NEIGHBORS CAN NOT PAY THE RENTALS

There is no one alive in Ibiza

The price per square meter has soared in the last two years. In the island they begin to have problems to replace the positions of doctor or police

“The rent has risen so much in the last two or three years, spurred by the increase in tourists, that we can not afford to live in. I know people who have to share a flat between five or six People, even doctors, because few can afford a rent of 1,600 euros for a two-room apartment. In Ibiza we are going to die of success: this summer there will be more tourists than employees, we may not be able to maintain the services. ”
This summary of the dramatic situation suffered by the island is signed by Luis Gonzaga, a spokesman for the platform affected by rents, an association that brings together 8,000 citizens around the need for a regulation on rents. They have gone out on numerous occasions to the street, starring in the front pages of the local press, but have not yet obtained a clear response from the Insular Housing Counseling. “The institutions are people who own property and have their interests,” said the spokesman.
The figures are strong in this respect. At present, Ibiza has no vacant public housing and, what is worse, the price of the square meter soared two years ago and has no prospect of letting up. According to data from the real estate portal Fotocasa, the island of the Mediterranean already has the most expensive soil in Spain with 12.34 e / m2, ahead of historical figures such as San Sebastián (12,17 e / m2) or Barcelona (11 , 58 e / m2). Thus, a house in Ibiza of 80 m2 has an output price of 987 euros, which has to add the usual surcharge because it is a top tourist destination. “The average price is 1,600 euros per month, a barbarity if you compare it with the main cities of Spain,” laments Gonzaga.

It is not, as in the case of the Costa Blanca and other inland summer resorts, a phenomenon affecting only certain areas. A study by Idealista shows, taking three reference municipalities such as the center, Santa Eulalia del Río and Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, that rentals have grown by around 30% on average since 2013.
The situation is so profitable for homeowners who are allowed to change furniture every year. This dizzying rise of the island has confronted the neighbors; It is the old conflict between landlords and tenants, a sort of Marxist class struggle with brick-colored dyes. To the former the situation favors them enormously. Hector P. has two houses in the Port of San Miguel, in the north of Ibiza. Thanks to the first, she was able to buy the second one: “In 2012, after having housed a family for nine years in my house, I decided to dedicate myself to tourists alone. With the family I would pay around 7,500 euros a year, and the first summer using it As tourist housing, in just two months, I made more than 6,000, “he explains to this newspaper.
Few owners want to talk to the media. Héctor, who prefers to preserve his family name, understands the situation his neighbors live in, although he asks respect for the owners: “We are all day sticking to Facebook and news forums, do not they understand us? Between May and October I earn a lot more than before, triple, even if I have the house empty during the winter.Not even bother about the typical things of a landlord: I buy every season all new furniture in Ikea and throw them at the end, Because it is a very profitable situation and I take it legally.Will they [the neighbors without properties] not do the same if they were in my place? “, Sharp ditch.

For Gonzaga there are three causes why the rents have been disbursed. “With the sinking of similar destinations such as Tunisia due to security problems, Ibiza has become saturated with holidaymakers. The demand is so great that any space is rented, even if it is a terrace or A bed for 500 euros, many times breaking the law, “says the spokesman. “A string of intermediaries are also emerging, landing on the island, renting a house for a whole year and being re-sold to vacationers inflating the price even more,” says Gonzaga. Finally, from the affected platform they lament that there is a large bag of empty houses while many citizens are unable to find an economic ceiling, but simply a lease for a year.

The other months are “season”, the lapse of time in which the Ibizans make their August with Germans and Britons. Most of the owners play it to have empty the house during the winter because the accounts come out to them. At this point, the Balearic Housing Institute (IVIBA) wants to act: “We are in the process of filing a law, which is in the stage of allegations, which has as its object that any housing that has been vacant for two years must be transferred to the park. Public housing, “they say from the institution. The idea would be to check the supplies (light, water) to check if the property houses life and, if not, to set for it a regulated price at the same level as the official protection. In addition, the housing counselor has expressly asked the Ministry of Development to transfer to Ibiza 20% of the homes acquired by Sareb after failed real estate developments. Alexandra has been forced to live in a tent with her youngest son AgeThe case of the Belgian Alexandra Duchateau serves to evidence the housing deficit. She arrived 23 years ago to the island to work as a child cheerleader in the hotels in the area. For years he was changing his address every summer paying as much as 600 euros a month “and it was already expensive,” he says. In 2006 he moved to England for a few months, and on his return the situation had changed: “It took me a long time to find a flat in San Antonio, and it cost me 700 euros. There I started to see a big change,” he told the newspaper. “At the time I was a cashier, I paid 800 euros and I could not keep my two children, so I had to move to a single room for 500 euros.” Here he began his ordeal. The social services of the Balearic Islands showed up at his house and told him that he would lose custody of his youngest son if he did not find a building that had at least two rooms. “I got a job at a real estate company and I moved to a flat offered by my boss. Then I discovered that the whole building was seized by Hacienda, every time they came from Endesa because we had the light hooked up we had to hide in the kitchen my children and I, “he explains. In the face of such a scenario, Alexandra threw the towel and went to Italy with a sister: “But my little son wanted to return, he grew up in Ibiza, there are his friends, his basketball team … and we come back”. Which Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live in. The store where Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live landed in the Pitiusas in June 2016. This time they found no floor. “She was willing to pay up to 900 euros for 20 m2, but nothing. For months she was living in a tent installed in the garden of a lady who cared for the children.” The landlords in Ibiza are very attentive to the number of people Who live in every house. If they think that there is more than one family, they immediately raise the rent, so I preferred to be in the garden so as not to cause problems, “says the Belgian, who even gives an image of the meager supplies with which he lived at that time. “Put ads, leave papers in the empty houses and try to rent the few homes that went to the market and were placed in 20 minutes,” Duchateau found where to live with his son for 600 euros a month.Has trick: the owner, a British citizen , Only signed him until August, but he has repented and wants to evict her. “He says that I have to go with the excuse that we live 50 people, but we are only two, and most of the day we are out.” The reason is, Once again, the lucrative summer ibicenco: “It has offered me to stay the six months of season for 12,500 euros, to more than 2,000 euros per month” says the Belgian, who to the top has discovered that it is re-negotiated.Renounce the work for lack of ceilingIsabel Llácer has worked since 2007 as an Italian teacher at the Official Language School of Formentera, the island bordering Ibiza. At first, like so many other teachers in the Balearic Islands, I shared a flat with a partner for 500 euros. Two years later she moved alone; Paid 600 euros for a room, but he could afford it with his payroll of 1,900 euros net. “At the time my landlord told me that I had to leave because I was going to sell the flat. It was a lie, the next year I rented it for a lot more money,” says Llácer.Llácer, in his last stay in Ibiza Llácer, Ibiza Three years ago, she had a child and was forced to discard the studio apartments, the big rent-a-car on the island. “I could not get in with my partner and the boy in a single room, so I started looking for nothing, but nothing.” We had to accept a small apartment in Platja d’en Bossa for 700 euros that came from salt water taps. And, of course, only until April, because

“Tiberius”, a new taxi to Capri

Drawing on the 500L Living (seven seats), it is a project of the Carrozzeria Castagna. The same that had made the 500 electric convertible built by Gaddafi

It is August of 2011. Two men pushing a car on the dirt road of Bab Al-Azizija, the bunker of Muammar Gaddafi. The car is a 500 Cabrio. Electricity. It has green and gold body, the interior cream color, the fabric roof sand. It is the favorite car of the dictator, just laid. The picture goes around the world and the phone Gioacchino Acampora begins to burn: everyone wants to know how it got there one of his custom-built in the Colonel’s garage …

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The architect and designer Acampora is the soul of modern Carrozzeria Castagna: the latest link in a long historical chain. Founded in Milan in 1849, the Castagna builds cars for aristocratic families of Europe. Among the works of mechanical dawn there is also the in lemon wood spider delivered to Alessandro Manzoni. From the carriages we pass the cars, and the property changed hands several times. But the genius loci not translocates: Chestnut is still a dream factory. “The dream factory, which gives elegance to the speed,” writes Gabriele D’advert. unique processing that Most can not. Jewels of the purest Italian craftsmanship humanism. technology projects and known style (and bought) by scholars from around the world. Including, at the time, the family Gaddafi: the 500 over the spoils of war golden-green was born on the basis of the Chestnut Capri. And here the story must make a jump: leave Tripoli.
shadow carousel “Tiberius”, the new taxi of Capri

 

The fleet of taxis in front of the Sorrento peninsula, consists largely of Fiat Marea open above the passengers’ heads. A draft dated 1998, signed by Gioacchino Acampora, regulars of Capri. For taxi drivers of the place, the highly respected architect or ‘ngignere. The engineer. A respectful upgrade. The Tide is different, because every driver is different. It goes down in the Marina Grande splendor and it feels a bit ‘emperors, like Tiberius, who passed here an important part of his life. Taxi drivers in Capri are not “buttoned up” as their colleagues in Milan: they are ciceroni and confidants, are guardians (generous) of secret caves, coves and small squares. Welcome tourists with their masterful savoir faire. “They look like the gondoliers of Venice – Acampora says – make that work for generations, they sing, they smile. They know how to do. ” From today, also they have an argument for enthrall customers: Tiberius.
The roof superpanoramic
Capri Tiberio is the new project-taxi Acampora: public car made from a Fiat 500L Living. A seven seats, as indisputable island clients. A bit ‘shorter of Marea, Tiberius is very manageable. And it is also elegant in its nautical theme. A vehicle that smells of sea and wind. Instead of the trunk, there is a real “beach” by boat, with scratch-resistant floor, finished in teak and mahogany. Barre ‘lifeline’ of stainless steel connects the rear roof pillar to the beach. The roof is stretched by a spoiler (in which the third brake light is inserted) that looks like a flybridge boat, but is designed to partially cover the trunk and repair the passengers on the third row of seats. The panoramic opening of the ceiling is more extensive than that of the original. If the sunroof is essential for traveling in the company of light, the canopy (from steel structure decomposable) is useful for sun protection. The sides are ribbed by reminiscences fifties. The blue-Capri Alcantara covers the pavilion; the Weather Alcantara, in a blown color that smacks of old, plays the sessions, complemented by woven inserts that recall the other side of the wicker trunk. A shower head (with long-barreled four meters) is well hidden in one of the side peaks of the compartment, the need to rinse the car. The stacks are embedded in Tiberius logo, in plain sight. A custom-built compact class that would have made a fool of the Lawyer.
Many requests from Capri and Anacapri
The first model (driven from Milan to Capri by the same Acampora) has already a customer and is about to enter service: white with blue trim. The colors of Capri, sung by Ada Negri ( “Azzurra your folly, Capri, Sea Cloud. Azzurro eternal song of you filled the skies”), but other applications are matches from the two municipalities of the island, Capri and Anacapri is coming, then, a spectacular fleet renewal. It is a detail of negligible importance, given that taxis are one of the most picturesque elements – as well as the most useful – of the place. So much so that the official presentation of Tiberius, on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 16, did not want to miss their mayors and their councilors. “In our atelier in Milan we can build three / four a month,” he says, or ‘ngignere. only just (so to speak) to add a sixty body parts, metal and composite materials, the original minivan, and remove what should be removed, not to gain a gram weight of the car. And happy holidays. “Tiberius”, a new taxi to Capri
Drawing on the 500L Living (seven seats), it is a project of the Carrozzeria Castagna. The same that had made the 500 electric convertible built by Gaddafi
not to gain a gram weight of the car. And happy holidays.

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