In Spain, there are different regional laws concerning the Civil Law. Therefore there is general Spanish law, and the law in our Region (Valencia).
Here I explain the time limitation periods that generally apply under the Civil Code or Prescription (which means that the time limit can be stopped by a burofax or acknowledgement by the accused and then start again from that date).
Contracts and debts
A party loses its right to enforce payment of a debt or completion of a contract unless a court action or proceedings are commenced in Court within 5 years now, which was previously 15 years (it changed in 2015). This means that the deadline for all Actions for breaches of contract before 2015 expire October 2020, as the law changed October 2015.
Do you have a case against a solicitor as you never received your deeds? Do you have a case against a Bank as you lost your deposit on a property? As long as you have paperwork and copies of payments, please contact us now, so that we can review the paperwork (no cost) and try to help you. We also take some cases on a No Win No Fee Basis.
An employee must lodge an application with the relevant Tribunal or Court within 20 working days (art. 59.3 Statue of Workers Rights) otherwise they lose a right to be able to claim for dismissal or redundancy. For salary, they have one year.
Personal Injury and death claims
The Civil Code in Spain dictates that claims have to be within the relevant period. Each crime has different prescription periods.
If you would like to check whether your case is still valid, please let us know and we would be happy to help.