Spain’s Real Estate Sector Condemns the Government’s New Rental Act

1 March 2019 – Ok Diario

The real estate sector has expressed its widespread disapproval of the Royal Decree Law approved by the Government on Friday containing urgent measures for the housing and rental sectors.

Investment funds, real estate experts and rental associations alike have all condemned the new law as discriminatory, restrictive and short-termist.

Claudio Boada, Head Consultant at Blackstone España, said that the new legislation will undoubtedly result in more upwards pressure on prices and a reduction in supply, whilst sources at Fotocasa criticised the lack of tax incentives for landlords who rent their homes at affordable prices.

If this royal decree is ratified, then “rental contracts will have been subject to three different sets of rules in less than three months”, observed Gustavo Rossi from Alquiler Seguro, which is both confusing and unsustainable.

Original story: Ok Diario 

Summary translation by: Carmel Drake

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