Change of minister but the same jam as always. The new transport owner, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, and his team have resumed the negotiations of the future housing law with a United Delegation, we can led by the Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, with the aim of advancing in The norm that accumulates seven months late.
Both teams took weeks without contacts to address the norm after the government crisis that provoked the departure of José Luis Ábalos in ancient promotion. However, the two government partners continue to stuck at the same points that have caused the law, which should be approved at the end of February.
According to transport sources, Minister Sánchez has insisted on the need to give an impetus to negotiations and approve this law "as soon as possible" to meet the demands of citizenship, especially the most vulnerable.
The standard is being one of the main friction points and tensions between the two government partners and its greater spotlight is the limit of rentals. United We can demand the PSOE to include a direct intervention in the market, so that prices can be raised in those areas with higher income, but socialists refuse and bet on a fiscal bonus system that encourages owners to reduce prices.
The limitation of the rentals, in fact, was about to knock down the current budgets in force, although finally PSOE and UP agreed to approve the Housing Law in January and initiate its processing in February. The delay accumulates since then.
In its last proposal, the Ministry of Transport (then under the tutelage of Ábalos) put on the table a mandatory extension proposal of the rents in tensioned areas does something more than a month ago. According to this proposal, while in these areas the prices are very high, the tenants will have the right to remain in their homes beyond 5 or 7 years that now stipulates the law. During how much time? In principle, the concept of tensioned zone that is handled in the negotiations contemplates that they maintain their consideration for three years and that such consideration is established based on different parameters still by specifying.
But neither will we convince we can, since it considers that it is "a step towards regulation, but insufficient," because it freezes but does not reduce rentals and, therefore, does not comply with what is established in the Budget Agreement signed by both parties.
The rest of the aspects that generated discrepancies between both partners in relation to the future norm have been inclined, among them, the definition of great fork, the concept of empty housing and evictions. With the executive vacation around the corner, it is likely that the two ministries involved in conversations do not achieve significant progress until the end of summer.Updated Date: 03 August 2021, 19:27