TOGETHER WE ADD

Today we had the pleasure of attending as speakers, to the meeting organized by the RANDSTAD FOUNDATION, on behalf of our client SEASIDE HOTELS, to collaborate with inclusion and equal opportunities.

It is a pleasure to collaborate with this great initiative and to publicize the policies that companies can adopt in matters of disCapacity and for the fulfilment of law.

20 Marzo.-März.-March.-

  • La primavera se abre camino, también en nuestra oficina
  • Spring is here and visit our office too)
  • Der Frühling ist da und besuch auch unseres Büro

RECENT NEWS REGARDING URBAN LEASES

Royal Decree-law 7/2019, of 1 March, on urgent measures in the area of ​​housing and rent, introduces modifications in different normative provisions in order to adopt certain measures that affect the exercise of the constitutional right to decent and adequate housing.

In particular, amongst others, Royal Decree partially modifies legislation regarding Urban leases, including the following news:

  • Duration of the lease:

The law modifies the duration of the mandatory and tacit extension of the contract. Mandatory extension period is set at five years, exception made in cases in which the lessor is a legal entity (company), where a period of seven years applies. Regarding tacit extensions, the law states that, upon the expiration date of the contract or any of its extensions, and after the expiration of the mandatory extension period, if there is no communication from any of the parties regarding willingness not to renew it – to be communicated within certain deadlines-, the contract will be extended annually for three more years.

  • Guarantee amounts:

Maximum amounts of additional guarantees that the lessor can request – either through deposit or bank guarantee- are set at two monthly installments of income, unless in cases of long-term contracts. If the lessor is a legal entity will have to pay for any expenses of real estate management and formalization of the contract.

  • Updating the price of the rent:

During the duration of the contract, the price of the rent will be updated taking in consideration the Spanish Consumer Price Index (IPC).

SUPPORTING SOCIAL PROJECTS

Last Friday we had the pleasure of attending and actively collaborating in a charity event in favor of Barrios Orquestados held jointly with the Honorable Consul of Finland, Mrs. Maritta Kettunen, in which also participated  the Consular Corps of Las Palmas, the Rotary Club of Arucas and the Finnish Church, among others. “This social project of pedagogical nature for artistic purposes create orchestras in peripheral neighborhoods with special needs at a sociocultural level and where culture does not arrive”.

https://barriosorquestados.org
(Photo: in standing position our lawyer Saturia Ortega and sitting Ms. Maritta Kettunnen along with other attendees to the event)

OUR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

It is good to read before signing!

Today, apparently, contracts can even be downloaded online, however, not all the models we find in the network can be adapted to our specific case.

That is why it is more advisable to let a professional assess the obligations that we must comply with later, in order to avoid surprises.

SUPREME COURT.- FAMILY LAW

The Spanish Supreme Court (Decision No. 630/2018, Civil Chamber), from November 2018, clarifies several important aspects regarding joint custody between two parents.

Firstly, it states that joint custody, far from being an exceptional regime, it is the one that most favors the contact of minors with their parents and the one that most protects the interests of minors. However, the Court clarifies that this regime does not necessarily entail an equal distribution of the time parents spend with their children, although it intends a distribution as equitable as possible, and balanced according to the working hours of parents.

On the other hand, the Court also clarifies that for the allocation of the family home in the shared custody regime, it is necessary to value which interests are in need of most protection, and these are those of the minors. Therefore, the Supreme Court agrees that awarding the family home to any of the parents does not proceed in the event that by their own means they can provide their children with adequate housing according to their needs.