Podemos has proposed that companies that have homes that are not dedicated to their activity have to pay the maximum rate of Wealth Tax, that is, 2.5% of the value of the property, unless they make them available to the Madrid Public Real Estate that they want to create in the Community if they manage to govern after the elections on May 28.
According to the purple formation, led in the capital region by Alejandra Jacinto, it would be a tax, which they call blackstone ratewhich does not seek to “collect” but rather “to encourage the placing on the rental market of thousands of homes at a regulated price, making it more expensive for speculators to keep them empty or rent them at high prices than to incorporate them into the public park at a reduced price” .
“For those that are currently rented, a transitional regime will be established: they will be exempt from the tax as long as they keep the tenants who are currently in the property, freezing the amount of the rents, so that it is not profitable for them to throw them out to raise the price” , explains the match.
Podemos argues in the document in which this tax has been presented, that “the rental price is one of the most important problems in the Community of Madrid.” “In the last year, the increase has been 13%which makes it impossible for many men and women from Madrid, young and not so young, to access a home, “they point out.
«In the Community of Madrid there are more than 260,000 empty homes, according to the latest estimates; likewise, there are 20,000 tourist homes. And an important part of housing stock is in the hands of vulture fundsfrom international speculators who have the ability to influence and keep prices high, “they delve.
Podemos’s proposal is to “create the Madrid Public Real Estate Agency (Inpuma) that provides facilities to owners (three-month guarantee, rental advance, free services, direct aid for rehabilitation, IBI payment by the Community…) so that they offer their homes at a regulated price rent below the market is complemented by a tax proposal called blackstone rate».