01 April 2020 – Allowed for tenants to request extraordinary extension on term of lease

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Type of Intervention: Housing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of Spain provided for extraordinary extensions to lease agreements in some cases.

Where the term of a lease agreement ends between the entry into force of RDL 11/2020 and two months after the state of emergency is lifted, an extraordinary extension may be made to lease agreement at the tenant’s request.

If accepted by the landlord, the lease will be extended for an additional six months under the same terms and conditions as the current lease agreement, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
Full details here: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/04/01/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4208.pdf