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Renovations in lieu of rent in Spanish tenancy law

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    Identifier: PC:3376
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    Garcia Teruel, Rosa Maria
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Garcia Teruel, Rosa Maria
    Department: Dret Privat, Processal i Financer
    Abstract: Purpose – In the context of difficulties in access to housing, the Spanish Act 4/2013 introduced a new article 17.5 into the Act on Urban Leases 1994 (LAU). This paper regulates the so-called renovations in lieu of rent (rehabilitacion por renta), that is to say, a tenancy contract in which the tenant does not pay the rent in money but by performing renovation works in the same rented dwelling. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the legal regime of renovations in lieu of rent and how this scheme works. Design/methodology/approach – Renovations in lieu of rent, by its own nature, allow a tenant with building skills to access affordable housing. However, due to the new regulation of this tenancy contract, which is only included in Paragraph 5 of art. 17 LAU, some problems may arise from a legal perspective. Findings – This paper approaches the compatibility of this scheme with the LAU, detects its problems and proposes legal improvements. Originality/value – This paper explores the application of renovations in lieu of rent and determines whether this new scheme, according to the current regulation, may represent a true residential alternative for vulnerable people or if legislative reform is needed to promote its use.
    Research group: Dret Patrimonial
    Thematic Areas: Ciències jurídiques Ciencias jurídicas Legal sciences
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    ISSN: 2514-9407
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-3215-4608
    Record's date: 2018-10-19
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
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    Article's DOI: 10.1108/JPPEL-02-2018-0006
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2018
    Publication Type: Article Artículo Article
  • Keywords:

    Dret ambiental
    Dret de propietat
    Ciències jurídiques
    Ciencias jurídicas
    Legal sciences
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