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Rent Houses Law N? 12.981 - Its Modification - Full Text Of The Norm

Original Language Title: CASAS DE RENTA LEY N? 12.981 - SU MODIFICACION - Texto completo de la norma

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LEY N° 13.263

Sanctioned: September 17-1948

Promulgated: September 21-1948


The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, assembled in Congress, etc., sanction with force

ARTICLE 1 - Add as the third section of Article 2 of Law 12.981, the following: "Those who possessing a notebook given to their name, do not work exclusively for an employer in real estates that rebuilt more than $1,000 a month, will also be considered to be in charge of renting houses, when they are complemented in their tasks by relatives who live in it."

ARTICLE 2 - Replace articles 3°, subparagraph (d), 7°, 8°, 13, 15, 19, 21 and 22 of Law 12.981, with the following:

Article 3:

(d) Compensation in cases of accidents in accordance with the laws governing the matter. If the staff are female, they will also have the benefits and obligations of Law 11.933.

Article 7 - Staff salaries shall be fixed by the National Institute for Remuneration, established by Act No. 12.921. As long as the retributions by the Institute concerned were not established, the following minimum salaries should be fixed:


With central services m$a
No central services m$a.
(a) Monthly rent of the farm from $1,001 to $1,250 national currency.... .

If it exceeds weights 1,250 and up to $1,500....

If I'm over $1,500...






(b) Serenos, cleaning pawns and lifters: $390;
(c) Supplements: $15 per day, $350 per month. These workers, when dedicated exclusively to supplementing, shall have the right to all the benefits agreed to by this law. When carrying out their duties on behalf of several employers, their rights shall be fulfilled in proportion to each of them;
(d) In buildings whose rent is less than $1,000 per month, the employer may choose a caregiver whose remuneration will be as follows:


With central services m$a No central services m$a.
House whose rent doesn't exceed $500.

When the rent is greater than $500 and does not exceed $1,000



If in the building whose rent is not greater than $1,000 there is a manager who will perform exclusively for the employer, the worker shall have the right to the minimum wage set by the salary scale of subparagraph (a), in no case may the employee or worker be subject to the working relationship or the conditions in which this law is sanctioned, where they are most beneficial.

It is understood by central services to the heating, hot water, refrigeration, waste incinerators and others not listed in this law, whether their operation or control directly attended by the staff, or automatic.

In the houses whose rent exceeds $4,000 per month it must collaborate in the functions of the manager, one or more assistants, proportion to be determined by the Paritarian Commission, created by article 19 of this law, according to the characteristics of the property.

Remuneration from employees and workers at the date of the sanction of this law cannot be diminished by any concept, when they are superior to those set forth in it.

The prescribed remunerations shall have a one-year period of vignece, which the Parity Commission established by article 19 shall proceed to review. The remuneration set by the Joint Commission shall be compulsory for employees and employers.

Article 8 - The person in charge of rent or assimilated staff shall be entitled to an increase in his/her salary every three years of twenty pesos per month, which shall be applied taking into account the date on which the employee began to serve and up to a maximum of five trienniums.

Article 13 - Staff who work exclusively for an employer, either as a manager, assistant or caregiver, shall have the right to enjoy the use of an adequate and hygienic room and to receive the necessary working tools for the performance of the tasks in their care. In the rental buildings where housing has been built for the staff concerned, the original destination of the same may not be altered to the detriment of the worker.

If it is impossible to comply with the first clause of this article, the worker shall be entitled to a supplement to his salary of $64 per month.

Article 15 - In order to obtain such a notebook, the person concerned shall submit the following documents to the office in charge of the exhibition:

(a) Certificate of good health;

(b) Certificate of good conduct issued by the respective police authority;

(c) Personal identity documents;

(d) Work certificate issued by the employer. In the event of opposition, the ex officio authority may proceed to the corresponding verification, without prejudice to the application to employers of the penalties provided for in this law.

The documents referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) should be renewed every two years by the person concerned. This renewal shall not be required when the worker follows the orders of the same employer.

Article 19 - Form a unitary commission consisting of two workers' delegates and two bosses' delegates, which will act by the numerically most representative organizations. This commission shall be chaired by a staff member of the Secretariat of Labour and Security and shall have conciliatory and voluntary arbitration functions in conflicts between the parties, without prejudice to other powers expressly agreed to by this Act.

Article 21 - Offences to the provisions of this law and its statutory decree, which do not deserve a special sanction, shall be punishable by a fine of $50 per employee or worker, and shall be applied in case of recidivism, without this fine affecting the staff ' s right to deduct the relevant judicial actions.

When the employee or worker does not report within 15 working days of the end of the annual term, by the authority of application, which has not been granted the leave, he will suffer the same penalty as the employer. If the same does not comply with the notice set out in article 4°, it shall be punished with a fine equivalent to one month's salary, with a relapse.

Article 22 - In the event of dismissal for reasons other than that listed in Article 5, employers shall be liable to a fine of $500 to $5,000 m/n, without prejudice to the payment of compensation provided for in this Act.

In cases where the legitimacy of the waiver was questioned judicially, the application of the preceding sanctions would be effective by the judge, where appropriate, in issuing the ruling that would end the litigation.

ARTICLE 3 - Contact the executive branch.

Alberto H. Reales
L. Zavalla Carbo

- Registered under No. 13.263 -