Renting in Argentina: Juntos projects in Congress that violate tenant rights

The pandemic did not help the world in any social or economic way. In Argentina was no exception to the rule. Probably the country has suffered much more than others. One of the items that was most affected by the context was real estate. After the crisis suffered mainly by the rentals, from Together for Change they have looked for ways to Modify a law that was promoted in the Government of Mauricio Macri y of against the rights of tenants.

First you will find Alberto Asseff. The National Deputy of the Province of Buenos Aires for the PRO, presented a bill that would mark the repeal, precisely, of the Rent Law. In his presentation, what the legislator was looking for is that the freedom of the market be prioritized and that each owner arrange with the tenant freely and without any control.

His project also had the questionable point of “Express eviction”. This meant that if after a month the rent was not paid, they could demand that you leave the house. In his perspective, Asseff explained that it was so that the property would not be usurped. Legislator Lucila Lehmann tried to do it in the same way with the same purpose as her colleague.

Another project presented by the opposition was that of Gisela Scaglia, who wanted that the law not be repealed, but that the most problematic points for the owner be modified. One of those items was the modification of the contract. The withdrawal from three years to two was sought and also that the owners could terminate the contract unilaterally.

There are also two MPs who raised a bill that has several similarities to Scaglia’s. One of them is Álvaro González who wanted the rental price to be free and, like his colleague, the contract is for two years. The other, Fernando Sánchez, in his project did not put limits on the duration of the contract. Finally, he presented that the rental document is not regularized by the AFIP.

It should be noted that the Rentals Law was presented by the Government of Mauricio Macri and that during his presidency it was partially sanctioned. The law was approved with Alberto Fernández in the presidency. In June 2020 it was approved and now they seek to modify it from the same political force that issued it. From Together for Change they assure that the pandemic and the law caused a strong crisis in the sector.

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