HISTORY AND DATA.
Housing continues to be today a basic necessity only available to less and less privileged people.
Spain is a country in which the construction sector has been crucial in boosting the engine of its economy. A sector that suffered, along with other countries, a historic real estate bubble during the early years of the 2000s that led to the largest global financial crisis in the last 70 years.
We know that the percentage of dwellings belonging to housing rental companies represents less than 5% of the total free housing stock in Spain.
The point is that it is well known that housing is a fundamental right. This is stated in our supreme rule, the Spanish constitution of 77 in its article 47, which establishes:
“All Spaniards have the right to enjoy decent and adequate housing. The public authorities will promote the necessary conditions and establish the pertinent norms to make this right effective, regulating the use of the land in accordance with the general interest to prevent speculation. "
It is also included in resolution 43/14 of the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on housing and numerous international conventions; and it is evident that common sense also tells us that housing is always a fundamental right and a basic necessity and that for this reason, the authorities must act to provide access to it for all.