SPANISH URBAN RENTAL LAW 2019. Transitional provisions.

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First. Contracts entered into on or after 9 May 1985.

  1. Residential leases entered into on or after 9 May 1985 and still in force on the date of entry into force of this law shall continue to be governed by the provisions of Article 9 of Royal Decree-Law 2/1985, of 30 April, on economic policy measures, and by the provisions of the tenancy agreement in the revised text of the Urban Leases Act, approved by Decree 4104/1964, of 24 December.

The provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 of the second transitory provision shall apply to these contracts.

The tacit renewal provided for in article 1,566 of the Civil Code shall be for a period of three years, without prejudice to the power of non-renewal provided for in article 9 of this law. Renewed lease shall be governed by the provisions of this law for housing leases.

  1. Contracts for the lease of business premises entered into on or after 9 May 1985 and still in force on the date of entry into force of this law shall continue to be governed by the provisions of Article 9 of Royal Decree-Law 2/1985, of 30 April, and by the provisions of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act. In the case of tacit renewal in accordance with the provisions of Article 1,566 of the Civil Code, the renewed lease shall be governed by the provisions of this Act relating to leases for use other than housing.

The provisions of the foregoing paragraph shall apply to lease contracts assimilated to tenancy and business premises that were entered into on or after May 9, 1985 and that subsist on the date of entry into force of this law.

Judgment TS (Sala 1.º, de lo Civil) of 12 March 2015, Rec. 3101/2012, establishes the following jurisprudential doctrine: “Business premises lease contracts entered into before the entry into force of the Urban Leases Act of 1994 but entered into on or after 9 May 1985 and subject to forced extension are governed, as to their duration, by the third transitory provision of that Act.
Second dwelling leases entered into prior to 9 May 1985

A) Applicable normative regime.

  1. Residential leases entered into before 9 May 1985 and still in force on the date of entry into force of this Act shall continue to be governed by the rules relating to the tenancy agreement in the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act, except for the modifications contained in the following sections of this transitory provision.
  2. The provisions of articles 12, 15 and 24 of this law shall be applicable to these contracts.
  3. The provisions of section 1 of article 24 of the consolidated text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act shall cease to be applicable.

The rights of pre-emption and retraction, regulated in Chapter VI of the consolidated text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act, shall not apply in cases of adjudication of housing as a consequence of the division of common property when the lease contracts have been granted after the constitution of the community over the thing, nor in cases of division and adjudication of common property, acquired by inheritance or legacy.
See second final provision, paragraph 2. of this Act which provides: “Paragraph 3 of the second transitory provision shall enter into force on the day following the publication of this law in the “Official State Gazette”.
B) Extinction and subrogation.

4.- As from the entry into force of this law, the subrogation referred to in article 58 of the consolidated text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act may only take place in favour of the spouse of the tenant who was not legally or de facto separated or, failing that, of the children who lived with him during the two years prior to his death; failing this, the ascendants of the tenant who were dependent on him and lived with him for at least three years prior to the date of his death may be subrogated; failing this, the ascendants of the tenant who lived with him at least three years prior to the date of his death may be subrogated.

The contract shall terminate upon the death of the subrogated person, unless the subrogated person was a child of the tenant not affected by a disability equal to or greater than 65 per cent, in which case it shall terminate after two years or on the date on which the subrogated person reaches the age of twenty-five, whichever is the later.

However, if the subrogated person is the spouse and at the time of his death there are children of the tenant living with him, there may be a subsequent subrogation. In this case, the contract will be terminated at the age of two or when the child reaches the age of twenty-five if this date is later, or due to his death if he is affected by the disability mentioned in the previous paragraph.

5.- Upon the death of the person who, in accordance with the provisions of articles 24.1 and 58 of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leasing Law, had been subrogated to the tenant’s position prior to the entry into force of this law, only his spouse who was not legally or de facto separated may be subrogated, and failing that, the children of the tenant who lived in the rented dwelling and had lived with him during the two years prior to his death.

The contract shall expire upon the death of the subrogated person, unless the subrogated person was a child of the tenant not affected by a disability equal to or greater than 65 per cent, in which case it shall expire at the age of two years or when the child reaches the age of twenty-five years, whichever is later.

No further subrogations are authorised.

6.- Upon the death of the person who, in accordance with article 59 of the Consolidated Text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act, occupied the dwelling by second subrogation, no further subrogations are authorized.

7.-The rights recognized in sections 4 and 5 of this provision to the spouse of the tenant shall also apply to the person who has been living with the tenant permanently in a relationship of affectivity analogous to that of the spouse, regardless of their sexual orientation, for at least two years prior to the time of death, unless they had descendants in common, in which case mere cohabitation shall suffice.

8.- During the ten years following the entry into force of the law, if the subrogation provided for in sections 4 and 5 above has taken place in favour of children over sixty-five years of age or who are recipients of public retirement or permanent disability benefits to the degree of absolute permanent incapacity or great incapacity, the contract shall terminate upon the death of the subrogated child.

9.-It corresponds to the persons who exercise the subrogation contemplated in sections 4, 5 and 7 of this provision to prove the condition of cohabitation with the deceased tenant that is appropriate for each case.

The condition of cohabitation with the deceased tenant must be habitual and must necessarily occur in the rented dwelling.

The provisions on procedure and order of precedence established in article 16 of this law shall apply to subrogation by cause of death regulated in sections 4 to 7 above.

In no case may the beneficiaries of a subrogation renounce it in favour of another of a different degree of priority.

(C) Other rights of the lessor.

10 For annuities of the contract commencing after the entry into force of this law, the lessor shall have the following rights:

10.1. In the Wealth Tax, the value of the leased property shall be determined by capitalisation at 4 per cent of the income accrued, provided that the result is less than that which would result from the application of the rules for the valuation of real estate provided for in the Wealth Tax Law.
10.2. He may demand from the lessee the total amount of the Property Tax payable corresponding to the leased property. When the quota is not individualized, it will be divided in proportion to the surface area of each dwelling.
10.3. The tenant may be charged the amount of repair work necessary to maintain the home in a condition to serve for the agreed use, in the terms resulting from Article 108 of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act or in accordance with the following rules:
1.ª. That the repair has been requested by the tenant or agreed by final judicial or administrative resolution.
If there are several affected tenants, the request must have been made by the majority of the affected tenants or, as the case may be, by tenants representing the majority of the participation quotas corresponding to the affected flats.

2.ª. From the capital invested in the expenses incurred, any public aid or aid received by the owner will be deducted.
3.ª. To the capital invested will be added the amount of legal interest of the money corresponding to said capital calculated for a period of five years.
4.ª. The lessee will pay annually an amount equivalent to 10 per cent of the amount referred to in the previous rule, until full payment.
In the event that several lessees are affected, the amount referred to in the previous rule shall be distributed among them in accordance with the criteria established in section 2 of article 19 of this law.

5.ª. The annual amount paid by the lessee may not exceed the lesser of the following two amounts: five times his current income plus the amounts assimilated to the same or the amount of the minimum interprofessional salary, both considered in its annual calculation.
10.4. If the lessor has chosen to carry out the repercussion in accordance with the provisions of Article 108 above, the repercussion shall be made in proportion to the surface area of the affected property.
10.5. May pass on to the lessee the amount of the cost of services and supplies that occur from the entry into force of the law.
Except in the case that by express agreement between the parties all these costs are borne by the lessor.

D) Rent discounting.

  1. The rent of the contract may be updated at the request of the lessor after a reliable request has been made to the lessee.

This requirement may be made on the date on which, from the entry into force of the law, an annual period of validity of the contract is fulfilled.

Once said requirement has been made, in each of the years in which this update applies, the lessor shall notify the lessee of the amount of the update, accompanied by certification from the National Statistics Institute expressing the determining indices of the amount notified.

The update shall be carried out in accordance with the following rules:

1.ª. The rent initially agreed in the contract that gave rise to the lease must maintain, during each of the years in which the update takes place, with the updated rent, the same proportion as the General National Index of the Consumer Price Index System or the General National Index or General Urban Index of the Cost of Living Index System of the month prior to the date of the contract with respect to the Index corresponding to the month prior to the date of the update.
For the leases of dwellings included in article 6.2 of the rewritten text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act held prior to 12 May 1956, the revalued rent referred to in article 96.10 of the aforementioned rewritten text, whether or not it was required by the lessor at the time of the rewritten text, shall be taken as the initial rent; and, as the index corresponding to the date of the contract, that of June 1964.

In the case of leases of dwellings not included in article 6.2 of the aforementioned recast text celebrated before 12 May 1956, the initial rent received in the month of July 1954 will be taken as the index corresponding to the date of the contract in the month of March 1954.

2.ª. Of the updated rent corresponding to each annual period calculated in accordance with the provisions of the previous rule or rule 5, only the percentage resulting from the provisions of the following rules shall be payable to the tenant, provided that this amount is greater than the rent that the tenant was paying at that time, increased by the amounts assimilated to the rent.
In the event that, when applying the corresponding percentage table, it appears that the rent being paid at that time is higher than the amount corresponding to the application of such tables, the percentage immediately higher shall be applied, or in its case the next one or subsequent ones that correspond, until the amount payable of the updated rent is higher than the one being paid.

3.ª. The updated rent shall absorb the amounts assimilated to the rent from the first year of the review.
Amounts assimilated to rent for these exclusive purposes are considered to be the impact on the lessee of the increase in the cost of the services and supplies referred to in article 102 of the revised text of the Urban Leases Act and the impact of the cost of the works referred to in article 107 of the aforementioned legal text.

4.ª. From the year in which the one hundred percent update is reached, the corresponding rent may be updated by the lessor or by the lessee in accordance with the percentage variation experienced in the previous twelve months by the General Index of the Consumer Price Index System, except when the contract expressly contains another update system, in which case this will be applicable.
5.ª. When the updated income calculated in accordance with the provisions of rule 1 is higher than that resulting from applying the provisions of the following paragraph, the latter shall be taken as the revised income.
The rent for these purposes shall be determined by applying the following percentages to the cadastral value of the leased property in force in 1994:

  • 12 per cent, when the cadastral value was derived from a revision that had taken effect after 1989.
  • 24 per cent for the rest of the cases.
    For properties located in the Basque Country, the percentage of 24 per cent will be applied to the cadastral value; for properties located in Navarre, the percentage of 12 per cent will be applied to the cadastral value.

6.ª. The tenant may oppose the updating of the rent by duly notifying the lessor within thirty calendar days following receipt of the latter’s request, in which case the rent paid by the tenant up to that time, increased by the amounts assimilated to it, may only be updated annually with the variation experienced by the National General Index of the System of Consumer Price Indices in the twelve months immediately prior to the date of each updating.
Lease contracts for which the tenant exercises the option referred to in this rule shall expire within a period of eight years, even if there is a subrogation, the said period being counted from the date of the lessor’s reliable request.

7.ª. The rent update provided for in this section shall not be applicable when the sum of the total income received by the tenant and the persons who habitually live with him in the rented dwelling do not exceed the following limits:
Number of persons who live together in the rented dwelling Limit in number of times the minimum interprofessional salary
1 ó 2 2,5
3 ó 4 3
More than 4 3,5
The income to be considered shall be the totality of that obtained during the tax year prior to that in which the lessor promotes the updating of the rent.

In the absence of proof by the lessee of the income received by all the persons living in the rented dwelling, it shall be presumed that the intended update is appropriate.

8.ª. In those cases in which the update is not applicable, the rent paid by the tenant, increased by the amounts assimilated to it, may be updated annually on the basis of the variation experienced by the General Index of Consumer Prices in the twelve months immediately prior to the date of each update.
9.ª. The income update, when applicable, will be carried out in the following periods:
a) In ten years, when the sum of the total income received by the tenant and the persons who habitually live with him in the rented dwelling does not exceed 5.5 times the minimum interprofessional salary.
In this case, the required percentages of the updated rent shall be as follows:

Annual updating period from the entry into force of the Law Required percentage of the updated income
1.º 10 %
2.º 20 %
3.º 30 %
4.º 40 %
5.º 50 %
6.º 60 %
7.º 70 %
8.º 80 %
9.º 90 %
10 100 %
(b) in five years, where the sum indicated is equal to or greater than 5.5 times the minimum inter-professional wage.
In this case, the required percentages of the updated income shall be twice those indicated in point (a) above.

10.ª. The provisions of this section shall replace the provisions for housing leases in numbers 1 and 4 of article 100 of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act.
Third Business Premises Lease Contracts, entered into before 9 May 1985

A) Applicable normative regime.

  1. Business premises leases entered into before 9 May 1985 and still in force on the date of entry into force of this law shall continue to be governed by the provisions of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act relating to business premises leases, except for the modifications contained in the following sections of this transitory provision.

B) Extinction and subrogation.

  1. Contracts that on the date of entry into force of this law are in a situation of legal extension shall be extinguished in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs 3 to 4 below.
  2. Leases whose lessee is a natural person shall be extinguished due to his retirement or death, unless his spouse is subrogated and the same activity continues in the premises.

In the absence of a surviving spouse who continues the activity or, in the event that the latter has been subrogated, to his retirement or death, if at that time twenty years have not elapsed since the approval of the law, a descendant of the tenant who continues the activity carried out in the premises may be subrogated in the contract. In this case, the contract will last for a sufficient number of years until twenty years have elapsed from the entry into force of the law.

The first subrogation provided for in the preceding paragraphs may not take place when two transfers have already taken place in the lease in accordance with the provisions of article 60 of the revised text of the Urban Leases Act. The second subrogation provided for may not take place when a transfer has already taken place in the lease in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned article 60.

The current tenant and his or her spouse, if subrogated, may transfer the business premises under the terms set out in article 32 of the revised text of the Urban Leases Act.

This transfer will allow the continuation of the lease for a minimum of ten years from its completion or for the number of years remaining from the time the transfer is made to compute twenty years from the approval of the law.

When in the ten years prior to the entry into force of the law the transfer of the business premises has taken place, the terms contemplated in this section will be increased by five years.

For the purposes of this section, the date of the transfer shall be taken to be that of the deed referred to in article 32 of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act.

  1. Leases of business premises whose tenant is a legal entity shall be extinguished in accordance with the following rules:

1.ª. The leases of premises in which commercial activities are developed, in twenty years.
For these purposes, commercial activities are considered to be those included in Division 6 of the rate of the Tax on Economic Activities.

Exceptions are premises with a surface area greater than 2,500 square metres, in which case extinction will occur within five years.

2.ª. Leases of premises in which activities other than those referred to in rule 1 are carried out and which correspond to quotas according to the rates of the Tax on Economic Activities:

  • Less than 85,000 pesetas in twenty years.
  • Between 85,001 and 130,000 pesetas, in fifteen years.
  • Between 130,001 and 190,000 pesetas, in ten years.
  • More than 190,000 pesetas in five years.
    The quotas that must be taken into consideration for the purposes set forth in this section are the minimum municipal quotas or minimum quotas according to tariff, which include, where appropriate, the surface supplement, corresponding to fiscal year 1994. In those activities for which there is a reduction in the Economic Activities Tax quota, this reduction will be applied to the minimum municipal quota or minimum quota according to tariff for the purpose of determining the corresponding amount.

The periods mentioned in the previous rules will be counted from the entry into force of this law. When, in the ten years prior to said entry into force, the transfer of the business premises has taken place, the periods for termination of the contracts shall be increased by five years. The date of transfer will be taken as the date of the deed referred to in article 32 of the revised text of the Law on Urban Leases.

When activities corresponding to different quotas are carried out in a premises, only the largest of them will be taken into consideration for the purposes of this section.

The lessee is responsible for proving the quota corresponding to the activity carried out in the leased premises. In the absence of proof, the lease shall have the minimum duration provided for in the first paragraph.

  1. Contracts in which, on the date of entry into force of this law, the period agreed in the contract has not yet elapsed shall last for the time remaining for this period to be fulfilled. Where this period of time is shorter than that which would result from the application of the rules of paragraph 4, the lessee may make the lease last for the period resulting from the application of those rules.

In the cases provided for in this section and in section 4, tacit renewal shall be governed by the provisions of article 1,566 of the Civil Code, and the provisions of this law relating to leases of urban properties for use other than housing shall be applicable to renewed leases.

C) Updating of rent.

From the entry into force of this law, on the date on which each year of validity of the contract is fulfilled, the rent of business premises leases may be updated, at the request of the lessor, subject to a reliable request to the lessee in accordance with the following rules:

1.ª. The rent initially agreed in the contract that gave rise to the lease must keep the rent updated in the same proportion as the General National Index of the Consumer Price Index System or the General National Index or General Urban Index of the Cost of Living Index System of the month prior to the date of the contract with respect to the index corresponding to the month prior to the date of each update.
For contracts entered into prior to 12 May 1956, the revalued rent referred to in article 96.10 of the aforementioned recast text, whether or not it was required by the lessor at the time, shall be taken as the initial rent, and the index corresponding to the date of the contract shall be that of June 1964.

2.ª. Of the updated rent corresponding to each annual period calculated in accordance with the provisions of the previous rule, only the percentage resulting from the percentage tables provided for in the following rules depending on the corresponding update period shall be payable by the lessee, provided that this amount is greater than the rent paid by the lessee at that time increased by the amounts assimilated to the rent.
In the event that, when applying the corresponding percentage table, it appears that the rent being charged at that time is higher than the amount corresponding to the application of such tables, the percentage immediately higher would be applied, or in its case the next one or subsequent ones that correspond, until the amount payable of the updated rent is higher than the one being charged without the update.

3.ª. In the leases to which, in accordance with the provisions of section 4, an extinction period of five or ten years corresponds, the rent review shall be carried out in accordance with the following table:
Updating as from the entry into force of the Law Required percentage of the updated rent
1.º 10 %
2.º 20 %
3.º 35 %
4.º 60 %
5.º 100 %
4.ª. In the leases included in section 3, and in those to which, in accordance with the provisions of section 4, an extinction period of fifteen or twenty years corresponds, the rent review shall be carried out in accordance with the percentages and terms established in rule 9.ª a), section 11 of the second transitory provision.
5.ª. The updated income shall absorb the amounts assimilated to the income from the first year of the review.
Amounts assimilated to the rent for these exclusive purposes are considered to be the repercussion on the lessee of the increase in the cost of the services and supplies referred to in article 102 of the revised text of the Urban Leases Act and the repercussion of the cost of the works referred to in article 107 of the aforementioned legal text.

6.ª. From the year in which the 100% discount is reached, the corresponding rent may be updated by the lessor or by the lessee in accordance with the percentage variation experienced in the previous twelve months by the General Index of the Consumer Price Index System, except when the contract expressly contains another updating system, in which case this will be applicable.
7.ª. The provisions of this section shall replace the provisions for leases of business premises in number 1 of article 100 of the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act.
8.ª. In order to determine the date of conclusion of the contract, the date on which it was signed will be taken into account, regardless of whether the current tenant is the original tenant or the person subrogated in his or her position.

  1. The tenant may revise the rent in accordance with the provisions of rules 1, 5 and 6 of the previous section in the first rent that corresponds to be paid, from the request for revision made by the lessor or on his own initiative.

In this case, the minimum term provided for in section 3 and the terms provided for in section 4 shall be increased by five years.

The provisions of the previous paragraph shall also apply in the event that the rent being paid at the time of entry into force of the law is greater than that resulting from the updating provided for in section 7.

  1. The rent revision provided for the contracts referred to in paragraph 3 and for those referred to in paragraph 4 that have an extinction period of fifteen or twenty years shall not apply when the lessee opts not to apply it.

To this end, the lessee must notify the lessor in writing of his intention within 30 calendar days of receipt of the lessor’s request for a rent review.

Lease agreements in respect of which the lessee exercises the option not to revise the rent shall expire on the expiration of the fifth annuity counted from the entry into force of this law.

D) Other rights of the lessor.

  1. The provisions of section 10 of the second transitory provision shall also apply to these contracts in the case of annuities of the contract that commence as from the entry into force of this law and until its termination.

E) Other rights of the lessee.

  1. The lessee shall be entitled to an indemnity equal to eighteen monthly payments of the rent in force at the time of the termination of the lease when, before the expiry of one year from the termination of the lease, any person begins to exercise in the premises the same activity or an activity related to that which he exercised. Activities that are typically able to benefit, even if only partially, from the clientele captured by the activity carried out by the lessee shall be considered to be related.
  2. When the lease is terminated in accordance with the preceding paragraphs, the lessee has the right of first refusal to continue in the leased premises if the lessor intends to enter into a new lease with a different lessee within one year of the legal termination of the lease.

To this end, the lessor must give the lessee a reliable notice of his intention to enter into a new lease, the rent offered, the essential terms of the lease and the name, address and circumstances of the new lessee.

The preferential right to continue in the leased premises in accordance with the conditions offered must be exercised by the lessee within a period of thirty calendar days from the day following that of the notification, within which time the contract is signed.

The lessor, after thirty calendar days from the notification without the lessee having signed the proposed lease, must formalize the new lease within one hundred and twenty calendar days from the notification to the lessee whose contract expired.

If the lessor had not made the notice or omitted in it any of the requirements or were different from the agreed rent, the person of the new tenant or the other essential conditions of the contract, the tenant whose contract was extinguished will have the right to be subrogated, by operation of law, in the new lease within sixty calendar days of the lessor sending him a true and legalized copy of the new lease concluded for this purpose, and he is entitled to exercise the eviction action by the procedure established for the exercise of the right of withdrawal.

The lessor is obliged to send to the lessee whose contract has expired, a copy of the new contract concluded within one year of its termination, within fifteen days of its conclusion.

The exercise of this preferential right shall be incompatible with the receipt of the compensation provided for in the previous section, the lessee being able to choose between one and the other.

  1. This transitional provision shall apply to contracts for the lease of business premises for a pharmacy office entered into before 9 May 1985 and subsisting on 31 December 1999. Section 12 of the 3rd Transitory Provision introduced by the 8th Additional Provision of Law 55/1999, 29 December, on fiscal, administrative and social measures (“B.O.E.” 30 December). Validity: 1 January 2000
    Fourth assimilated leases entered into prior to 9 May 1985
  2. Leases similar to tenancy agreements referred to in article 4.2 of the consolidated text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act and leases similar to business premises referred to in article 5.2 of the same legal text, entered into before 9 May 1985 and still existing at the entry into force of this Act, shall continue to be governed by the applicable rules of the aforementioned consolidated text, except for the modifications contained in the following sections of this transitional provision.
  3. Leases assimilated to tenancy shall be governed by the provisions of the third transitional provision. For these purposes, contracts entered into by the Catholic Church and by nonprofit Corporations shall be understood to be equivalent to those mentioned in Rule 2 of Section 4, which have a fifteen-year extinction period. The others shall be understood to be equivalent to those mentioned in the aforementioned rule 2 which have an extinction period of ten years.
  1. Leases assimilated to business premises shall be governed by the provisions of the third transitory provision for leases of premises referred to in rule 2 of section 4 which correspond to a quota greater than 190,000 pesetas.
  2. Leases of urban properties in which professional activities are carried out shall be governed by the provisions of the previous section.

Fifth Officially protected housing leases

The leases of subsidized housing that subsist at the entry into force of this law will continue to be governed by the regulations that apply to them.

Sixth Judicial Proceedings

  1. Title V of the present law shall be applicable to litigation relating to urban property rental contracts that subsist on the date of entry into force of this law.
  2. The provisions regarding the value of the lawsuit and the conformity of the judgments, which shall be immediately applicable to appeals in cassation in disputes concerning business premises lease contracts in which the Provincial Court’s judgement was issued after the entry into force of this law, shall be excepted.

Sole derogating provision Repealing provisions

Decree 4104/1964 of 24 December, approving the revised text of the 1964 Urban Leases Act, articles 8 and 9 of Royal Decree-Law 2/1985 of 30 April on Economic Policy measures, and any provisions of equal or lower rank that oppose the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, without prejudice to the transitory provisions of this Act.

The Decree of 11 March 1949 is also repealed. This repeal shall produce its effects in the territorial scope of each Autonomous Community when the provisions referred to in the third additional provision of this law are issued.

Final Provisions.

First Nature of the Law

This law is enacted under article 149.1.8 of the Constitution.

Second Entry into Force

This Act shall enter into force on 1 January 1995.

Paragraph 3 of the second transitional provision shall enter into force on the day following the publication of this law in the “Official State Gazette”.

Transfers of business premises produced from the date indicated in the preceding paragraph shall be deemed to have occurred from the entry into force of the law.

Third Publication by the Government of the Consumer Price Indices referred to in this law

Within one month of the entry into force of this law, the Government shall publish in the “Official State Gazette” a list of the Consumer Price Indices from 1954 until its entry into force.

Once the list referred to in the previous paragraph has been published, the National Statistics Institute, when announcing monthly the successive modifications of the Consumer Price Index, shall also record the variation of the proportion with the base index of 1954.

Fourth Compensation by tax route

The Government shall proceed, one year after the entry into force of the law, to submit to the Cortes Generales a bill to arbitrate a system of tax benefits to compensate lessors, in contracts entered into prior to 9 May 1985 that subsist to the entry into force of the law, while the contract remains in force, when such lessors do not enjoy the right to review the rent of the contract by application of rule 7.ª of paragraph 11 of the second transitory provision of this law.

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