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Rental Costs Up Slightly in April

Rental Costs Up Slightly in April

The price of rental housing in Spain registered a slight increase of 0.8% in April. This puts the average cost per square metre at €8.54 p/month. This figure returns us to similar levels seen in December 2009, when the average price was 8.55 euros p/month. Looking at the year-on-year variation, we see an even smaller Continue Reading

Impressive 56% Increase in Property Sales in Huelva


Many regions throughout Andalucía have seen a drop in property sales however this drop has not been universal. In actual fact one region in Spain is crushing its competitors and saw an increase in house sales from the previous year of 56% in February. The autonomous region which has seen this success is Huelva in Continue Reading

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 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

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, 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

Unfurnished Rental Properties are 40% Cheaper

More than 50% of rentals in Madrid are unfurnished

Properties in Spain that are on the rental market without furniture are, on average, 39.2% cheaper than those that are rented furnished. Nationally, less than one in three properties offered for rent are offered without furniture (30.6%). Within that 30.6%, there are two groups: 21.4% are offered with a fitted kitchen (refrigerator, washing machine, oven/hobs), Continue Reading

Cost of Renting a Room in Spain Increases

Average room rental cost is up 7%

The cost of renting a room in a shared property has increased by 7% over the last year. This brings the average cost to 331 euros per month, according to a study by idealista. At the same time, the amount of available rooms has reduced by 3.3% which is likely to keep prices rising. In Continue Reading

Price of Rental Housing Up in Second Quarter

Murcia saw the biggest increase in rental costs

The price of rental housing in Spain increased by 2.4% during the second quarter of 2018. This brings the average price per square metre to 10.8 euros per month, according to the latest data from idealista. When comparing to the same period in 2017, the increase reaches 15.6%. “It is true that we are experiencing Continue Reading