Public housing

08/08/2019 - 16:30h

Inspections and controls for ensuring proper use of social housing

Seven flats that were either vacant or rented out above the rental prices set for social housing will return to being rented at an affordable price.

05/08/2019 - 10:37h

Do you know what requirements a tourist flat in Barcelona must meet?

Housing. Requirements that a property must fulfil to become a tourist flat and the obligations of owners and tenants.

Reunió Ada Colau amb Quim Torra

30/07/2019 - 16:58h

Dialogue resumes with the Catalan government to regain social investment

City Council. The Catalan government’s social debt with Barcelona is estimated at 280 million euros.

29/07/2019 - 17:18h

Safety tips to prevent theft in the summer

Housing. If you plan to go on vacation for a few days, these are the recommendations from the police and the fire brigade to avoid robbery

25/07/2019 - 10:32h

"Renovation is the only way to ensure that homes are in conditions to live with health and comfort"

Housing. The Barcelona Housing Consortium offers several renovation grants to reform building interiors and common elements

Panoramic view of several blocks of flats

Renting with guarantees

The service offers mediation between owners of empty property and potential tenants. The objective is to guarantee access to housing while offering the owner peace of mind.

Renting with guarantees. Housing

Energy-advice points Open video Energy rights

Energy rights

Are you finding it difficult paying your electricity, water or gas bills? Energy-advice points offer help to prevent supply cuts from unpaid bills as well as advice on how to reduce energy expenses.

Housing

Panoramic view of the Barceloneta neighbourhood

Tourist Accommodation Plan

Municipal plan to regulate the roll-out of tourist accommodation, making it compatible with a sustainable urban planning model.

Special Urban-Development Tourist Accommodation Plan (PEUAT)

Aid

Find out about the programmes available for helping vulnerable groups and protecting them against losing their homes.

A woman on the balcony of an HPO flat

Officially protected housing (HPO)

Officially protected flats: applicant-registration regulations, types of housing, registration requirements, allocation process, application periods and lots more.

Residents’ Meeting at the entrance of a building

Cohousing

A housing model which enables a group of people organised into a housing cooperative to build on a site or an existing building which has been given over by City Council or a private owner for use as a home, on a long-term basis and below market cost.

Housing

A window adapted for energy efficiency

Renovation grants

Have a look at the grants for renovating flats and buildings, in order to make them more liveable, accessible and energy-efficient. Renovation is a key factor for tackling social inequalities.

Renovation grants. Housing

Two people entering a housing office

Housing offices

If you have any queries or need to complete any paper work concerning housing, go to your local housing office. There is one in every district.

Housing Offices network. Housing

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Emergency Committee

This is a mechanism which City Council and the Government offer citizens at risk of losing their usual home due to a social emergency brought about by the crisis.

Loss of housing. Housing

Woman signing an apartment rental contract

Rented flats

Find out about public plans and services for increasing the number of affordable-rent flats in Barcelona.

Man in an apartment with a suitcase

Advice on renting a flat

Find out all you need to know about renting a flat: contracts, basic services, rights and obligations, insurance, expenses, deposits and lots more.

Rental advice. Housing

A woman watering plants on a flat’s terrace

Advice on buying and selling a property

Do you want to buy or sell a home? Find out all the information you need to do so. 

Advice for buying and selling. Housing

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