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Catalonia extends the rental cap to 271 municipalities: it will affect 90% of the population

Date: May 22, 2024 Time: 10:19:43

The Generalitat of Catalonia has given the green light to the procedures for expanding from 140 to 271 the number of Catalan municipalities in which the rental price will be limited. The Minister of Territory, Ester Capella, today announced this extension to the municipalities that in the summer of last year were already declared as tense areas in the autonomous community.

In total, the measure will now affect a total of 90% of the Catalan population – an area in which more than seven million inhabitants reside). Today marks one month since the entry into force of these rent caps, with which the Government of Spain, through the Housing Law, intends to stop the rise in prices, especially in areas of the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona and of the coastline.

This new extension of the Catalan Executive affects municipalities with more than 2,000 inhabitants spread throughout the Catalan geography, including the Val d’Aran area (Lleida), which had requested it and which this Monday held its Urban Planning Commission, one by one. Chapel in Vielha.

The requirements in Catalonia from the ceiling to the rent

The new municipalities must meet one of the requirements established by State Law: that individuals or families dedicate more than 30% of their income to pay the rent or mortgage, including basic expenses and supplies, and that the rental or purchase price . housing has experienced a cumulative increase of at least 3 points above inflation (CPI) in the last 5 years.

Catalonia was the first autonomous community in Spain to apply these limits to rental prices, which according to the Agència de l’Habitatge de Catalunya, fell by 5.4% in the first quarter of this year, an average of 1,399 euros, and They increased by 10.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2022.

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