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Latest update : 2012-10-15

Fast track evictions leave struggling Spaniards in fear

Those hit hardest by Spain's financial crisis are already struggling to keep a roof above their heads - and now that battle is about to get harder. The government has inplemented a fast-track eviction measure for tenants who have fallen behind in rent payments. It will allow landlords to expel renters within 10 days of the eviction order being made. The government says the idea's to give the Spanish rental market moving again, bringing empty properties back on the rental markets.

By Adeline PERCEPT , Sarah Morris , Clément PERROUAULT

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