Tuesday, January 25

The Government extends the suspension of evictions and the rent moratorium until August

The first vice president, Carmen Calvo (i), and the minister spokesperson, María Jesús Montero.

The first vice president, Carmen Calvo (i), and the minister spokesperson, María Jesús Montero.

The Government has extended until August 9 the suspension of evictions of rental for vulnerable groups, including those without a contract, and the moratorium on payment and 50% deductions of rents, if the lessors are large holders (ten or more homes) or public entities.

Although its validity expired on May 9 with the end of the state of alarm, the Council of Ministers has approved a decree law that supposes a new extension of these and other measures, such as extending the housing lease contracts for six months under the same terms and conditions of the current contract, if the owner does not claim the housing for himself or there is no different agreement between the parties.

Likewise, the period for the landlords and owners of the dwelling affected by the suspension of evictions to submit the request for compensation is extended for three months, which ends on September 9.

According to the Government, the objective is address situations of vulnerability that may occur beyond May 9, when the state of alarm ends, as a consequence of the crisis derived from the pandemic.

In a statement, the Executive emphasizes that the moratorium or partial remission of rent is a measure that does not affect small homeowners and that it can only be requested once during the entire period in which it has been in force.

Like this measure, the extraordinary six-month extension of the rental contract can only be requested once during the entire period in which it is in force.

For its part, the suspension of evictions that is extended requires the coordinated action of the judicial bodies and the competent social services, and includes households affected by procedures to launch their habitual residence that do not have lease contracts, when they exist. dependents, victims of violence against women or minors in charge.

For these cases establishes the possibility that the judge, after weighted and proportional assessment of the specific case, has the power to suspend the launch, When the owners are natural or legal persons who own more than ten dwellings, requesting a report from the competent social services so that they assess the situation of economic vulnerability and identify the measures to respond to the situation.

In the event that a housing solution is not offered to the evicted in the three following months from the issuance of the social services report, the owners of the property will have the right to request compensation provided that the economic damage caused is proven.

The cases in which the dwelling is the habitual residence or second residence of the owner, when it is a property assigned by any valid title in right to a natural person who has his habitual residence or second residence duly there, are still excluded from the suspension of evictions. accredited and when the entry or stay has occurred through intimidation or violence against people.

Also when they exist reasonable evidence that the home is being used for illegal activities, in the case of properties intended for social housing and the housing has already been assigned to an applicant, and in cases where the entry into the property has occurred after the entry into force of the measure.


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