This article looks at how to deal with situations where our own home or second home is illegally occupied by unidentified persons.
The first thing is to define this type of behavior in criminal terms
If it is our main residence, we would have to report the occupants to the police or duty court for breaking and entering. The Spanish Criminal Code, indeed, in article 245.2 says that this crime consists of “… the entry into a private individual’s dwelling by someone who does not live there, and who enters or remains in it against the will of its owner. This crime is punishable by a prison sentence of six months to two years. Continue reading “WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF YOUR HOME IN 3 STEPS”
Our Last Will and Testament is the declaration of our final wishes, the document in which we dispose of our assets and settle our affairs so that no-one else can make decisions about them after our death.
The Will avoids family conflicts, potential lawsuits and helps smooth the process for our heirs at notaries, property registries, banks and insurance companies. It is an extremely useful legal tool.
A new Spanish Law enacted on 7th October 2015 reduced the general term established to file lawsuits from 15 to 5 years. Below is a list of legal actions, credits and contracts affected by this new expiry date.