The evictions of homes for non-payment of rental income grew by 6.1% in the second quarter. The change in the real estate market, with a very steep increase in the prices of rents, is reflected in the statistics of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) released on Monday. The increase in evictions for failing to pay the rent on the home is much higher than that recorded in the previous quarter. And it highlights the problem with leases: Just over six out of ten launches (61.2%) carried out in the second quarter in Spain, a total of 10,491, occurred due to the non-payment of the monthly rental of housing .
In front of the difficulties to face the rent of the house, reflected in the evictions, there has been a moderation of the evictions derived from the non-payment of the mortgage quota. These continue to fall: in the second quarter there were 5,672 (33.1% of the total), a figure that represents a decrease of 8.5%. The remaining 989 launches (representing 5.7% of the total) were derived from other causes.
The greater number of judicial proceedings for non-payment of rent -especially in the regions of Catalonia and Madrid where evictions grew around 10% in interannual rate-, has dragged the number of total evictions practiced in Spain during the second quarter of the year . "They have added 17,152 launches, a figure that, after four quarters of year-on-year reductions, reflects an increase of 1.7% over the same period of 2017," reflects the CGPJ. Catalonia (with 4,170, 24.3% of the national total) was the Autonomous Community in which the most launches were carried out in the second quarter of 2018, followed by Andalucía (with 2,718), Comunidad Valenciana (with 2,245) and Madrid, with 1.878 There have been significant increases in Murcia, in Extremadura, Catalonia and the Canary Islands.
For four years, the main problem of the Spanish owners is not to face the bank, but with their landlord, with whom it is almost more difficult to negotiate. The rise in the rental price has led to high rates of delinquency in the leases that are taking the courts to thousands of owners seeking to regain possession of their homes in case they have not been voluntarily returned by paret of their tenants.
It must be taken into account that since 2013, when the Urban Arrears Act (LAU) is reformed, the owners can sue the tenant and initiate the eviction process with only one month of non-payment. And that, in addition, they can update the rents at their whim, without needing to be those rises linked to the IPC. The price of rentals closed 2017 with the highest increase in 11 years. Rents are revalued by 8.9% on average, according to Fotocasa.
Experts reassure that in some of the big cities the rental price starts to rise this year. But, at the moment, they are the ones that concentrate the greatest number of evictions for non-payment of income. Catalonia was the region in which the most desapulse procedures were recorded during the second quarter of the year, with 2,589 launches, 24.7% of the national total. Madrid followed, with 1,467; Andalusia, with 1,419; and the Valencian Community, with 1.212. As for the derivatives of the non-payment of the mortgage, the classification was also headed by Catalonia, with 1,181; followed by Andalusia, with 1,132; Valencian Community, with 959; and Murcia, with 528.
The CGPJ also includes the number of foreclosures initiated, which is reduced by 6.2% compared to the first quarter of 2017. This statistic provides information on the certifications of foreclosures that were initiated and registered between April and June in the Registries. of the Property relative to the totality of rustic and urban properties.
They added a total of 7,216. Although this figure indicates a decrease of 6.2% with respect to the same quarter of 2017, there has been a slowdown in the decrease in foreclosures, since in the seven previous quarters the reductions ranged between 26% and 46, 5%. By Autonomous Communities, it was in Andalusia where a greater number of foreclosures began (1,467, 20.3 percent of the national total); followed by Catalonia (with 1.311); Valencian Community (with 954); Murcia (with 631); and Madrid, with 627.