The Navarrese government detects more than 2,600 houses that could be empty in only six municipalities
Original headline in Spanish: El Gobierno navarro detecta más de 2.600 viviendas que podrían estar vacías en solo seis municipios
Published in Naiz on 15 June 2020
Summary from Google Translate:
In the last semester, the Navarrese government has carried out a task of tracing possible uninhabited properties within the first pilot plan promoted in order to detect unused properties and respond to the growth in demand for rental housing.
For this, a control on water consumption and other indicators has been carried out, and it has found signs of no occupancy in 2,638, of which 72% are in Iruñerria [Pamplona]: 1,816 homes located in the Navarrese capital, 69 in Burlata and 23 in Antsoain. In addition, 499 have been detected in Tafalla, 202 in Erriberri and 29 in Caparroso.
This process begun in these localities will culminate in the preparation of a census of empty houses in Navarre, highlighting that the regional government considers that a house is not inhabited "when it is not effectively destined for residential use for more than six consecutive months in the course of a year from the last day of effective room".
Keywords: Navarra, Spain, empty homes, rental market, public housing, census