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Renting or Letting

1. Letting of a dwelling

The law differs between the letting of a dwelling, and other types of letting. A dwelling is normally your main residency. Other types of letting can be the letting of a garage, premises for business activities or cultural purposes, or it can be what we can call 'tourist letting' for shorter periods. However, if a dwelling has a garage, and this is mentioned in the contract, also the garage comes under the category of "dwelling".

The rules for the letting of a dwelling were changed with the new law that took effect from 1st of January 1995. The new law established a set of transition rules for the dwellings let out under previous legislation, and the new rules to be applied for the future.

For an owner, it is very important to know that a letting contract for a dwelling meant to last only for a year, can be prolonged for up to 5 years. This prolongation does not apply to a tourist letting, where the letting period is expressed in days, weeks or months, where the tenant does not bring any furniture or equipment and where he keeps his permanent dwelling somewhere else.

The only kind of dwelling exempt from this law is a "luxury dwelling" with more than 300 m2 or with an annual rent of more than 5 million pesetas. For such lettings the stipulations in the contract are deciding, and only if no contract exists, the stipulations of the law will apply.

 

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