Renting and Letting
Letting a property can provide one of the most stable forms of investment. If you already have a property, letting is flexible and reliable. While a property is being let its value changes in line with property prices, and at the same time provides you with a regular monthly income.
If you’re looking for an agent that…
• Gets your property marketed effectively
• Prides itself on openness and honesty
• Is recommended by its current clients
• Has opening hours to fit around you
• Has access to thousands of tenants
• Invests in experienced, qualified staff
• Has branches in all the right places
• Offers the complete service under one roof
• And is passionate about what it does
You’ll want to take a closer look at Homes-4-u-Spain
…because we know more than most about the rental market
We started our lettings business in 1998. Since then we’ve learnt a lot about the rental market. And it shows. Today, landlords trust us to find them the best tenants, take care of their properties and give them a better, more professional service.
…because we’ll get your property seen by the right people at the right time
Void periods can be costly for landlords, so it’s important that quality tenants find your property quickly. With our proactive approach, email alerts and our website updated daily, we’ll make sure they do.
…because tenants register with us every day
Whatever the type of property you own, we’ll find you a quality tenant to rent it. Hundreds of tenants register with us every day, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Take your pick.
…because we’ve got nothing to hide
We know that no one likes hidden costs. So when we say how much letting through us will cost, that’s exactly how much it will cost. And there’ll be no surprises either — because we’ve got nothing to hide.
Thinking about letting your property? Talk to us first.
Recent changes in Andalucian and Spanish law requires that professionals involved in the sale of properties in Spain comply with certain regulations. We at Allan Ballard Consultants work diligently to ensure that all properties offered for sale by us comply with these regulations. A brief outline of the regulations is translated below, however should you wish to read the full Spanish document, we would be happy to provide it in electronic or printed form.
Decree 218/2005 dated 11th October, which ratifies the Regulation of information provided to consumers in the purchase and rentals of homes in Andalucía.
The 13/2003 Law dated 17th December for the Defence and Protection of Consumers and Users in Andalucía, states in Section 4 that the consumers' rights consist in ''the protection, acknowledgement and carrying out of their legitimate economic and social interests" as well as their right to be provided with "accurate, sufficient, understandable, unmistakable, and rational information concerning transactions and the usable goods and services, in accordance to the regulation in force".
The link between both rights is clear, and a proof of that can be found in the property market.
The purchase or rental of a property cannot be considered solely as an everyday activity, but can also trigger meaningful consequences in the consumers' financial situation. In this context, the aim of this regulation is to reach further transparency in Andalucía’s property market by providing consumers with full information, enabling them to make better decisions, and thus allowing them to benefit from the protection of their financial interests.
The consumers' right to receive accurate, sufficient and c1ear information corresponds to Section 17 of Law 13/2003 dated 17th December, which highlights the obligation of those individuals who are responsible for the production, commercialisation, distribution and sales of goods or their provision of services. But the legislator himself is aware of the property market' s importance to consumers, which is why in the second section of the aforementioned rule he states that ''the obligation of informing those who we have referred to in the previous section will be a requirement in the property trade that takes place in the Autonomous Region of Andalucía.
Its objective is to make consumers clearly and objectively understand issues such as the quality and the preparation of construction material, work segments and the setting up of different types of services, whether for private or communal use, as well as the instructions for use, maintenance and preservation". This is exactly what this Regulation aims to bring forward.
Until now, users have been informed about the purchase and sale and rental of properties through the Royal Decree 515/1989 dated 21st April, which safeguarded them by providing them with information about the aforementioned transactions. However, over the years, defects and inadequacies were detected in it, resulting in the approval of this Regulation in the Autonomous Region of Andalucía, without prejudice to the maintenance of the basic precepts established on a nationwide level.
This regulation is being passed complying with the rule that was established in Section 16.a) of the Law 13/2003 dated 17th December, which stated that the public administrations in Andalucía would have to adopt efficient measures towards "providing consumers with all kinds of information regarding the matters and aspects that involve them or directly interest them, particularly in relation to the construction of houses", This entails an effort to clarify the scope of the informative duties of those who offer, promote or advertise the sale or rental of properties, whether operating in a business or professional capacity, or even as intermediaries.
This is why the length of this 'information is distinctive and proportionate to the circumstances of this case and includes: advertising, offers or promotions directed at consumers in general; Documento Informativo Abreviado (Brief Informative Document) for the sale of off-plan houses, Documento Informativo Abreviado for the sale of new-build houses, etc.
One of the main new points that this regulation introduces is the requirement for those who offer a property for sale or rental to possess a Documento Informativo Abreviado (Brief Informative Document). The content of this document will differ according to whether it is for the sale or rental of a property, and should it be the sale of one, whether it is a house in its planning phase, under construction or already built. All of this has been executed with precision, intending to solve the problems that used to arise from the interpretation of the previous regulation with the following: in the sales and purchase transactions, a free copy of these Informative Documents should be handed out to any person who requests information regarding a property.
A simple enquiry about a property, without having to request the complete file, is reason enough to grant the consumer his right to be given a copy of the corresponding document. This is considered as the only way to effectively safeguard the consumers in this field.
One of the other notable modifications in this regulation is the one concerning the information to be handed out for second and subsequent transfers of the property. The importance of the resale market - which is sometimes even higher than the new-build property market - contrasted with a lack of rules in this area regarding the consumers' right for obtaining information.
This is the aspect that Section 10 of this current Regulation attempts to correct. The rule aims to regulate the informative duties of individuals and corporate bodies operating in a business or professional capacity who usually intervene in this type of purchase and sale transactions. All of this intends to guarantee a minimum quality standard in the provision of these services, and give consumers access to essential information that ought to be provided by those who work in this business field, since it is an important part of their services.
Finally, the current Regulation, as a cautious measure, has set up penalties to deal with any possible breaches that may take place.