Legislative Authorisation to Revise the Civil Code

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Legislative Authorisation to Revise the Civil Code

2021-05-10

Law 2/2021 of 15 April was enacted and published to authorise the Government to make a specific amendment to the Civil Code, approved by Decree-Law 47344 of 25 November 1996. The essential aim of this amendment is to bring the Civil Code rules into line with the provisions of the Land Registry Code, approved by Decree-Law 2/2018 of 23 August.

The Government is empowered to extend the probative value of authentic documents and change the form of the contracts for voluntary mortgage, sale and purchase, and sale and purchase with loan.

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