The effect of the Catalan housing law: rental prices rise four times more than in Madrid
The effect of the Catalan housing law: rental prices rise four times more than in Madrid

Specifically, the increase in rental prices in Catalonia was 5.67%. In the case of the Community of Madrid, it remained at 1.44%.

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Almost fifteen months have passed since the entry into force of the Catalan law that limited rental income in areas known as stressed. Your name? Law of Containment and Moderation of the Price of the Rent. In doors, the state law: the Draft Law for the Right to Housing. But, how has the law that governs Catalonia behaved?

If we review the latest data, in November 2021, the average rental price in Spain was 9.91 euros per square meter. This is 0.41% more than in October, according to piso.com. From November 2020 to November 2021, the drop was 0.08%. And there were only four autonomous communities in which the price grew during the last year: Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, the Basque Country and Madrid.

Beyond the growth of Castilla-La Mancha (7.74%), which led the rise, there is another fact that is striking. And it is that the increase in rental prices in Catalonia has quadrupled that of the Community of Madrid.

Specifically, the increase in rental prices in Catalonia was 5.67%. In the case of the Community of Madrid, it remained at 1.44%. Unlike in Catalonia, in the Madrid community there is no law to lower the rent as such.

One could even say what is neither here nor expected, despite the fact that the Council of Ministers has already taken the first steps to implement a Housing Law at the state level. Of course, the municipalities and the autonomous communities governed by the Popular Party (PP) have said that they do not plan to apply it. And it will be these organizations that will end up deciding whether or not to put it into practice.

In the case of the Basque Country, to cite all the autonomies in which there was growth, prices increased by 3.15%. In the rest of the Autonomous Communities, which do not have a specific law, they fell. There it is worth mentioning the case of the Valencian Community, which did 11.11%; Cantabria, 9.76%; La Rioja, 9.57%; and the Region of Murcia, 8.32%.

With all these data, the Community of Madrid continues to be the most expensive for tenants According to piso.com: 12.65 euros per square meter. They are followed by the Balearic Islands (11.37 euros), the Basque Country (10.99 euros), Catalonia (10.98 euros) and the Canary Islands (9.36 euros). The cheapest were Castilla y León (4.53 euros), Extremadura (5.11 euros) and the Region of Murcia (5.42 euros).

Provinces and capitals

These data show that adjustments continue to dominate the rental market. “The power of self-regulation of the lease has been demonstratedalthough perhaps not to the extent of the families’ purchasing power”, says Ferran Font, director of Estudios de piso.com.

Beyond the autonomous communities, and as far as the provinces are concerned, nine lowered their prices by more than 10% in the last year. At the head, Ciudad Real, with 16.06%. They are followed by Alicante, with a fall of 15.29%; Ávila (-13.79%) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (-13.29%).

On the other side of the scale, the provinces where housing rental prices rose the most during the last year were Guadalajara (14.42%), Almería (9.84%) and Pontevedra (9.46%).

Madrid (12.65 euros per square meter), Barcelona (12.04 euros), the Balearic Islands (11.37 euros), Guipúzcoa (10.98 euros) and Vizcaya (10.16 euros) were the provinces with the highest rental income higher. All of them above 10 euros per square meter. For their part, Cuenca (3.30 euros), Ávila (3.40 euros), Ciudad Real (3.68 euros), Toledo (3.73 euros) and Palencia (3.92 euros) corresponded to the lowest . They did not exceed 4 euros per square meter, like Soria.

Finally, and in the case of the provincial capitals, the most striking increases during the last year were for Lugo (18.84%), Pontevedra (16.68%) and Tarragona (12.76%). accentuated occurred in Logroño (-11.73%), Córdoba (-7.76%) and Ciudad Real (-7.10%).

With everything, the podium of the most expensive rental price is still for Barcelona: 17.22 euros per square meter. Next, San Sebastián and Madrid occupy second and third place, with 16.64 and 15.38 euros, respectively. The cheapest provincial capitals for tenants were Zamora (5.13 euros per square meter), Ciudad Real (5.78 euros), Ourense (5.89 euros), Teruel (5.95 euros) and Cáceres (5. €98).

The effect of the Catalan housing law: rental prices rise four times more than in Madrid

Specifically, the increase in rental prices in Catalonia was 5.67%. In the case of the Community of Madrid, it remained at 1.44%.

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Almost fifteen months have passed since the entry into force of the Catalan law that limited rental income in areas known as stressed. Your name? Law of Containment and Moderation of the Price of the Rent. In doors, the state law: the Draft Law for the Right to Housing. But, how has the law that governs Catalonia behaved?

If we review the latest data, in November 2021, the average rental price in Spain was 9.91 euros per square meter. This is 0.41% more than in October, according to piso.com. From November 2020 to November 2021, the drop was 0.08%. And there were only four autonomous communities in which the price grew during the last year: Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, the Basque Country and Madrid.

Beyond the growth of Castilla-La Mancha (7.74%), which led the rise, there is another fact that is striking. And it is that the increase in rental prices in Catalonia has quadrupled that of the Community of Madrid.

Specifically, the increase in rental prices in Catalonia was 5.67%. In the case of the Community of Madrid, it remained at 1.44%. Unlike in Catalonia, in the Madrid community there is no law to lower the rent as such.

One could even say what is neither here nor expected, despite the fact that the Council of Ministers has already taken the first steps to implement a Housing Law at the state level. Of course, the municipalities and the autonomous communities governed by the Popular Party (PP) have said that they do not intend to apply it. And it will be these organizations that will end up deciding whether or not to put it into practice.

In the case of the Basque Country, to cite all the autonomies in which there was growth, prices increased by 3.15%. In the rest of the Autonomous Communities, which do not have a specific law, they fell. There it is worth mentioning the case of the Valencian Community, which did 11.11%; Cantabria, 9.76%; La Rioja, 9.57%; and the Region of Murcia, 8.32%.

With all these data, the Community of Madrid continues to be the most expensive for tenants According to piso.com: 12.65 euros per square meter. They are followed by the Balearic Islands (11.37 euros), the Basque Country (10.99 euros), Catalonia (10.98 euros) and the Canary Islands (9.36 euros). The cheapest were Castilla y León (4.53 euros), Extremadura (5.11 euros) and the Region of Murcia (5.42 euros).

Provinces and capitals

These data show that adjustments continue to dominate the rental market. “The power of self-regulation of the lease has been demonstratedalthough perhaps not to the extent of the families’ purchasing power”, says Ferran Font, director of Estudios de piso.com.

Beyond the autonomous communities, and with regard to the provinces, nine lowered their prices by more than 10% in the last year. At the head, Ciudad Real, with 16.06%. They are followed by Alicante, with a fall of 15.29%; Ávila (-13.79%) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (-13.29%).

On the other side of the scale, the provinces where housing rental prices rose the most during the last year were Guadalajara (14.42%), Almería (9.84%) and Pontevedra (9.46%).

Madrid (12.65 euros per square meter), Barcelona (12.04 euros), the Balearic Islands (11.37 euros), Guipúzcoa (10.98 euros) and Vizcaya (10.16 euros) were the provinces with the highest rental income higher. All of them above 10 euros per square meter. For their part, Cuenca (3.30 euros), Ávila (3.40 euros), Ciudad Real (3.68 euros), Toledo (3.73 euros) and Palencia (3.92 euros) corresponded to the lowest . They did not exceed 4 euros per square meter, like Soria.

Finally, and in the case of the provincial capitals, the most striking increases during the last year were for Lugo (18.84%), Pontevedra (16.68%) and Tarragona (12.76%). accentuated occurred in Logroño (-11.73%), Córdoba (-7.76%) and Ciudad Real (-7.10%).

With everything, the podium of the most expensive rental price is still for Barcelona: 17.22 euros per square meter. Next, San Sebastián and Madrid occupy second and third place, with 16.64 and 15.38 euros, respectively. The cheapest provincial capitals for tenants were Zamora (5.13 euros per square metre), Ciudad Real (5.78 euros), Ourense (5.89 euros), Teruel (5.95 euros) and Cáceres (5. €98).

The AVE to Galicia warms up: Pedro Sánchez and Felipe VI will make the inaugural trip this Monday

As of Tuesday, December 21, the commercial services will be released, which will reduce journeys by more than 1 hour.

AVE in Chamartín.

Sixteen years of work, four Prime Ministers and seven Development Ministers later, the AVE to Galicia is a reality. This Monday, King Felipe VI will preside over the inauguration of the high-speed line between Madrid and Galicia next Monday, on a trip in which the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchezand the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Rachel Sanchez.

The inaugural trip of the AVE will be the prelude to the start of commercial services, which will begin on Tuesday 21 and with which Galicia will be connected with Madrid through high speed starting this week.

The first day the tickets went on sale, Renfe sold 60,222 tickets with origin or destination Galicia. On the occasion of the arrival of high speed, the public company launched a campaign until December 7 with 250,000 tickets at a promotional price of 15 euros, regardless of origin and destination.

In addition, just this week, the president of Renfe, Isaías Táboas, announced that the Avlo, the low-cost train that the company already operates between Madrid and Barcelona with tickets starting at 7 euros, will also arrive in Galicia through the new high-speed network that opens on the 20th.

Táboas estimated at 6 million passengers in all means of transport in Galicia, of which 10% corresponds to the train. Its objective is to increase this figure and that, compared to the plane, which is now distributed 20% for the train and 80% for the plane, it goes to 50% each, thanks to the competitive times that the train will now have and its punctuality commitment.

Total, the State has invested more than 9,000 million euros in the last 16 years for the construction of the infrastructure between Madrid and Galicia. These works have been characterized by delays and postponements for their completion.

Time reduction

The connection between Madrid and Ourense It will be done in a time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. In this section, the times between both cities are reduced by 1 hour and 28 minutes. In addition, the completion of the works allows to reduce the times in the connections with the rest of Galician cities by about one hour.

From the capital of Ourense, and thanks to the commissioning of this new section, the trains will improve their travel times to the rest of the Galician towns compared to Madrid, so that: the trains from Vigo and Pontevedra will cut their current times by 54 minutes ; those of Santiago, 1 hour and 4 minutes; those of A Coruña, 1 hour and 3 minutes; and the trains to Lugo will shorten your journey time by 57 minutes.

But it will not be until the arrival of Talgo’s 106 series trains, those known as ‘Avril’, when more time will be cut. They are expected to arrive before the summer of 2022, although it is something that is not yet confirmed. Specifically, the times will be reduced by up to 20 minutes since they will go at a speed of 330 km/h.

Thanks to these, high speed will reach the rest of the Galician capitals as they have variable gauge. These trains are expected to arrive next year.

Glovo and Goggo will test the use of delivery robots and autonomous foodtrucks on the streets of Madrid

These projects, together with an autonomous car and a delivery drone, belong to the mobility pilots promoted by the City Council and Madrid Futuro.

An autonomous vehicle, an autonomous foodtruck and a drone and a delivery robot that will be tested in Madrid

In the not too distant future, the streets of Madrid will be able to see a autonomous vehicle, a delivery drone of goods, an autonomous robot of last mile for home delivery of supermarket products or a Autonomous food truck.

These are the four first pilot projects that will carry out their tests in the Mobility Sandbox of Villaverde launched by the Madrid City Council and in which companies such as Glovo, Goggo Network or Globalvia, among others, participate.

Among them is the autonomous robot developed by Goggo Network, Glovo and delibera.AI, which is scheduled to begin testing in the first quarter of 2022 on distribution of products included in the Glovo home delivery supermarket service.

The companies have managed to adapt a technology that has already been tested in cities such as Istanbul or Dubai to the mobility requirements of Madrid. In this initial phase an operator will supervise the deliverieswhich will serve to test the development of this new distribution system.

Goggo Networka company founded by Martin Varsavsky and Jasmine Fage, is also behind another of the projects that have just come out of the sandox of the Community of Madrid, Goggo Cart. Is about an autonomous, electric and sustainable food truck that collects food from restaurants for later sale on public roads.

autonomous food truck

The company highlights that the pilot they will develop in Madrid will be the first they do in Europe. Specifically, this test will be carried out in the Cuatro Torres area of ​​the capital and in Las Rozas, in collaboration with the Dani García and Mallorca restaurants.

The third of the pilots is NEVA, an autonomous vehicle developed by the University of Nebrija and the company FEM Expert, a project that began in 2018 and that seeks to make these devices cheaper, which today have a high cost.

According to its promoters, Autonomous car sensors currently cost around 200,000so, if you add the rest of the components, the price of a vehicle of this type would amount to about 500,000 euros.

The event organized this Monday by the Madrid City Council has also been the setting for the presentation of a merchandise delivery drone from Globalvia and eHang, which aims both to help facilitate the mobility of products in cities and to take them to the most disconnected areas of the country.

City Council authorization

The Madrid City Council highlights that public-private collaboration has led to the approve the mobility ordinance that grants legal coverage for autonomous mobility testsopening the door to actions in this line.

Now begins a first phase prior to the official implementation that will be from January 2022. During this initial phase, the Consistory will grant specific licenses to test each of the products in a secure environment and for a limited period of time.

In addition, thanks to the collaboration with Madrid Futuro, through its nearly one hundred member entities and its own team of consultants, it will help contribute to the design of the Villaverde mobility sandbox ecosystem to which these pilots belong and identify new projects.

The Councilor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the City Council, Ángel Niño, has ensured that When these four devices are working, Madrid will probably be “the only city in the world” to have four robots of this nature at the same time and will become a “global benchmark” in terms of innovation.

For his part, Varsavsky recalled that when he arrived in Spain in 1995, the country was rarely the first to test the emerging technological advances. Thus, has welcomed “with great pleasure” the vision of the City Council and the Community of Madrid when it comes to allowing the development of these technologies.