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The legislators of Buenos Aires approved this afternoon the project of reform of Law 2340 that seeks to improve access to housing through rent. The proposal prepared by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires will reach some 400,000 families that rent in the City, in addition to promoting the improvement of the system through the defense of owners and tenants.
During the parliamentary debate, which lasted approximately one and a half hours, the law obtained 51 positive votes, 0 negative and 2 abstentions. The project was presented by the president of the Housing Commission, Lia Rueda, and the president of the Civic-ARI Coalition, Paula Oliveto, and focuses on four measures:
The key points
The real estate commission will not be paid by the tenants, but by the owners. This will facilitate access to the rent, since this commission, plus the advances and costs of the move, made the tenants have to face many expenses of entrance. In this way, renters and owners will share expenses.
The real estate companies will not be able to charge for the expenses of management or administration.
The rights of tenants and landlords must be visible on Internet sites and in real estate offices. In the same way, they will be present in the social networks and sites of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.
The City Housing Institute (IVC) will be responsible for ensuring the rights of tenants and landlords, who will work in conjunction with the City’s Ombudsman to provide free legal assistance.
Following the vote, the head of the City’s Housing Institute, Juan Maquieyra, said that work will continue to improve the rental system and to promote vacant housing to be offered for rent.
“This is a first step to make it easier, safer and cheaper to rent in the City of Buenos Aires.We estimate that with this measure, the cost of entry to rent a home is going to decrease by 25 to 30 percent, And that is going to make the tenants do not need to gather so much money to get in. In addition, we are already working on alternatives to offer real estate guarantees that conform to the owners and expedite the operation, “he said.
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