After almost 12 months of negotiations and with eight months of delay, PSOE and United may have closed the Agreement on Tuesday, the first Law on Housing in Spain. Socialists have finished giving on to the main claim of purple training and will intervene rent prices in areas that are considered more tensioned, both large and small owners.
With regard to large owners, the agreement contemplates regular prices to go down by law rentals based on the reference index for all contracts in tensioned market zones. For small owners, the freezing of prices will be required and tax incentives will be established to motivate the rebates.
The project is still in the drafting phase and knowledgeable sources of the negotiations point out that it is likely that the norm not talks from large and small owners, but about natural and legal persons to apply one or another alternative.
It will be necessary to wait even several weeks to know literality, since the approval of the bill is scheduled for within several councils of ministers. Then it will start the parliamentary procedure of the text.
Asked about the measures to regulate rentals and intervene in prices, presidency minister Felix Bolaños, has been limited to saying that "there are all kinds of measures and elements that will be able to contain and reduce the rental price" and Among them, he has advanced that the standard includes "a very powerful package of bonuses to encourage owners to lower prices."
The threshold between the great and the small fork will be marked by the number of properties. For the first time, a single definition will be established to distinguish between each other and based on that, it will be officially considered large owner to those who have 10 or more property properties.
In addition, the obligation is established to reserve 30% of all promotions for protected housing and that amount, half will be allocated for social rent.
UP has also managed to move another of its demands forward and is the one that has to do with empty housing. The team led by IONE Belarra has been pressing to start some kind of penalty on this type of property and in accordance with the points of the covenant to which the world has had access, the future housing law will contemplate a tax on empty housing to Through the IBI surcharge of up to 150% that the City Councils may apply.
This is precisely another of the keys of the proposal. According to Felix Bolaño at the press conference after the Council of Ministers, the last word when materializing a good part of the measures, including the intervention of prices, will relapse in the Autonomous Communities and the City Councils, which are the ones that are They hold most of housing competitions.
The law will be articulated as a "state umbrella", according to Bolaños, so that the CCAA can implement other measures on housing. This conception could support the Law on the Intervention of Revenues that entered into force a year ago in Catalonia and that it is appealed before the Constitutional Court due to lack of legal reserve.
Following this Estela, they will be the autonomous governments that have to request the declaration of an area as a tensioned area, so that if that request is not made, it is unlikely that no type of limitation or regulation can be applied.
And the same happens at the municipal level. The future housing law will enable the municipalities to apply a surcharge in the IBI for empty housing, which does not mean they are obliged to do so.Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 15:24