Congress Approves the New Rental Act

3 April 2019 – Eje Prime

On Wednesday, Congress approved the decree law containing the latest measures to regulate the rental market. The PSOE, Unidos Podemos, Esquerra Republicana, PDeCat, PNV, Compromís and EH-Bildu all voted in favour of the law; the PP and Ciudadanos voted against it; and the UPN abstained.

The decree containing the urgent rental measures entered into force on 6 March after being approved by the Council of Ministers. The law limits increases in rental prices to the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and extends the duration of contracts from three to five years, amongst other measures.

The bill also grants town halls and autonomous communities the power to decide their own housing policies in accordance with their respective fiscal frameworks.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

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