At the end of 2020 the Parliament of Catalonia approved the Rental Price Regulation Law 11/2020, a law that reached the Parliament at the proposal of the Union of Tenants (Sindicat de Llogateres) with the support of 4,000 social and cultural entities and the votes in favour of JxCat, ERC, Catalunya en Comú and the CUP. The legislation includes measures to prevent the abusive increases in rental prices in the country and to establish maximums. Specifically, the law enables rental prices to be frozen and reduced in 61 Catalan municipalities where the market is considered to be under pressure, reduce prices that are above the reference index, and set minor and major infractions if the owner does not comply with the law.
Which municipalities does this law apply to? How do I calculate the maximum price for my contract? Which contracts are subject to the law? These are some of the questions included in the Practical Guide to the Rental Price Regulation Law. The guide explains what the law comprises of and is structured in ten points to give clear and understandable answers to possible questions that people may have when their rental price has increased, the duration of the contract has been extended with new terms and conditions or they have to assume other costs beyond those of the rental price of the contract, among others.