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Is it possible to hold Homeowners’ Meetings with the COVID-19 alarm decree?

The short answer is Yes, respecting the limitation of the number of attendees in force in each Autonomous Community. The Resolution of October 29, 2020, of the Congress of Deputies authorizes the extension of the state of alarm, declared by Royal Decree 926/2020, to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2 until May 9,… Leer más »Is it possible to hold Homeowners’ Meetings with the COVID-19 alarm decree?

Grants for the rehabilitation of homes in homeowners’ associations

The European pandemic recovery program COVID-19 (Next Generation EU), includes the Mechanism for Recovery and Resilience (MRR). This Recovery Plan has among its priorities in 2021 the financing of housing rehabilitation programs for an amount of 1,550 million euros, an amount that is already included in the draft General State Budget. The European investment requires… Leer más »Grants for the rehabilitation of homes in homeowners’ associations

List of defaulters on the board of the community of neighbors

The fact of publishing on the notice board of the community of owners a list with the neighbors in arrears of the building, without a doubt, is one of the most controversial issues in housing during the last few years. Especially taking into account the number of sanctions imposed by the Spanish Data Protection Agency due to this issue.

Pellet stoves, an environmentally friendly and efficient option

What do these innovative stoves consist of? It is one of the most efficient heating systems that we can find today. These stoves work by generating heat through the combustion of small wood pellets, also considered as biomass. This ignition occurs in a closed chamber emitting the heat it creates to the entire space in which it is located. The result is a warm and pleasant atmosphere, which leaves behind the winter cold in our home.

Grants for the energy rehabilitation of residential communities

In recent months, the MITECO (Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge) has been working to launch a PREE (Program for Energy Rehabilitation of Buildings). The aim of this program is to promote direct aid to increase the energy efficiency of buildings that are more than 13 years old. This aid would mainly try to bring a change in the thermal envelope, replace old heating boilers and sanitary water for other more renewable systems (such as solar thermal or geothermal option). The most relevant thing is that this rehabilitation program will concretely yield an aid of 300 million euros.

Is it safe to use natural gas in my block of apartments?

It is of real importance to have a safe gas system in our homes. It should be noted that in blocks of apartments special care must be taken with this safety. There are some reasons to be more alert. A gas explosion can cause huge disasters. In the past, it has already been seen how one of these can even cause the collapse of entire buildings. According to the law, first of all, it must be taken into account by all owners that all fittings, gas pipes and appliances are kept in good condition.

Accessibility: use of baby strollers in common areas

We have already seen that in any community of owners there will always be neighbors who occupy certain common areas without asking the rest of the owners. Many people assume that they can leave their bicycle or baby stroller in the common areas without any problem. But the reality is that if you as a neighbor-owner are bothered by someone’s personal item being in the middle of a common area, you have every right to complain and have it removed.

Reforms grow after confinement

Due to the confinement by COVID-19, many of the reforms that had been started were paused during this period. It was only at the end of May, when the Government gave permission to resume the works, which has caused the increase of the works to become quite remarkable.

Neighborhood meetings not mandatory until 2021

The dynamics of compulsory convocation of neighborhood meetings will be suspended until April 30, 2021. In Catalonia, it has been the Property Administrators who have proposed to change the legal regime of the Horizontal Property, in order to prevent contagions and outbreaks of COVID-19. This request has been accepted, so that by means of the Decree Law 26/2020, the obligation to convene meetings of neighboring owners has been stopped for approximately one year.

Recommendations for the use of air conditioning and ventilation to prevent COVID-19

In recent days, the Government has made available to us a guide with recommendations for the use of air conditioning and ventilation systems as a COVID-19 prevention measure. All this, at the level of buildings and premises with some trade. This document has brought together a series of technical keys to protect the health of citizens, trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in places with air conditioning and / or mechanical ventilation. An example of this type of spaces are shopping centers or offices.