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Spain's most aggressive rent controls may soon hit Barcelona

With more flats in Madrid and Barcelona entering the short-term market for tourists and banks not giving easy terms on home loans, rents are rising as potential buyers enter the rental market.


AFTER seeing housing costs jump by more than 50 per cent in the past five years, officials in Barcelona are moving to introduce Spain's most aggressive rent controls.

Under a decree published last week, landlords will have to negotiate leases...

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