Evicting a tenant in spain may take a long time even under the new laws.
Criticism of the ineffectiveness of the new law of Express Eviction has come from a number of different sources.
The problem appears to be that the courts are so backed-up that despite the law permitting an eviction to take place in 60 days, the reality is more like one year in certain areas of Spain given the lack of judicial resources.
Of course these delays have been compounded by the increase in proceedings brought about by the current economic crisis.
So, while the legislation had a good intent, in facilitating faster evictions and thereby facilitating a bigger rental market for prospective tenants, it seems at the moment it is failing in its primary objective due to a lack of resources.
In any case, if you are a landlord who is not receiving rent for a property that is being leased, the best way to proceed is to seek legal advice and initiate proceedings as soon as possible.
In this way you will be able to obtain the return of the property in the shortest period of time and, with luck, the courts in your area of Spain are not too backed-up.