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New Rental Decree Good For Tenants

Contracts will now default to 5 years

The Spanish Government have approved the new rental decree, following the failed attempt which was overturned by Congress in December. The decree went into effect on Wednesday, five days after receiving cabinet approval. At a time when affordable rental properties are becoming scarce, the decree from Pedro Sánchez’s government aims to add protection for tenants Continue Reading

Rental Prices Fell Slightly In January

Rental prices fell slightly in January

The price of rental housing in Spain registered a slight drop of 0.7% in January, when compared to January of the previous year. This is only the second decline in rental prices since March 2015. In fact, except for two slight falls, we have seen 47 consecutive months of increases in rental prices. “After almost Continue Reading

Tenants Struggle to Meet Rental Costs

Tenants Struggle to Meet Rental Costs

The gap between tenant budgets and rental prices is growing, according to a report from property portal pisos.com. The gap between supply and demand grew to 147 euros in 2018, a massive 68% increase when compared to 2017. This means tenants are looking at paying 1,764 euros per year more than they can afford. This Continue Reading

Rental Costs Increase Slowed in 2018

Rental Costs Increase Slowed in 2018

The average price of rental housing in Spain closed 2018 with an annual increase of 1.8%, according to a report from fotocasa. This leaves the average cost per month at €8.30 p/m². This is the smallest increase registered in the last four years. It is the fourth consecutive year to see rental prices increase. In Continue Reading

Rental Price Growth Slowed in 2018

Rental prices fell by 0.6% in Q4

The price increases of rental housing slowed in 2018 and ended the year with an interannual increase of 9.3%. Compare this to growth of 18.4% in 2017. This leaves the average square metre at 10.6 euros per month. The slowdown was caused in part by a fall in prices during Q4 when the average cost Continue Reading

Cost of Renting in Spain Fell in November

Cost of Renting in Spain Fell in November

The average price of renting a home in Spain dropped by 0.5% in November. This takes the average price per square metre, per month down to €8.18, according to data from Fotocasa. As for the year-on-year variation, the cost of renting increased by 0.6%, when compared to November last year. This continues the annual increases Continue Reading

Cost of Renting Increased Again in August

Cost of Renting Increased Again in August

The average price of rental housing in Spain increased in October by 1.4% to stand at 8.22 euros per square metre, according to figures from fotocasa. Year-on-year, the increase in the cost of renting a home in Spain increased by 2.7%. This increase continues the upward trend we have seen over the last 44 months, Continue Reading

Average Rental Costs Up in Third Quarter

Average Rental Costs Up in Third Quarter

There appears to be some dispute as to what is happening to the rental market. One thing that can be agreed is that average rental costs increased over the summer, but by how much depends on who you ask. According to the quarterly rental price report from pisos.com, the average rented home in Spain in Continue Reading

Rental Costs Fell in August

Rental Costs Fell in August

The average price of rental housing in Spain decreased by 2.2% in August, to stand at €7.89 per square metre, per month. This year-on-year decrease is the first fall in rental costs recorded since March 2015. Back then, average rental prices began to increase and recorded 41 consecutive months of increases. “This year-on-year fall in Continue Reading

Spain’s Housing Stock is Getting Old

Average property age in Spain is 45 years

Second-hand housing for sale in Spain has an average age of 45 years, according to a study carried out by idealista. Rental properties currently on offer are slightly younger at an average of 44 years old. However, the differences in property ages in different provincial capitals are notable. This can be said of both sale Continue Reading