Diari de Tarragona

Una Europa sin niños y concentración en la ciudad

Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre, 21/11/2019

Interview in Canal Reus Television

Dr. Héctor Simón was interviewed in Canal Reus on Monday, November 18th, about the impact of the Spanish Act 15/2019 (which came into force in June 2019 and implements into Spanish law the mortgage credit directive 2014) and its impact on the access to housing and the protection of consumers who purchase real estate for a residential purposes. It is available at: http://www.canalreustv.cat/catedra-unesco-dhabitatge-universitat-rovira-i-virgili.

Maltese Law

5/11/2019: the Parliament of Malta unanimously approved the Private Residential Leases Act, a new law that will come into force on the 1st January 2020 and that will regularise the liberalised private rented sector in Malta.  The new law will make it obligatory for every lessor to register the rental agreement with the Housing Authority and it has also fixed a minimum contractual duration of one year, with the lessor being further bound to notify the lessee about any eventual renewal or termination of the agreement at least three months before its expiration.  The Private Residential Leases Act is the product of a research team co-ordinated by Kurt Xerri, a PhD graduate of the UNESCO Housing Chair, who is currently serving as an advisor to the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Accommodation, the Hon. Roderick Galdes.


Conference: 360º housing

On October 31st, the Chair organized the Conference “Housing in 360º” at La Pedrera in Barcelona. You may find the program in the following link: http://housing.urv.cat/la-pedrera-habitatge-360/




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.

See it in: http://www.canalreustv.cat/catedra-unesco-dhabitatge-universitat-rovira-i-virgili

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.

Puede hallarse más información sobre ambos en https://llindar.cat

El programa completo está disponible en http://housing.urv.cat/la-pedrera-habitatge-360/


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 Acento.com.do, 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”.



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

Diari de Tarragona

“El modelo catalán de las viviendas colaborativas”, Andrés Labella Iglesias, Diari de Tarragona 13/10/2019