The National Housing Council (CNH), a body bringing together housing stakeholders, adopted on Monday the government’s proposal to limit the rise in rents to a maximum of 3.5% to cope with inflation.
Despite the opposition of tenants’ organizations, which advocate a rent freeze, the system presented by the government has been adopted by the CNH, indicated the national association of consumers and users CLCV and the National Real Estate Federation (Fnaim). We consider that everyone is making an effort and that the approach is reasonable, commented Jean-Marc Torrolion, president of Fnaim. The bet is reasonable, according to him, the time that inflation decreases and it will cushion the effects of inflation on this exceptionally difficult period that we live.
On the contrary, tenant associations believe, like the National Union of Independent Tenants (UNLI), that this rent control is an untenable position in the long term. We call on the government to review its copy, reacted Alexandre Guillemaud, UNLI project manager.
has amputated a lot of purchasing power… The rise in APL and the blocking of rents are controversial
The rent shield device will be included in the amending finance bill, to be voted on by Parliament this summer. The government claims to have chosen a balanced solution, taking into account the constraints of owners and those of tenants, according to sources at the Ministers of the Economy and Ecological Transition.
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At the same time, the government intends to upgrade the APLs in order to support the tenants who need them the most. These personalized housing aids (APL) should be revalued from July 1, also by 3.5%, which for the state budget would represent an additional expense of 168 million euros, according to the same sources.