Known in Spanish as the Ley de Arrendamiento Urbano (LAU 29/1994) this law forms the basis of the rules that regulate landlord and tenants rights in Spain.
In Spain the leasing of a property for residential purposes is distinguished from other types of leases – such as commercial businesses, for example. A lease is said to be for residential purposes when it is satisfying the need for a permanent home for the tenant in a habitable property.
A residential letting having been determined, the LAU applies to the primary building as well as any other land or structures connected to the property.
LAU 29/1994 has been amended in a number of important respects – please see our blog post Tenancy Laws in Spain Overhauled to Boost Rental Market