Navarre detects 2,600 empty homes in six municipalities (Naiz, 15 Jun 2020)

  • 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