‘Renovictions’ loom as EU aims to boost building renovation

Euractiv | Jun 20, 2022 at 10:43 AM
  • Confronted with an energy crisis and the need to rapidly decarbonise the building sector, the EU is now facing another threat: “renovictions,” where tenants are forced out of houses or apartments due to rent increases imposed after renovation.
  • Cuffe, a Green lawmaker from Ireland, proposed including social safeguards in the EU’s recast EPDB proposal, so that national governments are forced to “tackle detrimental effects which the implementation of energy efficiency measures may otherwise have on vulnerable households, including rising rent prices”.