Barcelona against property speculation

Property speculation attacks the very essence of our neighbourhoods and drives out local residents. To combat this, regulations are needed which protect commercial diversity in local streets and prevent flats from being investment assets in the hands of vulture funds and the tourist industry. We’re promoting a reasonable balance of commerce in neighbourhoods with the highest density of tourism and limiting licences for tourist flats in the city centre. To save people from having to leave their neighbourhoods on economic grounds we’re building over 4,600 new public flats, more than ever, and we’ve established that 30% of all new homes built by private constructors must be used for affordable housing.

  • Agreement to allocate 30% of all new homes as protected housing

    The measure was put forward by the city’s social network and should create 330 affordable flats every year.

  • Defending tenants’ rights

    Property owners will have to guarantee temporary accommodation and the return of tenants in order to get planning permission for building renovation work.

  • Fewer illegal tourist flats in Barcelona

    In just one year the number of cessation orders and sanction proceedings to put an end to the supply of illegal tourist flats has nearly tripled.

  • Temporary local housing to combat gentrification

    A temporary solution to extend the city’s public housing stock by industrial manufacturing.

  • Raising the shutters!

    Fourteen empty premises in Ciutat Vella will fill with local commerce via a public competition to combat gentrification and the commercial monoculture of bars, restaurants and leisure.

  • Six plans to reduce economic inequalities between districts

    Twenty-eight million euros has been invested this year in economic development plans for six city districts.