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Costaluz Lawyers Legal Chronicle 2023

The past year has brought several pivotal changes and rulings in Spain’s legal framework, reflecting a broader trend towards enhancing transparency, fairness, and protection for individuals and consumers. This is a simplified overview of these developments, aimed at making complex legal topics more accessible and understandable for everyone.

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Spanish Supreme Court upholds ban on tourist apartments in residential buildings

The Civil Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court has issued two landmark rulings affirming the right of homeowners’ associations to prohibit the use of properties for economic activities, specifically targeting ‘tourist apartments’. This decision underscores the Court’s view that short-term rentals for tourism purposes are indeed economic activities.

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Spanish bank ordered to compensate client who was ‘unfairly’ blacklisted

The Spanish Supreme Court has recently ruled against Unicaja bank for having wrongly blacklisted a client in what it considered a violation of their rights to ‘personal honour’ and data protection.

As a result of the ruling, the Spanish bank has been ordered to remove the client from the Defaulters’ Register and pay 5,000 euros in damages, plus interest, for this error.

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