How does the aid affect young people who share a flat?




For many young people it is impossible to emancipate themselves and be able to rent alone even if they have a job. Therefore, most begin to leave the nest sharing a flat either with his partner or with friends or acquaintances who are in the same situation.

Given this reality and aware of the population problems that this generates, Pedro Sánchez, President of the Government,
announced in October
from 2021 a youth bonus consisting of an aid of a maximum of 250 euros for the rental of a flat.

As explained by Raquel Sánchez, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, at the press conference after the Council of Ministers, this measure was approved this Tuesday and will be retroactive from January 1, 2022.

However, How does it affect people who share a flat? In the first place, it should be noted that this aid is limited to rents that do not exceed the 600 euros per month, although the communities have the power to raise this maximum to 900 euros if so agreed in the commission monitoring of the ministry and the autonomous communities.

“We have to hold a industry conference with the autonomous communities to agree on the criteria distribution of funds. Later, this criterion must be approved by the Council of Ministers and a sectoral conference must be held again. We are talking about a a month and a half or two months at most”, explained Minister Sánchez.

In communities with sky-high rental prices, living in a shared apartment with a partner or roommates and paying less than the ceiling established by the Government is totally incompatible. In this situation, if it can be proven that the expenses of the apartment are shared It will be taken into account what each tenant pays individually, sources from the ministry have told ABC.

Furthermore, in the case of contracts of rent per room, the minister has clarified that in this case the price limits are located in 300 euros per room and this limit is expandable to 450 euros per room if so decided in the aforementioned commission.

Apart from these specific circumstances, the Executive has established some general requirements to be able to apply for this aid. The age of the young people must be between 18 and 35 years old. In addition, the beneficiaries must have a job for which they do not receive an income of more than 24,318 euros (three times the Public Indicator of Income for Multiple Effects).

Madrid, the Balearic Islands and Catalonia, the most expensive

The price of rental housing rose 1.14% in 2021, according to the annual rental price report published this Monday by

Barcelona became 2021 in the most expensive capital to rent housing, with the price per square meter at 17.45 euros. In San Sebastián, the average was 16.17 euros per square meter, while in Madrid 15.80 euros per square meter were paid, reports EP.

Zamora stood at the head of the capitals more affordable for rent, with the square meter at 4.99 euros. Cuenca, where the square meter was paid at 5.83 euros, and Ciudad Real, at 5.89 euros, are also among the cheapest areas in Spain.

By communities autonomous, Madrid leads the prices of more expensive rents, at 12.39 euros per square meter, followed by the Balearic Islands, with 11.71 euros, and Catalonia, at 11.09 euros.

The regions with the cheapest rents were Castilla y León, with an average of 4.55 euros per square meter; Extremadura, with an average of 5.13 euros per square meter; and Castilla-La Mancha, at 5.42 euros.

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