The leasehold system consists of collective ownership of the property in the hands of a co-operative. This model, widely used in Nordic and Central European countries, is based on residents paying a refundable down payment, below-market fees, and being able to use the property for life if they wish. In this model, speculation does not exist because tenants cannot sell the house or rent it at a higher price than the collectively agreed price.

Housing cooperatives under the regime of cession of use is not a new experience but was born at the beginning of the 20th century, and it is a mechanism that helps to make the market reasonable, facilitating access to housing, facilitating the independence of young people, facilitating mobility, facilitating the fulfilment of a constitutional and human right. The right to use housing can be indefinite, transferred and inherited. But it is also important to be aware of the fact that the users of the housing participate in the decisions of everything related to the flat; i.e. the design and finishes, the maintenance works and improvements to be made, the management of energy, water and waste and the management of common spaces.

Are we starting to integrate them into the Spanish market?