Renting families evicted for missing payments

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EVICTED: More than 1,900 families received eviction notices since 2013 ©ShutterStock

THE number of families in Almeria who were evicted from rental homes due to missing monthly let payments is more than 1,900 over the past five years, according to data.

The year which saw the highest number of evictions was 2017 at 492, according to the statistics from Spain’s Ministry of Justice.

The figures also showed the non-payment of rent was the leading reason people were evicted from their homes, outstripping those of failing to pay housing contracts or those of foreclosure.

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Evictions are dealt with under Spain’s Law of Urban Leases, which only takes into account the number of houses issued with notices not the total amount issued.

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