New building amnesty on the horizon: Salvini’s plan and who can benefit from it?

In the Housing Plan, which Salvini and the Union want to implement and register by 2025 (and this plan may already have an impact on the election campaign for the European elections), there will be room for the construction of amnesty. The Northern League leader would say: “I’m not talking about illegal villas on the sea or in river beds. I’m talking about minor abuses and irregularities, inconsistencies compared to the first projects regarding walls, cellars, verandas, garages.” according to the background story the newspaper republished today. Print. For now, these are just hypotheses, it is necessary to repeat. But Carroccio’s number one has been talking about this for months (we already wrote about it in September) and was due to announce his strategy soon, in mid-January, when he brings together banks and building associations in Rome. Branch of the Ministry of Infrastructure in Pietralata.

An amnesty would allow millions of citizens (this is the logic behind it) to return to selling and renting homes, with the State cashing in and house prices lowering; these prices are now rising rapidly in some major cities, but they just aren’t falling. At least that’s the “project”, if you can call it that. Vacation homes have sprung up like mushrooms everywhere, pushing the value of rental properties in particular to unprecedented levels. Will turning a blind eye to verandas, maisonettes where previously there was only one, lofts, moving walls and the like be enough to give the market a useful jolt? It is legitimate to doubt this. In Italy’s recent history, amnesties have actually always brought much lower revenues than expected.

There were three major construction amnesties in Italy. One of them was with the Craxi government in 1985, and the other two were with the Berlusconi governments in 1994 and 2003. In any case, those who benefited from the “crumbs” from the public coffers were, above all, those directly interested. According to data processed by Mestre’s CGIA, the amnesty introduced by the Craxi I government collected only 58% of the expected revenue (3.1 billion); The amnesty approved by the government of Berlusconi I is 71% (5.2 billion) and the government of Berlusconi II is only 34.5%, that is, just over 7 billion euros.

But in terms of reaching consensus in the short term, amnesties were, are and will remain almost unrivaled political tools, and Matteo Salvini may focus more on them (it is not yet clear how far Fratelli d’Italia will follow him on this path).

Source: Today IT