Evictions in SpainLegal Process

Evictions in Spain have an game change by Ley 37/2011 in order to speed-up the process for removing a tenant from a property - or eviction.

Evictions in Spain

If there is no response from the tenant then the landlord may apply to court for an eviction order. Within that application, the landlord may offer the tenant the possibility of a cancellation of any outstanding rent as long as the tenant leaves the property within a certain period of time (which may not be less than 15 days).

At the same time a date is set by the court for eviction to take place unless there is an action by the tenant, such as payment of all outstanding rent, that would stop the eviction process. The tenant is give a period of 10 days to pay the rent or the eviction will take place.

It is also possible of course that the tenant opposes the eviction on some other grounds, in which case, the matter goes to a full hearing.

Before the court case begins, the eviction proceedings can be stayed by payment of the outstanding rent, assuming that it is the first time that eviction proceedings have been brought against the tenant by the landlord.

Upon obtaining a court order for eviction of a non-paying tenant and payment of the outstanding sums, the landlord may also seek the costs of the proceedings and any sums owed under contractual terms that provide for extra payments if the rent is delayed.

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38 Lawyers Offering Eviction Proceedings Services in Spain

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  • Suzanne Frankling
    Suzanne Frankling, Sabadell

    Raffaele was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He is also very friendly and his manner puts you at ease straight away. Yes I would use him again and in fact my sister uses his legal services as well.


    If you need a lawyer who speaks fluent English and Spanish (and Italian) and works on your legal matters professionally and without delay, then I strongly recommend contacting Raffaele.


    Oct 28, 2020
  • Raymond Dieset
    Raymond Dieset, Barcelona

    Very relaxed and not uptight. All very good.


    Sep 18, 2020
  • Wayne Leatherbarrow
    Wayne Leatherbarrow, Costa Blanca

    Confident, articulate, concise & polite. I've used eleven 'abogados' to date, all pale behind Jose. 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.

    I'm happy, Thank you.


    Sep 01, 2020
  • Tony Johnson
    Tony Johnson, Marbella

    Francisco is a true professional; super efficient and completely fluent in English. He helped me with a difficult legal matter and took all the stress out the situation as well as providing a pragmatic path to resolution...precisely what you need from a lawyer/abogado.


    The service I received from Francisco was first class. I cannot think of any areas that could have been improved.


    Aug 05, 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
  • Jeremi Hazan
    Jeremi Hazan, Israel

    Francisco is a good men and honest. Did the job perfect.


    Dec 21, 2017
  • 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
  • M.D.
    M.D., Puerto Banus

    The solicitor provided was bilingual. He was extremely helpful and couldn’t have done more for me.


    The service provided was effective and he kept me up to date as to the progress.


    Oct 18, 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