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07-05-2009, 04:28 PM

I have a Spanish property, we took on tenants early this year, they paid 3 months rent but are now in arrears of nearly 4 months. I've spoken to them a number of times and they keep coming back with excuses, at first they seemed genuine. Unsure now.

They have signed a contract and we have a copy of their photo ID.

What are our options if they decide not to pay the arrears? All suggestions very welcome, as this is extremely frustrating. Thanks.

Lawbird Lawyer
07-06-2009, 02:13 PM
Dear Sir/Madam,

I strongly suggest you read my article on the matter:

How to Evict a Tenant who is not Paying the Rent (http://www.marbella-lawyers.com/articles/showArticle/spain-tenant-not-paying-rent-spanish-property) - 17 Dec 2007

Regardless if the tenancy is short or long term, you will need to have them evicted. I take for granted your tenancy agreeement had no arbitration clause.

In which case you would have to hire a litigation lawyer to initiate the formal eviction procedure.

We can offer you our Tenant Eviction for a Spanish Property (http://www.lawbird.com/services/view/26/Tenant-Eviction-for-a-Spanish-Property):

Who is it intended for:

This service is provided to landlords that have a non-paying tenant in their Spanish property (either a dwelling or commercial premises).

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Analysis of the case and legal advice.
Preparing and filing your suit.
Dealing with court proceedings.
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What are the steps ?

We will first try to reach an amicable agreement.

If this fails, we resort to taking legal action. It generally takes a year or less to have the tenant evicted.

If you are interested please contact us. (http://www.lawbird.com/services/contact)