Spain: Real estate companies demand public-private collaboration

August 31, 2019
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This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

The main real estate groups in the sector have asked the head of the government to promote public policies while they face the difficulty of accessing the rental market

The real estate sector demands more public-private collaboration.

Top real estate groups have met with the President, Pedro Sánchez, to transfer their requests in real estate. Specifically, the groups ask to increase public-private collaboration when designing housing access policies and face the difficulty of accessing the rental market.

The President of Concovi, Juan Casares, said “the public land and heritage of Spaniards falls on those companies or entities that have a clear corporate purpose, such as housing cooperatives or public promoters,” in statements collected by Europe Press

The President of the Employers' Association of Housing Cooperatives has assured that "the public asset, the land, has to end up in the hands of the people, but not through private real estate developers, because the public is not to get industrial benefit."

The problem of access to rental housing has been another issue around which the meeting has turned. The Director of Studies of the real estate portal Fotocasa, Beatriz Toribio, has assured that Spain needs “a real rental market”.

On the other hand, spokesmen of the Platform of People Affected by the Mortgage (PAH) have requested that all evictions be paralyzed for citizens who have no alternatives and that taxation be reformed so that the owners of empty homes pay a “powerful tax."

They have also urged the promotion of a State Housing Law that intervenes rents and limits prices. "We are very happy that they have listened to us and we hope that this type of meetings will be repeated frequently when there is a government," they said.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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