Act 1/2022 reintroduces relevant measures to improve access to housing in Catalonia:
> It extends the concept of “large housing asset holder” (“Large Holders”) to companies and corporate groups that own over 10 housing properties.
> The occupation of housing without legal title does not change the situation of noncompliance with the social function of the property.
> It creates the register of Large Holders.
> It extends cases in which compulsory social rent is imposed.
> It empowers the Catalan Housing Agency to lease housing properties on a social rent basis.
> It enables the expropriation of unoccupied housing properties paying half their market value.
> It introduces new infringements and enforcement measures.