The deputy spokesman for MÉS per Mallorca, Josep Ferrà, made it clear today that his party supports the proposal to prohibit the purchase of housing by non-residents included in the white paper on housing that will be defended by Unidas Podemos in the plenary session of the Balearic Parliament tomorrow ( Tuesday), indicating that they are “absolutely in agreement” with limiting, “or even prohibiting” the purchase of housing by non-residents in the Balearics.
Ferrà stressed that his party “will have to force the government a little” to apply “brave” active housing policies because “the PSIB (coalition ruling Socialist party) is not comfortable with these policies”.
He also said that the current constitution is out of date and that it should recognise, such as, for example, that housing is a fundamental right”, Ferrà said at a press conference.
As a result the party wants to reform the Constitution and bring it up to date and that there should be a new reform of the Statute of Autonomy, which recognises fundamental rights such as housing, financing and collective, personal and territorial rights, which were not included in the last reform of 2007. In short he wants the Balearics to have more of a say of what happens in the region and not Madrid.
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Ulla JacksonIt must do if they are not residents. I don't think it will happen.
Zoltan TeglasI guess that includes the Spanish citizens from the mainland too. They won't be too amused. As I gather a large proportion of the local government income comes from taxes selling high-end properties, I wonder where they will find the "new" income?
Dear Josep Ferrà, it is not the constitution that is out of date, it is actually you who have been sleeping you chance away. Over the last two generations, you have all by yourself and over time disrupted so many jobs and business areas, and at the same time not been focusing on creating new. You have simply not managed to ensure, that young newhatched engineers, lawyers, pharmaceuticals - and I could go on and on for hours, could stay and work on the island, it doesn't help that your universities graduate candidates when there are no work to be found so of course they leave the island. Your biggest challenges you face are your low salaries, if you earn 1040 EUR pr month and you both as man and wife work in the Hotel service business I can easily calculate what would be left in your account after paying tax and daily living cost for the mortgage taken out on a house - a big zero.( even you house prices went down to 1/3) So before you ban foreigners from buying properties I think you should look at yourself, start looking at the circular economy that benefit from buying and selling properties, start the green transition, electrify you cars and busses, build PV and offshore wind farms, so you can desalt seawater, start looking at sector couple district heating, district cooling upgrade you houses to be net zero, start to construct sustainable adorable houses and to ensure sustainable tourism - when done you don't worry about foreigners - cheers
I heard Més is also promising banning pigeons from shitting on statues.
Another misleading headline. No one is talking about 'banning foreign property sales'. They are talking about banning sales to non residents.
All this negative talk about non residents and blaming all the bad occurrences,Gangs , Occupa , Drug Dealing and the lack of Jobs housing etc on people who visit the islands invest large sums of money and create ALOT of Jobs is getting really out of hand and is very dangerous for everyone , also regarding more autonomy from Madrid well you can see how Barcelona made out with that , maybe you will also have to go hide out in Brussels or face a jail term !
So the Balearics are leaving the eu then We’ve had Brexit. What can we call this one. Bal,ex…