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OWNERS’ MEETINGS BY SHIFT

Can owners meetings be held in shifts, at different times or days? The extraordinary situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has made us change and adapt to a time that we had never passed. Given the limitations of meetings and attendance, the owners consider different measures to continue with the …

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THE ERTE AND THE INCOME DECLARATION

How will the benefits derived from an ERTE and the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity of the self-employed affect the next income tax return 2020? Regardless of the ERTE modality (reduction of working hours and / or suspension of employment), the benefit received by the ERTE is considered work …

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NEW RENTAL AID FOR 2021

The Government has approved new rental aids for 2021. These new rental aids will be subsidized by quarterly payments of up to 40% of rental income and 50% in the case of young people, starting in 2021. Its objective is Help beneficiaries have less difficulties when it comes to making …

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VAT AND LEASES

The management of VAT in the rental of a property varies depending on the different operations that are carried out, since VAT is applied to each of them in a different way, depending on whether the rental of the property is for commercial use, housing, etc. We detail it below: …

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The Generalitat approves aid for the self-employed

The self-employed are the group most affected by the pandemic because, when the activity ceases, they lose income. That is why the Generalitat is offering help to the self-employed affected by the new measures to prevent the second wave of the Covid-19. The plan consists of a single benefit of …

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Can I record the owners meeting?

Recording the owners meeting is something that, although at first it sounds a little crazy, it is being done more and more frequently. Not only because people forget about the previous meeting, they can become very long or great debates / discussions are generated, but also because the current situation …

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REAL ESTATE RACISM: A SAD REALITY

Social inclusion is something that is up to date on the streets of Barcelona. Despite this, there are rumors about possible racism in the real estate sector when it comes to renting flats to foreigners. So … racism in real estate a myth or a sad reality? The Barcelona City …

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Changes in inheritance and donation tax

Amendments have been made to Law 5/2020, of 29 April, on Fiscal, Financial, Administrative and Public Sector Measures of the “Generalitat de Catalunya”. These changes directly affect inheritance and gift tax. But … what do these modifications entail? The changes have led, among other things, to the recovery of the …

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Covid-19 measures in educational centers

Now starts the school stage. A stage that requires of effort, but no only of survey, but a community collective effort. The sizes of security at the educational centres are important, but no the only thing; the behaviour of the families at the street is a fundamental element to achieve …

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RENTAL PRICE CONTROL LAW

The Catalan Parliament this afternoon approved the law that limits the price of rents in 60 Catalan municipalities with the largest population. The law limits the rental price of those homes that are within an area declared as a “tight housing market.” What does this law consist of? The law …

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Hotels-offices, an opportunity for the market hotel

The use of hotels as a rooms of office could increase until a 20% the incomes of the operator’s hostellers specialized at this niche of product, reactivating the market hosteller urban. Any of these companies are already taking advantage of the trend of the teleworking to adapt his establishments and …

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7 YEAR RENTALS, JUSTICE OR INJUSTICE?

In the update of the law of urban leases carried out by the Government, it is established that companies that own rental housing have to make 7-year leases, giving more stability to tenants. The problem is that any company has to formalize contracts for 7 years, regardless of the number …

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TOURIST HIRE Of DWELLINGS, AT WHAT CONSISTS?

This Tuesday 4 of August of 2020 has approved the new decree of tourism of Catalonia. Predominately it incorporates the figure of home shared, permitting that any person rent his house with tourist purposes (more at concrete, at the tourist hire of dwellings), although it will be subjected at some …

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Barcelona against the tourist rental decree

At this time, the Barcelona City Council is studying the possibility of taking legal action in order to stop the new decree on tourist rental that the Government has made, aimed at regulating the rental of rooms for days and other modes of tourist accommodation. What does this new decree …

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They have illegally occupied my property

Nearly 100,000 homes have been illegally occupied in Spain. Next, we analyze what are the specific tools that the owner has to avoid the ‘squats’ and how to get rid of them as soon as possible.Specifically, the Express Eviction Law is a modification of the Civil Procedure Law that seeks …

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Coronavirus regrowth in barcelona

There is a coronavirus regrowth in Barcelona and in the rest of Catalonia. That is why the Government has asked this Friday the citizens of Barcelona and these 12 municipalities to only leave home for essential reasons, such as going to work or buying food. That is why the Government …

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Are owner meetings canceled until April 30, 2021?

OWNER BOARD MEETINGS As of June 21, 2020, a series of provisions are established regarding the Owners’ Meetings in the communities. Next, we explain the established conditions: The obligation to call and hold Owners Meetings is suspended until April 30, 2021. Although there is no obligation to convene them, the …

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CAN I PUT A SECURITY CAMERA IN MY COMMUNITY?

Some owners’ associations decide to install video surveillance cameras in shared areas, such as garages, patios or access doors, with the objective of guaranteeing maximum security and avoiding possible thefts and vandalism. This practice Reduce text and make certain people uncomfortable, who they consider a violation of privacy. This reason …

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Can I install an inflatable pool on my terrace?

First of all, it must be taken into account that a portable pool of about 60 centimeters high, reaches 600 kilos per square meter. The structure of residential buildings is built to withstand an overload of about 240 kilos per square meter, which corresponds to the approximate weight of the …

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HOW TO CLAIM BEFORE DEFECTIVE WORKS?

Have you done renovations at home and are not satisfied with the result? We tell you the options you have to claim and give you some clues to avoid unforeseen events if you have not yet started the works. Before starting the work… When we hire a company or self-employed …

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How to report an illegal tourist apartment?

With the appearance of companies like Airbnb, the rent of tourist apartments has increased considerably in many parts of our country. Being able to contact the owner directly online has made it easier for owners to rent their apartment for a few days to tourists. This has caused in many …

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Can Owners meetings be held?

Since the Covid-19 has appeared, there have been constant changes in the City. One of the questions they ask us is if you can hold owner meetings. Can Owners meetings be held? In Phase 1, meetings of up to 10 people can be held and once Phase 2 is entered, …

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Which changes there is at passing at the phase 2?

The phase 2, in the Plan for the transition to a new normality, what seeks is to protect at the workers at his workplace and eschew the concentration of persons giving flexibility at determinate constraints established by the state of alarm. Which are the sizes of hygiene and prevention? The …

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Can you visit the apartments?

Barcelona is still in phase 0, even so, you can make visits to rent/buy property as long as the following conditions exist: As long as the property is uninhabited or the occupants are not. In addition, the visit time must be the minimum necessary. I will say, if an owner …

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WHAT CHANGES ARE THERE IN PHASE 1?

Is teleworking required in phase 1? Whenever possible, the continuity of telework will be encouraged for those workers who can carry out their work activity remotely. What should I do if a worker has symptoms compatible with the disease? The telephone number enabled for this subject and, where applicable, the …

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DESCALING SOLFINC GROUP: PHASE 0 AND 1

This unexpected situation we are living in will change our behavioral habits a lot. That is why Grup Solfinc wants to adapt and also help our customers to be able to adapt. Surely, once the pandemic is over, the way we relate will be different. This situation has taught us …

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How does the lending rule affect rents?

Many are the measures that have been taken by the Government to address the needs caused by the Coronavirus. One of the most important (and that is having more changes) are the measures in terms of rent. In this case, we will summarize order TMA / 378/2020 of 30 April, …

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How to bear being locked up at home?

We are living in very hard times. A time that will mark a before and after in history and in our lives. Bad news comes day by day and concern for the unknown takes over our environment. How will it affect me in my studies? How will it affect me …

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Europa Sports Club, a union with meaning.

We share the same origin, and the same purpose. It all started in the Sagrada Familia, in another century … in another era … but sharing the same story. A history full of learning, progress and adaptation, a process that has made us grow, that has made us succeed and …

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