Decree 28/2016 Holiday Rental Properties in Andalucia.
In order to comply with the above law which came into force on May 12th 2016 it is necessary to register your property, if rented on a short term basis, i.e. less than 2 months and publish your registration number on all internet advertising. The new law was brought in to ensure the quality and standard of privately owned properties which are being rented out for holiday use.
Whilst this new regulation may seem daunting there is nothing to fear if your property fulfills the required legislation and is managed and maintained to a high standard. There will be a number of owners who will decide not to continue with holiday rentals, this situation will only help those who wish to register as the number of properties available drops, coupled with the ever increasing number of tourists now visiting the Costa del Sol, so the achievable weekly rate will increase.
It is necessary to provide the following information to register-
– Copies of passports of owners of the property
– Copies of NIE of owners of the property
– First occupation licence of the property
– Copy of IBI bill showing Catastral Reference
– Authority of the representative of the owner to register the property.
– Copia simple to your property (if you have to hand)
The registration number of the property assigned by the Registry of Tourism of Andalucía must be indicated in all promotional materials or advertising of the property. You only need to register your property once.
There are various points which must be complied with
– Rooms with direct ventilation (windows out to exterior or patios)
– System of blinds or any other to darken the rooms (curtains, persiana’s/blinds)
– Furniture according to the number of people
– Cooling (May to September) and Heating (October to April)
– First aid kit
– Touristic information – Provide leaflets, maps etc.
– Sheets of complaints and claims. (6 sheets must be completed for one claim!)
– Poster announcing that there are sheets for complaints and claims (clearly displayed)
– Cleaning for arrival and departure
– Bed linen, kitchenware and linen (plus a set for replacement, per person)
– Contact Phone Number
– Operating Instructions of all appliances
– Community rules, restrictions (smoking, pets)
Please be aware the Málaga Provincial Delegation of Tourism will conduct inspections at random based on information taken from internet advertising to ensure that all properties rented out for short term are fully complying with the new regulations. They can impose fines of between 2,000 and 18,000 euros and closing down of the property for up to 6 months.
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Under the new law, all occupants over the age of 16 years have to provide a copy of their passport and fill out a form which is to be filed via computer to the Police within 24 hours of arrival. These must be retained by the owner or representative for the period of 3 years.
A rental contract has to be completed for all rentals with all relevant information, i.e. length of stay, price for the stay, arrival time, departure time etc. This contract has to be retained by the owner or representative for a period of 1 year.
Costa Holiday Services will take care of all this on your behalf.
Once your property has been registered, Costa Holiday Services can put your property on the Internet for those searching for holiday rentals on the Costa. We are listed with all the major search engines, including paid for insertions, and you will see your property advertised on the Internet 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day.