I signed a rental contract during the days in which the Royal Decree-Law on urgent measures in housing and rental matters was in force. Now that it has been repealed, do the conditions change? (Consultation by Gregoria Martínez)
Responds Ferran Font, director of the Cabinet Studies of Pisos.com
The no validation of the Royal Decree Law that regulated the rents annulled the approved changes, returning to the legality prior to December 18, 2018. In this way the duration of the rental contract returns to 3 years plus one extension and not 5 years plus three extension as stipulated by the new rent law. Other of the most striking measures that are without effect are the limitation on the guarantees that an owner can ask a tenant, or the tourist rental fee for the Urban lease law. This leaves us with a legality for all contracts signed during this LAU, except for those that have been established during the 35 days that go from December 18, 2018 to January 22, 2019. The contracts signed during this period will be subject to the current regime at the time and will not suffer any change in what was formed. For example, the law protects them that the contract they have signed is five years long and, in the case of having signed a one-year contract, they may have a mandatory extension of up to five years.