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Updated Thursday, 30 September 2021 – 18:24
The dialogue between PSOE and United We Can has been frozen for almost three months and the delay in the approval of the regulation exceeds eight months with respect to the expected deadlines
Protest during the presentation of the ‘Law for the guarantee of the right to decent and adequate housing’, in front of the Congress Housing United Podemos supports in Congress an alternative housing law to pressure the PSOE and force it to limit rents Housing The Law of Housing is entrenched while UP presses to impose the Catalan model
United We Can and the rest of the PSOE partners in the Government have increased their pressure this Thursday for the Socialists to give in when it comes to limit rents and pass a housing law that includes direct intervention in rents and other aspects such as the expropriation of real estate from large owners.
Ms Pas, Bildu, ERC, CUP, Junts, Comproms, BNG and Coalicin Canaria They have joined UP to register in Congress a bill drafted by various social organizations due to the delay in the negotiations to enforce what would be the first Housing Law in the country.
The dialogue between PSOE and United We Can has been frozen for almost three months and the delay in the approval of the rule exceeds eight months with respect to the expected deadlines.
Faced with this delay, a group of more than 120 social organizations headed by the CCOO and UGT unions, and by the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH), the Union of Tenants and Nobody Homeless, among others, has drawn up a normative proposal that seeks the recognition of housing as a subjective right and the end of “evictions without a housing alternative.”
Unidos Podemos has given its support to this proposal by adding to its registration in the Lower House, in a gesture that once again makes clear its position regarding the intervention of income and its refusal to lower the demands before its partner in the Government.
The promoters of the initiative have concentrated this morning in Congress to make the proposal visible. At the meeting, the Secretary of Social Policies and Housing of UGT, Isabel Grace, has commented that “the union world cannot be oblivious” to this need and has asked the public administrations to “guarantee the right of access to housing” and regulate the price of rents to avoid “speculating with a basic need” .
The law already has the commitment of the parties that have registered it, so these social organizations are now seeking the support of the PSOE to obtain its approval, as has been expressed by the spokesperson for the Platform for People Affected by Mortgage (PAH), Luca delgado.
The law contemplates legal modifications in the Urban Leasing Law, as well as in the mortgage and judicial regulation, and establishes an objective so that the municipalities with the highest residential demand have 20% of social housing in a period of twenty years with respect to the total number of housing stock. In addition, it provides for the express prohibition of evictions without a housing alternative and guarantees basic supplies.
In the case of rent, the new law enables to declare stressed areas if the average income exceeds 30% of average income or that in five years there is accumulated price growth of at least three points above the interannual rate of the CPI of the corresponding autonomous community. The declaration of a stressed zone may be extended for up to five years.
Likewise, it contemplates that the municipalities can apply surcharges in the Real Estate Tax (IBI) in vacant homes of the large holders and cancels the special tax regime of the Socimis, which will be taxed in the general regime.
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