Abstract: We analyze a corpus of 100,000 judicial decisions in the Spanish judicial system, with a focus on the scope of housing. Using topic modeling and information theory, we are able to reveal disrupting topics and periods, and to interpret them in terms of the role played by legislative changes, landmark decisions, and the influence of social movements.

CEJFE Project on urban leases in the Catalan Civil Code

Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada (CEJFE) is funding a project on the analysis of the draft bill introducing urban leases into the sixth book of the Civil Code of Catalonia.

On the one hand, a systematic, comparative and interdisciplinary analysis is undertaken of the civil elements that are relevant for the lessor and the lessee, and, on the other hand, the imbrication of the Draft Bill in the Catalan and national legal system is studied.

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Tenement law webinar

Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre has participated as speaker in a webinar organized by the Scottish Law Commission, talking about the legal framework of defaulters in condominiums in Spain.



The predoctoral researcher Andrés Labella Iglesias has published an article titled “La propiedad horizontal como instrumento para los apoyos al ejercicio de la capacidad” in the journal Anales Especial 2022. 

Journal “Housing”

The no. 17 issue of the biannual journal “Housing” of the Housing Chair was published. Download at:
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Doctoral Thesis Defense

On September 30, 2022, Silvana Canales Gutiérrez, researcher of the UNESCO Housing Chair, defended her doctoral thesis entitled “The guest-consumer as an international subject of protection against online platforms of tourist accommodation”, and obtained the highest qualification and Cum Laude recognition from the thesis examination committee.

Award from «Revista Crítica de Derecho Inmobiliario»

On September 19 2022, Dr. Héctor Simón Moreno won the prize for the best paper published by the Journal “Revista Crítica de Derecho Inmobiliario” in the years 2021 and 2022 for his article “The occupation of dwellings without qualifying title and fundamental and human rights in conflict” (no. 786, 2021). The event took place at the Association of Land and Mercantile Registrars of Spain.

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Agenda of the Housing Chair September-October

The Agenda of the UNESCO Housing Chair for the months of September-October is now available.

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Dr. Héctor Simón Moreno has published an article on the Sixth Book of the Civil Code of Catalonia and its impact on real estate contracts in the latest issue of the Civil Law Review. 

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Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar has published the article “Llueve sobre mojado: el problema del acceso a la vivienda en un contexto de pandemia (It Never Rains but It Pours: The Problem of Access to Housing in a Pandemic Context)” in Derecho privado y Constitución, no. 37.