Jaume Fornt

/ Considered overcrowded when the minimum for living per person not reaching the 15 square meters. The law does not consider overemployment when people with a family relationship coexist on the same floor. The Generalitat has fined for first time owners of a floor patera. Competence of the municipalities is punish sobreocupados floors. A recent news has again us recall the existence of the so-called floors patera. The Agency of the housing of Catalonia has imposed a fine of 6,000 euros to the owners of an apartment in Hospitalet de Llobregat by sobreocupado over the past years, have posed the first sanction of the patera floor Generalitat.

Competition to punish patera floors is Councils but the Generalitat can act in a subsidiary manner, according to the director of the Agency of the housing of Catalonia, Jaume Fornt, based on the Housing Act which provides that the detention is a violation when a dwelling is occupied, without having relations of kinship, for more people that is set based on its surface. The truth is that patera floors remain a sonrojante and uncomfortable reality for a developed country which must provide solutions to the most unprotected, and a phenomenon difficult to combat. When homelessness is mission impossible numerous (majority although not only immigrant) people live in housing units that could be considered substandard housing. Often happens that much worse is the degree of habitability and the conditions of life of the occupant, the greater the number of housed in the same place. It is overcrowding when the minimum living space does not reach the 15 square meters (which a person must have at home which occupies). The law does not consider overemployment when people with a family relationship coexist on the same floor. Among the causes of such a serious situation the refusal of many homeowners is to rent apartments to individuals, ethnic groups or collectives, which makes a situation as everyday as renting a home in mission almost impossible for this population.

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