Provincial Council of Almeria is promoting rent to buy in Sierro by offering four subsidised housing units with garage. The provincial deputy of Housing, Conce Pérez, has visited this municipality of Almanzora to see ‘in situ’ the properties that are free in this development of 10 homes.
The Provincial Institution has implemented this measure with the aim of fixing the population and equal opportunities among the people of Almeria in all developments and homes that are free. In the case of Sierro, the rental prices range between 170 and 190 euros. Of the 10 homes built, four are rented and two are pending the signing of the contract. So, at present, there are four free dwellings.
This summer a family has joined the neighbourhood thanks to this initiative, renting a home with all the comforts, almost 90 square metres of floor space and a parking space.
During the visit, Conce Pérez held a meeting with Adrián de Manuel to discuss possible measures to fix the population in the municipality and encourage the rental of these homes. We are going to promote the homes that are free in the region to encourage new residents to choose these towns to live in.
This modality set up by the Provincial Council allows the people of Almeria to access homes with a rent to buy option, of which 100% of the monthly rent paid will be discounted from the sale price. Although it has a maximum term of 10 years, the new Plan Vive en Andalucía, allows the tenant to exercise the option to buy from the third year.
The Deputy for Housing, Conce Pérez, has expressed her satisfaction with an initiative that responds to the needs of the people of Almeria: “This formula is the most suitable for those people who cannot access financing to buy their home. The advantage is that they have a home with optimal conditions that can then be theirs to own, discounting all the money invested in renting”.
The Provincial Council has built 289 houses in the province in 16 inland municipalities. Currently, there are homes available in Albox, Chercos, Chirivel, Gádor, Sierro and Taberno.
Pérez has detailed that in order to access this type of housing it is necessary to be registered in a Municipal Public Register of Protected Housing Claimants, and as a basic requirement it is also required not to have another home, either rented or owned.
In the same way, the provincial deputy visited the communal areas of the municipality, noting the very high level of quality and facilities for communal use (lift, solar panels, fire extinguishers, ornamental plants and cleanliness of the communal areas).
Work on the area around the Bayarque development
In Bayarque, the provincial deputy met with the mayor, Antonio Pordoy, to study the future intervention that the Provincial Council is going to promote next to the VPO development with the aim of promoting the drainage and stabilisation of the adjoining land.
The project to be carried out has been drawn up by the Municipal Assistance Department and will be put out to tender before the end of the year to guarantee the continuity and safety of the surroundings of this residential building.