The Government approves the young rental bonus, but will have to agree on the requirements with the communities




The Government has approved in the Council of Ministers the rent bonus for young people endowed with 200 million euros in charge of the General State Budgets for 2022. According to the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, the aid may be requested within a period of between a month and a half and two months, since the ministry and communities agree on the access requirements presented this Tuesday. Although Sánchez has remarked that the aid will have a retroactive effect from January 1, 2022. That is, once the applications are approved, the bonus in charge of the previous months can be collected.

As this newspaper already announced, they will be able to access the bonus approved today by the Council of Ministers for two years, young people up to 35 years (that age inclusive) that do not exceed three times the Iprem in annual income (24,318 euros per year).

Access will be limited to those tenants who pay a rent of more than 600 euros, although the communities that need it may extend this cap to 900 euros. Finally, the youth rental bonus may be supplemented with other aid, provided that they are in charge of the State Housing Plan 2022-2025, also approved this Tuesday.

But the truth is that some details were missing of the access conditions, especially in the room rental section. Finally, as indicated by the head of Transport, tenants who have rented a room may benefit from up to 250 euros per month provided that the monthly rent does not exceed 300 euros.

However, Transport will make an exception in those areas where rent is more expensive, up to a monthly lease cap of 450 euros, prior agreement between the ministry and the autonomous community where the affected territory is located.

To establish an assessment of each case, the Ministry will create a monitoring commission made up of members of the department itself and representatives of the autonomous communities for study.

Delay housing law

The Council of Ministers this Tuesday has also been marked by the absence of housing law, which was expected to be approved today, but which has finally been delayed after learning of the draft opinion of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ). The agency found some inaccuracies in the draft bill, specifically with regard to the regulation of rental prices,

“We are developing a law that scrupulously complies with all procedures in time, form and content. Once we have the final report from the CGPJ, the housing law will be submitted to the Council of Ministers”, Sánchez clarified.

In the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, the green light was also given to the State Housing Plan and the Law on Architecture and Housing Quality.

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