When we're about to rent a home, we wonder about the clauses that can or cannot get included in the contract. And sometimes, it is hard to distinguish void terms from those that are abusive.
In Spain, the law Ley de Arrendamientos Urbanos (LAU) regulates housing rental contracts. Therefore, we must refer to it to clarify issues with the clauses that may get included.
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Many people, especially young people, choose to rent a home instead of buying. Predictable expenses, savings in taxes and maintenance, as well as job instability, are factors that tip the balance. But once the decision is clear, the big question comes: How much rent can I afford? Figuring it out is essential to search for a home according to your actual circumstances.
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The school term is coming up and like every year, university students are in the middle of searching for a flat to share. This time, they are also facing the uncertainty of a year affected by COVID-19 and the possibility of new outbreaks. It seems that classes will be face-to-face, but the possibility that they will be given online with or without another lockdown is also a reality. Given all of this, it is necessary to prevent conflicts by including a COVID clause in student rental contracts.
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