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Pay up or get out in 10 days

Posted by dolly diver on September 17, 2012
Posted in News about Tenerife 

Tenants who are in arrears with their rent can be evicted within ten days if they are not able to present a reasonable explanation before a judge.

This is just one of the measures contained in a bill entitled “Measures for Promoting Flexibility and Giving Impetus to the Rental Housing Sector”, which has been put into force, by the Spanish Council of Ministers.

In the past regulations forced the landlord to sue in court and obtain a judgment for eviction due to non-payment of rent. This was a very lengthy process, and right up to the last minute, the tenant could pay something and avoid eviction.

The new law sets a deadline of ten days for the tenant to pay their outstanding rent, and if they do not, a judge can terminate the contract immediately, without further proceedings.

The completion of the process will be by order of the judge, instead of a decree issued by the clerk of the court.

Help stop a fraudster

Posted by dolly diver on September 2, 2012
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Financial hardship is no excuse for claiming benefits you are not entitled to, benefit officials have warned, as they encourage Brits who suspect a fraudster to call the hotline in Spain.

Whether you live in Spain or the UK there’s no avoiding the current economic crisis but taxpayers’ money should go to those who need it most, not to a small percentage of Brits who have chosen to fund a life in Spain at the UK taxpayer’s expense.

Call the benefit fraud hotline 900 554 440  Read More

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