interest we include here an English translation of the Decreto...

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16 Mar My rental contract does not mention any tenant’s address other than the rented property. Where should I send him an official notice if I know he is not there?

The recently approved new Reform of the Law for Leases ( Ley 19/2009) has solved this old dilemma. It clearly indicates that in case the parties have not stated otherwise, the tenant’s address for official notices is the rented property. And this is so regardless...

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