Legal Q & A
In this third and final article we are looking at the rights and responsibilities of property owners in Spain, we look at the rules that regulate Community meetings.
I am splitting-up with my partner and I am wondering about the lease on our apartment. The lease is currently in my name. Who has rights to the apartment?
Following reforms carried out to the Spanish Penal Code in 2010 and 2015 corporations may now be liable for the actions of their employees.
Many property purchasers in the Valencia Region may be able to claim against an illegal tax demand made by the Valencia Tax Agency
Conscious of the difficult financial situation in which many people find themselves, judges are nowadays prepared to permit somewhat surprising reductions in child maintenance and alimony provisions, previously agreed by the parents of the child or awarded by the court.
if your tenant decides to begin carrying-out a business activity in the rented property. In this case , you have the obligation to deduct VAT and then make the corresponding quarterly VAT declarations to the Spanish Tax Office.
if your tenant decides to begin carrying-out a business activity in the rented property. In this case , you have the obligation to deduct VAT and then make the corresponding quarterly VAT declarations to the Spanish Tax Office. Source: Advocate Abroad
The Decree provides that inspections will take place and that the owners of any property in which this activity is taking place, and that is not registered, will be liable to a fine of between 2001 € to 18,000 €.
if the deceased was not resident in Spain , heirs not resident in Spain can apply the rules of the Autonomous Community in which the majority value of their assets are located. If the heirs are resident in Spain , the rules of the Autonomous Community where they reside shall apply.
Some tips for Tenants on how to avoid problems with the return of their deposit when leaving a Rented Property in Spain.
for the tax benefits available and the simplicity of the subsequent registration procedure, such agreements should be clearly incorporated into the Divorce Agreement
Many properties from the beginning of the 20th century do not follow the current legal system. For example, some of them do not even comply with the urban development plan
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For EU citizens, only the costs that are directly related to the generation of the rental income are deductible (e.g. agents fees, cleaning, laundry, repairs and maintenance).
A judgment by the Spanish Supreme Court, of the 25th of November, 2015, has invalidated as ‘usurious’ a contract for ‘revolving credit’ offered by a finance company that provided access to ‘Fast Loans’ with interest rates up to 24.6% APR (Annual Percentage Rate).
If an amicable agreement cannot be reached or if the solution offered by the company or professional is not satisfactory, then the customer can then submit a formal complaint via an Official Complaints Form
Compared with the traditional means of reliable notification, the BuroSMS is ecological, much faster, safer and easier to use. Besides not having to leave their workplace, the cost is considerably lower than Burofax or registered letter.
It is worth noting that nowadays this tax is somewhat questionable …for this reason… some Courts have expressed opposition to the interpretation of the law by the Town Halls, considering that in order for the Plus Valia tax to be payable, it is necessary for there to exist a real increase in the value of the property.
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In some cases, in my opinion, it might be maintained that it would be possible to enforce terms of a separation when the spouses have decided to live apart and have agreed verbally such terms as, for example, child maintenance payments.