Four children, all minors, spent five days, alone at home with the bodies of their parents – the bodies were discovered on Saturday the 23rd.
The Policia Nacional have arrested an entire family; the father, mother and son, for stealing everything out of the house that they had been renting – although paying the rent wasn’t actually high on their list-of-things-to-do.
When renting a property, it is not always obvious who has to pay for works in the premises. In Spain the law is clear about the responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant. Law 29/1994, applicable to both residential use and commercial use, makes the distinction between two types of works: Maintenance works and Improvement works.
A new law has come into force: the law 19/2009 of 23rd November regarding measures to enhance and streamline court processes for rentals and the energy efficiency of buildings. The new legislation attempts to streamline the proceedings to evict tenants who do not pay their rent.