Interview in Canal Reus

The last Monday 21th October the researcher of the Housing Chair Gemma Caballé was interviewed in Canal Reus to explain the regulation of the real estate agent’s profession in Spain and which guarantees have the consumers from these professionals.

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The house in 360º

Este jueves 31 de octubre en La Pedrera la Càtedra UNESCO d’Habitatge de la URV organiza el evento “La vivienda en 360º” que se centra en la problemática del acceso y en la de la pérdida de la vivienda. Además de las tres sesiones con expertos, se proyectará el documental “El umbral” y se mostrará la experiencia “El llindar”, destinados a la sensibilización sobre la problemática de la exclusión residencial y del sinhogarismo.

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On October 14, the book entitled Advancing in inclusion was presented. Balance of achievements and pending agenda in Spanish disability law, Editorial Aranzadi, which includes the papers and communications presented to the II National Congress on the Rights of People with Disability, held in Pamplona in February 2019, and which account for the Advances achieved in recent years, among which the right to active and passive suffrage stands out.

As part of the research carried out in the Chair for the realization of the right to independent and community life recognized in article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, our colleague Andrés Labella presented a paper in Congress entitled The role of community environments in favor of the right to independent life.

Among the important issues of the pending agenda of the legislator, contributions can be found on the modification of the Civil Code for the adaptation to the support model of article 12 of the Convention, the modification of article 49 of the Spanish Constitution and the proposals for the elaboration of the National Cognitive Accessibility Plan.

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Ministerio de Fomento

On October 23, Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre and Dr. Estela Rivas met with the Director General of Architecture, Housing and Land, Mr. Javier Martín, to transfer the research carried out by the Chair.


Limitar el precio del alquiler en España como en Berlín: ¿qué puede salir mal?

El Periódico 23/10/2019



Dr. Maridalia Rodríguez Padilla has prepared for this month of October in her column of opinion Aleph Jurídico in the Magazine, a brief analysis of the project of reform of the Law that regulates the rental market of properties in the Dominican Republic (Decree-Law 4807 dated May 16, 1959, on Rent Control and Eviction and its modifications) , entitled “ El doble filo del proyecto de reforma de Ley de alquileres de inmuebles”.

Postgraduate in mediation

A new edition of the postgraduate course in mediation and resolution of conflicts that we promote has begun this week . Our students will work on various conflict resolution techniques, such as mediation, negotiation or circles, as well as communicative and soft management skills.

Publication of a doctoral dissertation

Tirant lo Blanch has recently published the doctoral dissertation of Dr. Rosa Maria Garcia Teruel, researcher from the Housing Chair, with the title “La sustitución de la renta por la rehabilitación o reforma de la vivienda en los arrendamientos urbanos”. This book studies the renovations in lieu of rent scheme, which was introduced in 2013 in art. 17.5 Urban Leases Act. This scheme allows a tenant with no liquidity to rent a housing without paying a rent in Money, but renovating it.


On September 26, Anna Fonoll and Iria García recorded the tutorial video on the Umbral experience with students of the degree of communication, the degree of journalism of the URV and members of the UNESCO Housing Chair


Dr. Rosa M. Garcia Teruel was invited speacker at the I Conference of Property Managers in Tarragona (27-09-2019). The topis of her presentation was the new legislation on residential tenancies. After the presentation, an interesting debate took place, where property managers highlighted their problems when applying these new legal provisions.