Evictions in SpainCriticisms of Express Eviction Process

Evictions in Spain

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.

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33 Lawyers Offering Eviction Proceedings Services in Spain

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  • Wayne Leatherbarrow
    Wayne Leatherbarrow, Costa Blanca

    Confident, articulate, concise & polite. I've used eleven 'abogados' to date, all pale behind Jose Sempre. One case I had lasted 12 years ! So I do believe that I know a little concerning the lugubrious trade today. The Best Rise to the Surface.

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    Sep 01, 2020
  • jake raby
    Jake Raby, Ibiza

    Cristina provided an excellent service throughout the process.


    During the initial telephone consultation, she provided clear advice about our legal position and options. She then dealt with the resolution of our property dispute efficiently and kept us informed regularly via email.


    Would definitely recommend to friends.


    Jun 01, 2020
  • Ilona Barta
    Ilona Barta, Torrevieja

    Inma was extremely helpful: she responded promptly and kept us up dated during our case every day. She possesses great negotiation skills that led to success in our case. Great value for money for complicated issue. Inma also made us clear about Spanish legislations and law that was helpful.


    Approachable and highly professional. Can't express enough our gratitude. We will definitely recommend Inma.


    Great service.


    May 29, 2020
  • Thijs Lethbridge
    Thijs Lethbridge, Murcia

    Maria is an extremely competent and professional lawyer, she helped with all aspects of work involved even going above and beyond in her line of duty. I will definitely use her again if I require a lawyer. Brilliant experience.


    Oct 23, 2019
  • Manoochehr Jafari-Nahad
    Manoochehr Jafari-Nahad, UAE

    Jose-Antonio was extremely helpful and prompt and also it was helpful that he could be contacted via social media like Whatsapp


    Oct 13, 2018
  • Colin Stuart Farmer
    Colin Stuart Farmer, UK

    Juan Ignacio met me in Almeria and with skill and persistence was able to deal with the eviction of a non paying tenant in a very short time, and avoided long and drawn out court processes.(The time factor was important because after gaining access it became apparent that the occupant was rapidly trashing the place.).


    At all times he maintained personal contact with continuous updates during the process.


    A great bloke, great job done and good value.

    Hopefully he can do the same for when I sell the place.


    Dec 15, 2017
  • Bjarne ten Harkel
    Bjarne ten Harkel, The Netherlands

    My lawyer Rossana is an honest person and highly professional. She is simpatico. I would definitely hire this lawyer again.


    Nov 22, 2017
  • Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brown, Qatar

    Francisco is extremely helpful, couldn’t have done more.


    He is absolutely first class and professional service. Provided over and above all my requirements.


    May 25, 2016
  • Allison Andrew
    Allison Andrew, Torrox

    My lawyer responded very quickly when contacted, and explained the appropriate legal solution to our problem, which very quickly had the desired effect.


    She had more or less fluent English and we would definitely use her services again.


    Nov 28, 2014
  • Ian H
    Ian H, UK

    Nothing was too much trouble, efficient and didn't charge for additional help when he could have done.


    Aug 06, 2014