The leading real estate marketplace in Spain, idealista, has launched a new service that allows the creation and remote signing of rental contracts for real estate agencies, landlords and tenants. The service is easy to use and is free of charge.
When renting a house in Spain, many doubts and questions may arise, especially for expats and those moving to Spain for the first time. One question which comes up time and time again regarding rental contracts in Spain is regarding when a tenant can legally terminate his or her housing contract.
In 2020 the advantages of the Internet are endless and at the moment, we can take advantage more than ever due to the coronavirus outbreak which has left Spain housebound: you can comfortably buy food, clothes or gadgets without having to leave your home.
The Spanish government has approved an aid package of measures focusing on helping struggling rental tenants in the country. According to calculations made by the government, some 500,000 tenants could be affected by the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Spanish government has launched a series of measuress to "save" rental tenants who, due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cannot afford to pay rent. Some rental companies have already begun to apply rent arrears and even waivers for their tenants.
When signing a rental contract in Spain we have to make sure to pay attention because without realising we may sign clauses that, according to the Urban Leasing Law in force, are illegal and therefore null and void.