Temporary travel rentals in Barcelona

Do you want to temporarily rent your home or apartment? In today’s post we leave you 5 tips to rent your home for seasons with complete peace of mind. Law 29/1994, of November 24, on Urban Leases (LAU) distinguishes two types of leases: housing or business premises. Today we refer to the lease of housing but with a particularity, the temporary duration of the contract.

The LAU denominates in its article 3.2 the contracts celebrated by seasons as “leases for use other than housing”; and in art. 9 a minimum duration of 3 years is established for the rental of housing, so how can we legally rent our house for months for the use of temporary housing?

To rent our home temporarily for months, weeks or even days and avoid mandatory legal deadlines it is essential to state in the contract the conditions we discussed in this post.

What are the basic conditions in a seasonal rental agreement? The temporary housing lease contract allows you to legally protect any incident that may occur during the lease period or, even after the lease ends.

Do you want to rent for a few months, weeks or just for a few days? All right!

It is time to specify the terms of the lease so that, in case of conflict, it is easier for us to defend ourselves legally.

Here we leave you some important points that you should define in your seasonal housing lease:

  1. Duration and purpose of the lease.(more at aparthotel Barcelona)

The contract must specify that the use of the dwelling will be temporary and that it will not be used for habitual housing, commercial, industrial, professional, etc.

As for the duration, we must indicate the exact duration (for example 10 months) indicating the end date of the lease.

  1. Use of the leased house.

Everything that affects the destination that is going to be given to the house must be well defined in our contract, since a seasonal rental or a lease of a habitual residence is not the same.

The moment of entry and provision of the property to the tenant, the state of the fixtures and habitability of the dwelling, are fundamental issues that you must take into account in this type of short-term contracts.

  1. Time of delivery of the property.

We will have to determine when and how the apartment will be delivered and, if applicable, what will happen in case of non-compliance.

It is a good idea to agree on a penalty clause for the breach of this obligation because, for example, if you need to use it since the end of the rental contract you can compensate for the inconvenience that this may cause.

  1. What happens with the deposit?

For this type of contract it will also be necessary to request a deposit to cover any damage that may arise during the stay.

But what happens if the landlord understands that there is damage to the house and wants to keep the deposit?

This is a more common problem than we think and that is why it is advisable to clearly determine in the contract the particularities that affect the bond.

  1. And in case of non-payment of rent, what do I do?

In your contract you can agree on the claim procedures for the case of non-payment of the rent.


Do not forget to set all the data about the rent, taxes and expenses of the lease, as well as the form of payment. Visit bcn Barcelona apartments for tips and advices on Barcelona’s real estate and travel rental market.

Leave a Reply