Friday, October 22

Ábalos does not give in on the rent and proposes incentives in personal income tax instead of limits

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The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) you have again rejected the cap on maximum rental prices required by the Department of Social Rights and has proposed modulate the current 60% deduction in personal income tax for net income from income of habitual residence as a mechanism for price containment.

The proposal that this Wednesday the Secretary General for Housing, David Lucas, delivered to the Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra, proposes to establish, in the new lease contracts, a general reduction percentage of 50%, adjustable according to various criteria, and it reaffirms that the price limitation systems required by its government partner “have not proven their effectiveness in Germany or France.”

For the rental of homes to young people between 18 and 35 years old, foresees an additional reduction of 20% (70% in total), while for protected housing and recently rehabilitated houses it would be an additional 10% (60% in total), provided that rehabilitation or improvement works have been carried out in housing in the last three years, which imply an outlay of more than six months of rent.

The proposal already has the rejection of the PSOE government partner, United We Can, that the a “flagrant breach” of the coalition government agreement on the socialist side.

As sources of the purple formation have explained to Europa Press, the offer presented by the PSOE at the meeting this Wednesday “consists of dedicate public resources to assume, by all taxpayers, the rent reductions made by whoever has a rental home “.

Consequently, they appreciate that the socialists “succumb” to the proposals of the real estate employers with a model that benefits large homeowners, instead of establishing obligations that bring up empty properties that lower the rent.

This has been pointed out after the meeting on Wednesday between the Secretary General for the Urban and Housing Agenda, David Lucas, and the Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra. Lucas, who heads the negotiating team of the PSOE, sent the document that includes the incentive system late yesterday, a model that the Second Vice Presidency has already rejected because he understands that it has failed in Portugal.

From Unidos Podemos it is considered that this proposal “not only violates the Government agreement” by “not including the regulation of rental prices”, but also es “antisocial by promoting that whoever has the most, and who has contributed the most to inflate the bubble, benefits to a greater extent of these incentives sustained with everyone’s money. ”

As proof of this, they allude to the fact that the basis for this proposal states that “the more expensive the rent and the more homes an owner has, the greater the tax benefit they receive.”

Likewise, they reproach that the PSOE “does not include any measures directed at large owners constituted in companies such as Blackstone and the rest of the vulture funds, “which” could continue to collect abusive rents as they have been up to now and speculate on the right to housing. ”

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