Monday, February 23, 2009 increased during 2008 by 67% over the previous year, consultations and procedures relating to leases and housing issues. This was stated by the Secretary General of the Association of Maria de los Reyes Rueda Serrano after the conclusion of the comparative statistics conducted in 2007 and 2008. Over the past year there was an evident increase in the number of inquiries from individuals who attended the Association to be advised and if necessary ask for a lawyer for actions related to the issue of leasing and problems associated with housing. . Many landlords consulted their homes because they wanted to rent but were afraid empty. They showed their apprehensions since the Act of Urban Leases Act 29/1994 of November 29 does not protect them or pamper them too much, because it requires them to agree on a term that takes the time to five years, as foreseen in art. 9 LAU. Since even less time than is agreed, the contract is extended compulsory for the owner by annual installments if they so want the tenant. Must notify the landlord one month before the contract ended his desire not to prolong it, because otherwise the contract will be extended for annual periods up to three years more, if the tenant does not give up unilaterally.
Another possibility offered by the Act to make a seasonal lease, provided that their destination is different from meeting the continuing need for housing that provides the art. 2 of LAU. Can be for example a lease other than housing, hiring students, foreigners who come to pursue their studies of 1 year, a master, or companies that leased a house for a manager.