“Summer Hotline” has gone through 31 years. During this period, some of the problems reported by the common people will be resolved quickly after being reported and exposed; but there are also some problems that will appear every few years or even every year. These complaints Concentrated problems, why do the rectifications happen every year, and the complaints come back again and again? For example, underground illegal group renting.
What is the reason behind this? Is there any solution to this problem?
Basement group rental “persistent difficulties”
In a report on the summer hotline last month, a reporter from Perspective saw in the underground garage of Zhongfu Huayuan Community in Huangpu District: rooms separated by wooden boards, some were rented out as warehouses, and some were placed up and down. The bed has become a dormitory for property employees.
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Complex personnel, dirty environment, and many fire hazards. During summer every year, there are always many complaints about underground garages and other spaces being illegally used by group tenants, and some are even very new communities.
The Mingdeyi Jingting Community in Jing’an District was delivered only four months ago, and some residents reported that there were people living in the basement of Building 11 and the environment was harsh.
Mr. Tang, the owner of the community, said: There is no water in here, and they pour water after they go to the toilet. There is a very serious smell of urine, and the shelling powder is seriously soaked on the wall.
The “hard demand” of migrant workers
In many investigations, the reporter found that many of the people living in the underground space are front-line staff of the property company.
In the central urban area, the accommodation of community service personnel is indeed a problem. It must be close to the work place and the price should be cheap, so the range of houses to choose from is extremely limited.
Because of this, many properties simply use the underground space of their own management community to make use of the underground space of the community. As a result, the problem of group tenants in the underground space of some communities has been repeatedly rectified and resurfaced.
In the Xinghe Century City community in Putuo District, a reporter from Perspective once visited with local law enforcement officers in 2021 and found that someone was lighting a fire and cooking in the underground space of the community, and there were multiple shunt meters hanging on the wall.
As early as 2012, “News Perspective” reported that many cleaning staff lived in the basement of the residential building in the community.
Mr. Dai, the property manager of Xinghe Century City Community in Putuo District, said that when you come to work in Shanghai from other places, you must have a foothold.
“A bed” for migrant workers
After the law enforcement agencies intervene, the group renters may be temporarily dismissed, but the plight behind them has not been resolved. After the “blocking”, where should they be evacuated?
Not only property management and cleaning personnel, but also people like takeaway riders and catering industry employees. Behind the endless incidents of group renting and disturbing residents, there is always a hard demand to solve the accommodation problem at a low price.
The tenant said, I have checked the prices of the houses outside. Some tenants also said that it is indeed very narrow, but I only need a bed. There are also tenants who say that it costs four to five thousand yuan outside, and our sanitation sweeper pays more than five thousand yuan a month, which is unaffordable.
These migrant workers do not have high requirements for the quality of housing, but they are very sensitive to the price. What they need is often only a room close to their work place, or even a bed.
Shao Nan, member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said that their needs also need to be paid attention to. City builders are flexible workers. They were indeed not included in the social security system, but this group is very large and indispensable to society. Yes, so caring for them must be done.
For this reason, Shanghai has also been doing some explorations in recent years. In the affordable housing system, a “one bed” model has been added, and models such as dismantling the bed and renting out the bed, and the home of the builders in the new era have been implemented, so that frontline personnel can live in Settle down in legally compliant, affordable housing. (For more content, click “It is possible to rent “one bed” only! 600 per month, move in with your bags! These groups can apply →“See the original text)
Up to now, more than 11,000 “one beds” have been raised in all districts of Shanghai, and 7,000 beds have been supplied in the first half of the year. But that’s not enough supply compared to the millions of flex workers across the city.
Cui Guangcan, director of the Real Estate Economic Research Center of Shanghai Normal University, said that it is not enough to rely solely on the power of the government, because the overall rate of return for bed-type rental housing is relatively low. How to reduce their costs? In fact, there are some good practices, that is, to transform some idle factories, office buildings, hotels, etc. into dormitory beds, which may be more suitable.
Cao Zhuping, Director of the Administrative Law Business Research Committee of the Municipal Lawyers Association, said, for example, whether the property houses in the community can be changed into staff dormitories through some legal procedures; or increase the supply of low-rent housing for social service personnel; Landlords who rent out houses to these social service personnel will receive certain tax reductions and exemptions for the rent, etc., through the joint action of visible and invisible hands to ensure the living of service personnel and let them feel the warmth of the city.
(The original title was “Rectification every year! How to solve the “big problem” in this community?”)
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