Thermal strainers: The Mayor opens the door to a postponement of the rental ban timetable

The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire opened the door on Tuesday to a postponement of the timetable for the ban on the rental of housing considered to be "thermal sieves" from 2025, arguing that inflation has changed the given

Thermal strainers: The Mayor opens the door to a postponement of the rental ban timetable

The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire opened the door on Tuesday to a postponement of the timetable for the ban on the rental of housing considered to be "thermal sieves" from 2025, arguing that inflation has changed the given.

“I consider that everything that was decided before the rise in (interest) rates deserves to be looked at again in the light of this crisis. What was possible when the money was available becomes impossible with such high rates. We must be very pragmatic and see if we can shift the calendars,” the minister declared to Le Parisien.

The “Climate and Resilience” law, promulgated on August 24, 2021, provides for the ban on rental from January 1, 2025 of housing classified “G” and in 2028 of those classified “F” by the new energy performance diagnosis (DPE). ). The latter is no longer based on energy bills, but on the characteristics of the building (quality of insulation, type of windows, heating system, etc.).

“When we increase by 1.6 billion euros the credits dedicated to the renovation of housing in the 2024 budget, it is to support these owners. Then I wonder: can this so-called DPE classification not be improved?", underlines Bruno Le Maire.

“With my colleague from the Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu, we are ready to open this debate,” assures the Minister of Finance.

“Personally”, Bruno Le Maire says he is “very favorable” to a revision of the calendar, “in particular for co-ownerships”.

Also referring to the zero-interest loan (PTZ), the minister proposed revising the scale to allow more “young households” to access it.

“The zero-interest loan is important for first-time buyers with modest incomes. We had decided to tighten it for budgetary reasons: I propose that we revise the PTZ scale so that there are more young households who can benefit from it. have access and that we review the criteria to create more flexibility,” declared Bruno Le Maire.

He also said he was in favor of the creation of a “subsidized rate loan” to help households, by offering “credit financing conditions more attractive than those on the market”. “When rates are at 4%, shouldn’t we think about a more accessible rate for households?”, launched Mr. Le Maire.

Such a loan could “be reserved for first-time buyers or not, I am open to discussion,” he said.

09/26/2023 22:45:39 -         Paris (AFP) -         © 2023 AFP