The Government will not send the Congress the housing law before the end of 2021 -as agreed by the coalition partners and announced by the Minister of Transport, Raquel Sánchez- and will not be able to do so until at least February, in the absence of the mandatory report from the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ).
Sources close to United We can blame the delay on the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) for not having sent the request for a report to the CGPJ before, while the department headed by Raquel Sánchez defends that He sent it “in a timely manner” and that the setback is due to a matter of administrative deadlines.
On October 26, the Council of Ministers approved the draft Law for the Right to Housing in first reading, with the intention of sending it to Congress as a bill before the end of the year.
The minister herself Raquel Sánchez promised to do so “in the second half of December”, during his parliamentary appearance on November 25.
However, given that the text modifies some aspects of the Civil Procedure Law, a report from the CGPJ is mandatory, but the Mitma did not ask for it until early December.
According to sources from this body, has not given material time to prepare it and send it to the plenary session held on December 20Therefore, the next opportunity will already be on January 27, when its first plenary session for 2022 is scheduled, which delays the approval in second reading in the Council of Ministers and its submission to Congress at least until February.
“It is materially impossible for a rigorous report to be made in such a short time. You have to study the law, prepare the report and then bring it to plenary session, “they emphasize from the CGPJ.
The text, which allows autonomous communities to limit the rental price In areas stressed to legal entities that own more than ten homes, it was negotiated for a year by the government partners and has been one of the main sources of political tension between them so far in the legislature.