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Special COVID-19

Analysis of rental supply and demand during COVID-19 (until December 2020)

13.05.2021

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In-depth analysis of the rental market from January to December 2020, with special attention to the months of lockdown and post-lockdown. The laboratory analyzes supply and demand data from the real estate portals habitaclia and Fotocasa in Barcelona, the metropolitan area and the metropolitan region. This new line of research will be reproduced periodically with monthly data. The first laboratory of 2020 was with data until July.

Questionnaire ‘Living in lockdown’. Living conditions in homes

04.05.2021

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Laboratory that analyzes the results of the questionnaire “Living in lockdown”, launched by the O-HB in May 2020. It shows how the lockdown caused by COVID-19 and the new activities carried out at home during that period have affected to the habitability conditions of the houses. In particular, what characteristics define the houses that have found one or more deficiencies and what are them.

Questionnaire ‘Living in lockdown’. Demand in the rental market of the metropolitan area of Barcelona

28.01.2021

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Laboratory that analyzes the results of the questionnaire ‘Living in Confinement’, launched by the O-HB the past May. It shows the results about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the housing demand, it analyzes the active demand and latent housing demand and it examines the characteristics of the active demand as well as it’s needs and preferences after the lockdown.

Analysis of rental supply and demand during COVID-19 (until October 2020)

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In-depth analysis of the rental market from January to October 2020, with special attention to the months of lockdown and post-lockdown. The laboratory analyzes supply and demand data from the real estate portals habitaclia and Fotocasa in Barcelona, the metropolitan area and the metropolitan region. This new line of research will be reproduced periodically with monthly data. The first laboratory of 2020 was with data until July.

Analysis of rental supply and demand during COVID-19 (until July 2020)

04.11.2020

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In-depth analysis of the rental market from January to July 2020, with special attention to the months of lockdown and post-lockdown. The laboratory analyzes supply and demand data from the real estate portals Habaclia and Fotocasa in Barcelona, the metropolitan area and the metropolitan region. This new line of research will be reproduced periodically.

First results of the questionnaire ‘Living in lockdown’: Negotiation of mortgages and rents

31.07.2020

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First results of the questionnaire ‘Living in Confinement’, launched by the O-HB in May. These results show the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the economic situation of households and how it has affected the need to negotiate mortgages and rental contracts (payments, deferments…). Habitability conditions will be addressed in a future delivery of results.

Comparison of rental policies during the COVID-19 in Spain, Germany and France

09.07.2020

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Comparison of the main rental measures implemented in Spain, Germany and France during the COVID-19 crisis. This laboratory analyses in depth four areas: eviction procedures, the end of the rental contract, measures for postponing the payment of rent and payment subsidies.

Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 in the housing sector

05.05.2020

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In the O-HB we have developed a questionnaire that wants to answer how the habitability and the housing sector are affected by the lockdown and the crisis of the COVID-19. The questionnaire, active until June 8, asked about aspects such as habitability conditions during the lockdown, housing deficiencies or difficulties in the payments, among others. The survey, ‘Living in Confinement’, was carried out in collaboration with the Agrupació Arquitectura i Sostenibilitat (AUS) of the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya.

Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the rental market in Catalonia

18.05.20

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In-depth analysis of data on rental deposits deposited in the INCASÒL during the months of March and April 2020, in the midst of the effects of the COVID-19. These data show the intense decrease of operations that has taken place in the rental market in Catalonia, compared to the same period in 2019. The document also provides an introduction to the variation in rental prices.

Interview with Carme Trilla on Ràdio 4

05.05.2020

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The President of the O-HB has made an interview in the program ‘En Directe a Ràdio 4’, of the same radio station. In this interview she spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 in the housing sector, explained in depth the questionnaire ‘Living in Confinement’ that we have launched from the Observatory, as well as those specific studies of the COVID-19 that we are carrying out.