Barcelona – rent moratorium

Name of the local/regional government
Barcelona
Type of initiative
Response
Type of response
Economic development
Contact information:
Álvaro García Pérez
Department of International Relations
Barcelona City Council​
Pl. Sant Jaume, 1. 08002 Barcelona
e-mail: agarciaper@bcn.cat
Initiative language
English

Barcelona has announced a moratorium on rents for properties managed by Barcelona Municipal Housing and Rehabilitation Institute (IMHAB), both housing and commercial premises. For three months, a total of 12,000 tenants will not have to pay for their accommodation or commercial premises. When rent collection resumes, tenants will make up for these months by paying slightly more rent each month until December.

In order to tackle this package of measures, the City Council has enabled an extraordinary item of €3.5 million in the municipal budget, which can be extended up to €5.5 million. Read more (in Catalan) here.

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