At the same time as the German constitutional court ruled the limitation of rents in Berlin, united we could present its star proposal for housing in Madrid in the face of the May 4 elections, which is no other than limiting rents so that its price does not exceed 30% of the average wage in the corresponding area. “We will regulate the rents so that the price does not exceed 30% of the average income of the households”, explains jacinto, candidate of unified we can the assembly of madrid, in a note distributed by the party. The proposal goes on the line that the party is defending at the national level in the negotiations it maintains with the psoe to advance the future housing law.
Judicial setback in Berlinthe ruling of the German court introduces a more reference factor. The constitutional ruling now has retroactive effects, so tenants will have to pay home the difference between the rent they agreed on the contract and the one that Berlin established maximum. The uncertainty of all these months paralyzed the lease market in the capital and although prices dropped, many owners decided to withdraw so properties from the offer pending a final resolution.
A consequence of which many voices of the sector alert here in spider if finally the government decides to set a limit on rent prices by law. As far as madrid is concerned, united we can urge the administration to mobilize the empty housing of the big owners, considering as such to the owners of more than 10 properties, banks, investment funds and socimis, to allocate it to social rent. Together we can also propose a tax on the empty housing of large owners, whose use has not been granted for social rent.