Unions of tenants call on the Government to reduce the cost of housing as part of the next anti-crisis package

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After 52 extensions in its process in Congress, housing legislation does not exist and is not expected to, at least not in the short term. In a period of high inflation that has made buying cars, electricity, gas and fuel more expensive, we must add to the equation the general increase in rental prices as well as floating rate mortgages as further increases are expected.

Unions of Tenants of Madrid and Catalonia This Thursday, he met the Secretary General of Urban Development and Housing Department. David Lucas, introduce a package of “temporary and urgent” measures to curb rising house prices. He believes that the effects of inflation cannot be mitigated without affecting the “fundamental cost of families”, adding that “we can no longer wait for government-stopped legislation”. PSOE’s failure to limit rent prices.

In particular, according to Fotocasa, rents have increased by 6.4% annually through the second quarter of 2022. This is data that does not accurately reflect market behavior, as it is based on offer prices published on the website.

At least in though Catalonia really feels a real and powerful rise Rent as the Constitutional Court struck down a law limiting rent increases. In particular, prices The autonomous community as a whole grew by 6.6% Compared to the same period in 2021, and Barcelona up 10%, According to the Ministry of Housing and Social Integration of Catalonia, an average rent of one thousand euros, which is based on the amount of the deposited deposit.

“The situation is out of control,” commented a spokesman for the loggers’ union. Carmen Arcarazo, after meeting with Lucas, who promised to only “look” at the proposals. The increase in Barcelona is about a hundred euros, which is beyond the reach of renters, said Carazzo, who only saw the disappearance of the prohibition law, which also reduced prices in the busiest areas.

Unions are rising Three tentative proposals Which are in addition to the timid measures taken by the government so far (2% annual rent renewal and housing rental assistance for youth). First, they demand a rent freeze Mandatory contract extension. In this way, he explains, excessive price increases, which are common at the end of contracts, can be avoided. Arcarazo said the Catalan Union’s meetings are filled with cases of families whose contracts are not being renewed to raise prices for new tenants.

On the other hand, they ask Remove annual price updates Rents Previously, the City Lease Act linked them to the Consumer Price Index, although the government linked them to the Guaranteed Competitiveness Index (IGC), which does not exceed 2%, to prevent cost increases caused by the war in Ukraine. Tenant associations are demanding the cancellation of any inspections, as well as all inspections conducted between October 31, 2021 and March 2021. “The point is not that the landlord should return the money to the tenant, but that their prices will return to what they were a year ago”, he concludes.

He also met various leaders in Congress this Thursday Batches of investment blocks (ERC, EH Bildu, Podemos, BNG, Más País, Compromís, En Comú Podem, CUP) who favored its use. These formations are stable, introducing proposed PSOE amendments to housing laws Vote against the general public Without including the rent cap and other housing requirements already included in the agreement between United We Can and the PSOE to form a coalition government.

For its part, it announces that the housing movement will begin Propose unification next week to put pressure on PSOE. According to the report, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Development “has not returned our calls since March,” Arcarazo explained. In fact, this meeting with the Secretary-General came after Minister Raquel Sanchez’s speech was interrupted last week.

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