Today, Lisbon’s “Carta Municipal de Habitação” was approved by the municipality. This “Municipal Housing Charter”, outlines the housing strategy in the city for the next 10 years, including plans for social housing, student housing, measures for sustainable growth, and policies and guidelines for tourist rentals (Alojamento Local, or AL).
The document will be available for public consultation for 60 days, and will then be voted on in the local parliament.
The Charter now includes a maximum ceiling of 5% of AL registrations throughout the city. The renewal of registrations will be carried out in accordance with the maximum ratios in each neighborhood or parish, to avoid situations like that in Santa Maria Maior and Misericórdia, where there are AL ratios of 71% and 47% of AL, respectively.