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New law passed on the regularization of isolated buildings in non developable land

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Conclussions from the Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice on the Spanish “floor clauses”

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Basic ideas on the Decree of Tourist Dwellings of Andalucía

The Junta de Andalucía has passed the Decree 28/2016, of February the 2nd, on properties to be used as tourist accommodation, which will be in force in three months’ time.

This is a summary of the main features:

 Scope of the law

Dwellings in residential areas to be used as tourist accommodation provided it is done on regular basis for tourists. The Law presumes it happens when the rental is marketed through the usual channels for tourism promotion: tourist agencies, tour operators, websites…

Properties rented for more than 2 months to the same person fall out of the scope of the Law

The following cases are expressly declared out of the scope of the Law: (more…)

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II University Expert Course on Spanish Law taught in English

The Malaga Bar Association in collaboration with the International University of Andalucía will celebrate the II University Expert Course on Spanish Law taught in English of which I am the codirector. Here is the basic information:

When?: 28th January to 26th July 2016.
When is the last date for signing up ?: 18 January 2015.
How much does it cost? : 1.240 € (payable 640 + 600€)
How can I attend the course?: all sesions can be followed in-person or online from 15:00 to 18:30 hours. They will be recorded and available at the website of the UNIA University.
Where can I get more info? http://www.unia.es/oferta-academica/ensenanzas-propias-posgrado/expertos-propios/item/ii-experto-en-derecho-espanol-impartido-en-ingles
What is the purpose of this course? Achieving a real linguistic immersion in the legal terminology using a modern and effective case study method. Each session will deal with a case law precedent that will be studied in great depth. It will allow students to review, update and go in depth into the Spanish Law as well as to get an overall view of the different areas of law from a practical point of view.
Is everything in English?. Yes. The first sessions will focus on the legal English terminology. The rest ones will concentrate on the different areas of Private and Public Spanish Law.
Where? At the UNIA delegation in Málaga (Edificio Mena, Plaza de la Legión española nº1).
What do the student from last year say about this course? Here you can find their opinions:
http://www.surinenglish.com/20150626/news/costasol-malaga/malaga-first-university-spain-201506261244.html 

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The Second Oportunity Act: another electioneering law frustrating the expectations.

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SEMMINAR: Entrepreneurs Facing Insolvency

The profound and long economic crisis we are experiencing has forced many entrepreneurs to adopt drastic decisions in order to keep their business afloat, such as refinancing debt, borrowing from their family, reducing headcount or even filing a petition for bankruptcy.

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Time to buy your Spanish villa

Source: Reuters.com

Leo Sulas bought a two-bedroom apartment near Gibraltar last month for about $320,000 after looking at options in Florida and Texas.

“Property taxes and maintenance would have been higher in the United States and a similar property would have cost at least $450,000,” he says.

Sulas plans to maintain a residence in Chicago to stay in while visiting his children but retire primarily in Spain in two years.

“I’ll be able to sit in my living room and look at the ocean,” he says.

While Spain brokers a $125 billion deal with the euro zone to bail out the country’s banks after a real estate boom and bust, a wave of buyers backed by a stronger dollar may just be arriving. U.S.-based searches of Spanish property listings increased by 10 percent this May, compared with a year earlier, at London-based global broker Knight Frank. (more…)

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Number of foreign contributors to Spanish Social Security system posts fourth consecutive month of growth with increase of 20,677 (1.19%) on May to a total of 1,760,520

Source: Lamoncloa.gob.es

In June, the number of foreign citizens contributing to the Spanish Social Security system rose by 20,677. This represents growth of 1.19% and is the fourth consecutive month with this upward trend following eight months of decline. Both May and June are traditionally months in which the number of foreign citizens registered in the system increases due to agricultural harvests and the tourist season.

In June, the number of foreign citizens contributing to the Spanish Social Security system rose by 20,677. This represents growth of 1.19% and is the fourth consecutive month with this upward trend following eight months of decline. Both May and June are traditionally months in which the number of foreign citizens registered in the system increases due to agricultural harvests and the tourist season. (more…)

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Malaga, driving the economy

Source: surinenglish.com
More often than not speeches made by Malaga-based politicians and business owners include somewhere the expression: “Malaga, the economic capital of Andalucía”. But to what extent is this true? Are there objective arguments and statistics to defend this statement outside the provincial boundaries?
Now, in the current climate, experts agree that if there is one province capable of getting Andalucía’s economic wheels rolling again, it is Malaga. The tourism industry, business initiatives, being home to the region’s biggest financial institution and the growing weight of advanced services in its productive fabric all contribute to Malaga’s economic advantage. (more…)

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Chinese buyers could bring the Costa’s real estate market the boost it

Source: surinenglish.com
They could make the perfect couple. A real estate market with some 14,000 new properties that won’t sell and as many private home owners searching in vain for a buyer; and, several thousand miles away there is a country with 300 million possible investors who could provide a solution to the situation. Developers and real estate experts are now looking to China as a golden opportunity to revive sales after business groups and individuals have started to show an interest in buying a second home on the Costa del Sol. (more…)

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