We would like to point out a new legislation coming from the “Junta de Andalucia”, Decree 28/2016, with regards to properties that are rented in a holiday concept.

Registration holiday rentals

Who is obligated to register their property?: This new legislation affects anyone that rents their property for short periods for less than two months to different tenants, and is offered on tourism rental websites (i.e. Airbnb, real estates, etc).

Since when is this new Decree in force?: From the 10th of May onwards, properties that qualify as a holiday rental property, are now obligated to be registered at the Tourism Department of the Junta de Andalucia through a “responsibility declaration” form.

Will the Junta de Andalucia charge a tax for registration?: For the time being, a tax fee for the registration will not be required but we cannot say if in the future they will start applying it, so it would be convenient to do the registration while they are not requiring any payments.

Validity of the license: Licenses will be renewable every year, because as you can imagine, circumstances can change and you might not want to rent it anymore for short periods, but to sell it, let if for a long term period or just use the property yourself.

What can happen if I do not register my property?: It is important to know that properties that are not registered in the system will have high chances of having an inspection from the Junta de Andalucia, causing severe sanctions to the owner.

We, Mesa & Green Lawyers, based in Marbella, the heart of the Costa de Sol, are offering our clients the service of registering their properties on their behalf, so please feel free to contact us to ask for a quote at: marbella@mesagreen.com