Over the past three years, the number of empty non-residential premises in the region has jumped by 7.1%, with about 8,000 - 10,000 of them being located in Barcelona.
The largest portion of such real estate items (4,000) is situated in Hospitalet de Llobregat, a municipality to the southwest of Barcelona, in Reus (Tarragona) their number amounts to 1,300 items, while in Sabadell (Barcelona) there are about 400 empty non-residential premises. Experts have come up with a proposal to convert these nonoperating properties into housing, Noticia reports.
According to researchers, such property will be of interest to young and older people. As a reference, in 2017, young people submitted 8.5% more applications for state-subsidized housing.