The Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, approved a legislative amendment on social security assets, which simplifies and facilitates the allocation and disposal of social security assets, but which none use. System management entities and shared services. The goal is that other public administrations can use this property.
Social security has an extensive heritage that is shared across Spain. According to an internal audit prepared by the General Treasury of Social Security (TGSS), 1,028 properties, ranging from buildings to plots, including buildings, farms and warehouses or garages, are vacant.
The last Court of Accounts report for November 2019 indicated that the public institution had 874 completely empty properties and 179 partially empty properties.
This creates public costs for their maintenance (supervision, repairs, taxes…), in addition to the fact that in some cases these are buildings in the center of cities, which, due to the state of insufficient utilization, not only do not provide public services to citizens, but also deteriorate the urban environment, As acknowledged in the press release of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.
The report of the Court of Auditors detailed that for the 186 audited properties with significant incidents, the maintenance and investment costs to be borne by the social security system amounted to 143.3. million euros.
The new regulation extends the transfer of real estate from TGSS to other public administrations or public law entities without loss of ownership. Thus, the processing time is reduced because business trips can be arranged directly without going through a longer procedure of assignment of use. Procedures are accelerated even in the case of granting a benefit, by setting a maximum processing time of 90 days. The administrations or entities to which the property is transferred or transferred must ensure their use for communal purposes.
As for the sale of immovable property, the regulation is homologated to the Law on “Public Administration Property”, less restrictive than the one that existed on social security: the number of cases in which direct consideration can be used increases and it forces to follow the procedures of St. Public auction event more flexible, allowing to reduce the type of bidding in successive auctions.
The new royal decree also envisages the development of a social security asset optimization plan, which assesses the current and future needs of the system’s subjects in terms of buildings and real estate and determines whether that which is not necessary, subordinated or alienated. It will also analyze the necessary investments for the improvement and maintenance of the assets, consider the costs incurred for their control and reduction, follow-up of the assignment and assignment processes, and actions in terms of supervision and inspection. To confirm the correct use of attached or transferred properties.
Source: El Diario