In what we are seeing as quite a positive move, the Spanish government has recently passed a law to help stimulate the property rental market by making the eviction process much easier and simpler for landlords. Until now, the rental market for Spanish property has always been quite anaemic due to the lack of protection afforded to landlords, with one of the main issues being the length and difficulty of removing non-paying tenants. But it appears this is to change.
As a slight change of pace from talking about properties for sale on the Costa del Sol I thought I would talk a bit about the property rental market here in Fuengirola. As can be imagined, as an estate agency based on the Paseo Maritimo (beach promenade) of Fuengirola, we get a fair share of passing trade asking for rentals in the area. I must admit, originally we were not keen on starting a rental department, but due to the amount of people that have approached us, both tenants and landlords, we finally decided that although our main aim was still to help people sell their property, rentals over the last 2 years has proven an additional boon.