The decision to be considered as a stable non-marital couple is a right. And the procedures to be declared as so, have become easier with the creation of the Catalonian Registry of Non- Marital Couples which depends on the Department of Justice f the Catalonian Government.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued on December 21st, 2016, judgment favorable to customers affected by ground clauses. In accordance with this ruling, banks must return to their customers all the excessive interests charged since the date of the signing of the mortgage, without limiting the amount of the refund to the month of May 2013, the date on which ground clauses were declared Null by the Spanish Courts.
The Spanish High Court (Sentence June 15th, 2016) declares, as law doctrine, that the seller will be able to charge to the buyer the proportional part of the Real Estate Tax since the delivery date of the property.
The Plenary Session of the Civil and Criminal Chamber of the High Court of Catalonia has rejected an appeal issued by the neighbors of an owner’s community of a building where there is a touristic flat. The Court establishes that it is not possible to conclude that the existence of touristic flats represents an activity contrary to the normal coexistence in a community. In this regard, it is necessary to proof that the use of the flat is anomalous and antisocial, as a result of some activities that deserve to be considered to be antisocial. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, this analysis must be done case by case.
Lots of people are paying mortgages where there are included “floor clauses” (Cláusulas Suelo). These clauses establish a minimum amount to pay in the mortgage payments, although the interest rate agreed with the bank is below such minimum.
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Crowdfunding is a financial alternative different from financial banking which consists of collective financing, usually through internet.
Are you sure that your By-laws are adapted to the legislation currently in force?
If not, the corporate agreements, adopted by the General Meeting, may not be registered with the Commercial Registry.
Last July 14, the Law 19/2015, July 13, of administrative reform measures in the scope of the Administration of Justice and Civil Registry, was published in the BOE, coming into force, most of its articles, last October 15, 2015.
With the aim of seeking methods that meet the current needs of access to housing, on July 29, the Law 19 / 2015 was approved, addressed mainly to real estate but also includes the acquisition of those movable properties which may be registered.
Temporary ownership: the temporary property right grants its holder -known as the temporary owner- a domain of a property -usually real estate- for a certain and determined time, which can be between 6 and 99 years and established by contract. Once that period has ended, it returns to the original owner or its heirs.
While the temporary owner’s rights lasts, the ordinary owner, that is, the person who sold him the property, cannot carry out any act that can interfere in the exercise of the properties of the temporal owner.
Shared ownership: The buyer (material owner) acquires an initial percentage and will progressively acquire the remaining percentage to the seller (formal owner).
According to this way of acquiring the property, the material owner has almost all rights of possession of the property acquired, in exchange for the payment of a sum of money to the formal owner.
The parties agree the initial percentage that will be acquired, while the remaining percentage shall be in the absence of agreement, at least 10% of the total.
Article for the Local Paper El Periodico de Catalunya with the participation of Marta Legarreta, as member of the Civil Law Section of the Barcelona’s Bar Association.
May 20, 2015, has been approved the Law 5/2015, of May 13th, amending the fifth book of the Catalan Civil Code, relating to property rights, which amends the horizontal property and condominium legal regulation.
The Courts are decreeing the nullity of the purchasing subscription of Bankia SA shares forcing the bank to pay back these values, yields obtained, and legal interests and costs, based on the retail investors error-vice in the provision of their consent.
Although there is discussion about it, one theory that Courts argue is that the the period to claim in this case expires after three years since the investor would have known the falseness of BANKIA’s accounts. This period has been set on May 24, 2012, when the reformulation of BANKIA’s accounts took place, after the departure of Mr. Rodrigo Rato from the board of directors, becoming clear to the public opinion the existence of losses of almost three billion euros and the falling value of share prices.
That is why, if you plan to claim, we recommend that the action is brought before May 24, 2015.
Nota Informativa sobre los principales aspectos modificados en el texto normativo del Impuesto sobre el Valor Añadido.
With the entry into force, on January 10 of the Regulation on jurisdiction, businesses and consumers can now immediately enforce any sentence in civil and commercial matters pronounced by another Member State, which saves time and economic costs.
It does not apply to arbitration, nor other matters such as tax, customs, administrative, responsibilities of States, social security, bankruptcy, inheritance, capacity of individuals and matrimonial.
Nota informativa sobre las principales novedades y aspectos modificados del nuevo texto normativo del Impuesto sobre Sociedades (Ley 27/2014).
Nota informativa sobre los principales aspectos modificados en el texto normativo del Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas y del Impuesto sobre la Renta de No Residentes (Ley 26/2014).
La Cruz Distinguida de Primera Clase de la Orden de Sant Raimon de Penyafort otorgada por el Ministerio de Justicia se ha concedido al decano emérito Pedro L. Yúfera. La Vicepresidenta del Gobierno, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria y el decano del Colegio de Barcelona, Oriol Rusca, han sido los encargados de la imposición en una ceremonia que se celebró el viernes 31 de enero de 2015, en el Palau de Congressos.
Radio Arenys entrevista a Marta Legarreta sobre la resolución de contratos de arrendamiento de local de negocio formalizado antes del 9 de mayo de 1985 cuya extinción se produjo el 31 de diciembre de 2014.
Finally the tax reform has been approved, and it affects several matters such as: personal income tax bracker, grants and aid to families, severance pay, pension plans, dividends and shares, corporation tax, foreign workers, electronic trade, VAT, etc.
Reform can be found at the following links:
And see the details on www.minhap.gob.es
Our firm is working on to carry out an informative report to give legal advice to our clients, but we are and pleased to give any other advice needed.
Merche Portabella, partner and director of the firm’s commercial, company and bankruptcy department, obtains favorable judgments against CATALUNYA CAIXA ENTITY in claims for damage compensations, after the exchange for shares of the bank and subsequent sell of those to FROB. The Court considers that the Bank didn’t provide all the necessary information in the commercialization of such products to consider fulfilled the duty of loyalty and transparency when selling complex and risk products to retail customers. The Judge condemns the bank to pay the amount of the released debt plus legal interest and judicial costs.
Pedro L. Yúfera como experto en derecho inmobiliario y consolidado árbitro se pronuncia sobre el arbitraje como medio plenamente aplicable a la resolución de conflictos en el régimen de propiedad horizontal.
The Supreme Court in the Sentence delivered on March 17th, 2014, establishes a precedent in case-law concerning articles 100 and 101 of the Civil Code which considers that receiving an inheritance is an unforeseeable fact, understanding that it is an unexpectedly circumstance, that may impact on the economic situation of the palimony beneficiary and therefore it can be perfectly valued in order to change or eliminate the palimony.
Breve nota informativa con motivo de la reciente publicación del Real Decreto-Ley 8/2014, de aprobación de medidas urgentes para el crecimiento, la competitividad y la eficiencia.
La actual ley de Defensa de Consumidores y Usuarios, introduce significativas modificaciones tendentes a reforzar la seguridad jurídica tanto de los consumidores y usuarios como de los empresarios.
The City Council plans to proceed with a Special Urban development Plan for the regulation of the tourist apartments, therefore has suspended until next May 3, 2015 the licenses both for beginning of activity and for the extension of the license of tourist apartments.
The suspension concerns all the districts of Barcelona apart from the districts of Nou Barris, Les Corts, Ciutat Vella, and Sant Andreu which have specific regulation on this matter on their own plan of uses.
Radio Arenys entrevista a Marta Legarreta sobre si la nueva ley de telecomunicaciones permitirá la expropiación forzosa de terrados particulares para instalar antenas.
Breve nota informativa sobre las principales novedades en materia de fomento del empleo y refinanciación empresarial para el 2014.
ITP PARA ARRENDAMIENTOS DE VIVIENDA NO SUJETOS AL IVA (L2/2014, de 27 de Enero).
Hasta el próximo 31 de diciembre de 2014 (y con efectos desde el 31 de enero), los arrendamientos de vivienda no sujetos a IVA deberán tributar el 0,3% sobre la cantidad total que se deba abonar por todo el plazo de contrato.
Para los contratos sujetos a prórroga forzosa se computará un plazo mínimo de 3 años, y si no constara plazo, se computaran 6 años.
El tipo de gravamen del 0,3% pasará a ser del 0,5% a partir del 1 de enero de 2015.
Breve nota informativa sobre las principales novedades legislativas en materia fiscal, laboral y de seguridad social, aplicables para el 2014.
El cómputo de voto de los no asistentes a una Junta de Propietarios; requisitos para la posterior impugnación de los acuerdos adoptados: fin de una polémica.
Marta Legarreta resuelve dudas de los usuarios sobre desahucios de viviendas de alquiler.
Comentario de Pedro L. Yúfera Sales a la SAP Madrid (Sec. 10ª) de 7 de junio de 2012, respecto a que no se despacha ejecución forzosa del laudo por no aportarse el convenio arbitral. Valoración de los acuerdos comunitarios sometiendo las cuestiones de la comunidad al sistema arbitral. TRIBUNAL ARBITRAL DE BARCELONA – TAB - ANUARIO DE Jª ALTERNATIVA. DERECHO ARBITRAL 2012.
Elecciones en el ICAB: Pedro L. Yúfera, nueno decano