Spanish Justice system does not disregard the plight of the innocent victim who has unjustly spent some time in jail on a preventive basis. If a person suspected of crime has been detained for trial, spend some time in jail, and where, for lack of proof, he has been released from custody, and in the course of time his complete innocence is established, he is entitled to a compensation for the injuries he has suffered.
Spanish law of Judiciary provides indemnities for these unfortunate victims in the administration of the criminal law upon whom special damage is inflicted. In order to be declared the liability of the State, some requirements must be met; the crime for which the individual was detained must not exist. In some other specific cases, the error must be declared by the Supreme court previous request lodged by the individual who was unsjustly detained and spent some time in jail. Notwithstanding, every single case must be carefully studied by an Attorney, who will provide with proper advice on the best way to proceed according with the circumstances of the case.
Spanish rental industry has experienced changes since the Spanish law on urban lettings was amended last year and set standards like introducing licences fees for short-term holiday rentals. Since then you can rent your Spanish home out as a furnished holiday let as far as you have previously obtained the required licence from the Town hall. Licence fees amount varies from one town to another, being it more expensive and complicated to obtain in larger cities and touristic places located by the beach or in the mountains. Requirements for the touristic licence for holiday let are ruled by every regional autonomous community (there are seventeen regional autonomous communities in Spain). Some Spanish local administrations require that the property is registered with a speacial registry for touristic business.
Many clients ask to us whether they will have to pay taxes in Spain upon letting their holiday home, well, as far as you are receiving a rent, 21% income tax (irpf) should be paid to the Spanish tax man and 21% VAT should be charged to the tenant.
Failure to comply may lead to hefty fines.