The 31 of October of 2015 was published in the BOE the Legislative Royal Decree 7 / 2015, of 30 of October, by which approved the Revised Text of the Law of the Soil and Urban Rehabilitation. A consolidated text has a technical character and does not create new legal norms, since its purpose is to systematize and reorder the rules that are recast. Introduced this concept is understand that we are not facing major changes resulting from this recent approval.
What we see for the first time is a Integration of two laws. The Consolidated Text (TR) links, with regularization and relevant harmonization, the Land Law Of 2008 and the 8 / 2003 Rehabilitation Act, Regeneration and Urban Renewal that are almost completely repealed. The Ministry of Public Works Enhance rehabilitation, so necessary and defended today by all politicians in the recent election campaign. This is expressly stated: "It will allow the promotion of a subsector of the Spanish economy that has a high potential and, nevertheless, a small entity when compared to the average of European countries."
I fully agree on the importance of rehabilitation, but when the current political proposals want to put aside somehow the commitment to create land and new housing, it is when I do not exactly share the position. Because the new development it is necessary and demanded which requires that the municipalities create soil with due advance and diligence. That is to say, Rehabilitation and efficiency yes, but new work as well.
Housing and the new Recast Text
Although as it is exposed, the changes are small, but we see consequences for the existing houses. First, for the purposes of the Building Assessment Report (IEE) and energy certification, the new legislation must be adhered to. It is important to emphasize the first additional provision of the TR, whose title Urban information system at the service of public policies for a sustainable urban environment Defined by the General State Administration in collaboration with the autonomous communities. It is very similar to the repealed provision, but with the difference that now it is expressly mentioned that The Reports of the buildings will serve to carry out censuses of houses with rehabilitation needs. In addition, it is intended, among other objectives, Create maps of deteriorated urban areas That require regeneration or actions of rehabilitation edificatoria and to facilitate to the citizen the access to information on soil and urbanism.
Aid for Rehabilitation
This Consolidated Text has the current support of instruments to help with rehabilitation. Specifically, the Law remains framed within the Spanish Rehabilitation Strategy. The 2013-2016 State Plan of the Ministry of Development includes building rehabilitation, urban regeneration and renewal programs and support for the implementation of the IEE. Of special importance is the Aid program for the energy rehabilitation of existing buildings (PAREER-CRECE) Promoted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism with the support of the Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE). All these instruments fall within the ambit of achieving the energy efficiency objectives of the European Directive 2012 / 27 / EU and the 2014-2020 Action Plan.
The path of sustainable growth requires adequate measures of urban rehabilitation and increased awareness. We have available aids to turn to and we must keep in mind that the search for energy efficiency always leads to income.
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