ANOTHER STEP BACK TAKEN BY THE SUPREME COURT IN THE DEFENSE OF THE COSTUMERS

Over recent years costumer protection has suffered a spectacular increase, since, for years there were certain standards (Spanish and European) that protected costumers in a high degree. Those of us who have spent time studying costumer law and going to Courts could see how again and again these aforesaid standards were not applied, and I think that it is due to ignorance and distrust by a large part of the Judges. However, as a result of the mortgage claims, the system revolved completely and the judges initiated a new trend of costumer defence, which was expanded in a short period of time. And that was the context we had when […]

TEMPORARY REGULATION FOR BRITISH RESIDENTS BEFORE THE BREXIT

TEMPORARY REGULATION FOR BRITISH RESIDENTS BEFORE THE BREXIT

Despite the uncertainty in the United Kingdom about the effectiveness of Brexit and its effects, given the proximity of the 30th of March  2019 (which is the deadline to come to an agreement in order to separate from the European Union) and despite the fact that Spain has a government in office at the moment, last Saturday, the 2nd of March, the Official State Gazette published Royal Decree-law number 5/2019, of the 1st of March, regarding which provisional measures are adopted given the possibility that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland withdraw from the European Union without having previously reached the agreement included in Art. 50 of […]

INCREASE IN THE IBI TAX FOR UNOCUPPIED HOUSES

    The Royal Decree-law number 21/2018, issued on the 14th December, as a matter of emergencies in the matter of housing and rent, includes important changes in this area, mainly regarding the regulation of rents. I would like to highlight now an alleged increase in the tax burden for the “unoccupied property with permanent character”, as well as the modification of Article 72.4 of the Law on Local Taxes, which allows municipalities to demand a surcharge of up to 50% of the quota of the IBI tax. This is not a new issue, given that in the past there were several attempts to put it into practice, although our […]