Basque Country: rent control introduced in 24 municipalities
After Paris, Lyon and Lille, the Basque Country is also introducing rent control. This problem affects 24 municipalities, which most affect tourist regions. – (France 2)
After Paris, Lyon and Lille, the Basque Country is also introducing rent control. This problem affects 24 municipalities, which most affect tourist regions.
In Bayonne, T1 is renting 18% more than 5 years ago. All types of apartments are affected and more and more residents can no longer find housing. A couple with a child is looking for T3 8 months. Their 2100 euros per month is not enough. “It affects morale.”, the man explains. Even in rural areas, rents have become unaffordable. In order for Clara and Oussama to be accommodated, they depend on the goodwill of their loved ones.
Prices are rising
This tenants’ association regularly notes that prices are rising. The humble T3 has just gone from 860 euros to more than 1400 euros in a region where wages are low. “This means that 80 to 90% of the population is excluded from housing here., analyzes Txetx Etcheverry, president of the tenant defense association “Alda”. Faced with this situation, the state has just authorized rent regulation in 24 municipalities in the Basque Country.