Housing: aid put in place to counter inflation

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Passed by the government on August 16, the Purchasing Power Act includes measures to help tenants and landlords in the face of inflation. Supervision of the rise in rents, increase in APL… LeLynx.fr returns to the measures related to housing.

A law to protect purchasing power

According to INSEE, consumer prices have reached a 6.1% increase last July, over a year. This is the highest level since July 1985. It is therefore in this context that the government voted a law, on August 16, which brings together several emergency measures. The goal : limit the impact of inflation on the household budget.

Named ” purchasing power law “, the latter thus includes measures on housing aimed at helping tenants and landlords. In fact, housing being the number one item of household expenditure, the government wanted to give them a boost by increasing APL and by setting up a rent control systemnotably.

These measures are in line with other aid such as the discount on the price of fuel, the maintenance of the tariff shield on energy prices, the revaluation of social benefits, etc.

Housing: what are the aids?

Housing-related measures include:

  • The increase in APL : the amount of personalized housing assistance is increased by 3.5%. This increase applies to all APL beneficiaries;
  • Rent control : the government has also put in place a shield to cap the rise in rental prices. Until now, landlords could increase rents by 3.6%. With the Purchasing Power Law, rent control is now set at 3.5% in metropolitan France and 2.5% overseas for one year;
  • The abolition of the rent supplement : the Purchasing Power Act removes the additional rent for landlords. This supplement could be applied when the accommodation had special characteristics such as the presence of sanitary facilities on the landing, traces of humidity on certain walls, a class F or G DPE, etc.

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