REGISTERING A PROPERTY FOR TOURIST USE

Since May 11, 2016 all property located in a residential area that is regularly offered through marketing or promotion channels to tourists for rental at a price, (i.e. travel agencies, mediators or organizing companies, or through any media giving the possibility of making a reservation or booking), is considered housing for tourism. TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION: Complete properties: The maximum permitted sleeping capacity for each property is of 15 people at any one time Bed and Breakfast /Rooms: The owner must reside in the property and cannot sleep more than 6 people at any one time In both cases the maximum occupation per room should not exceed 4 people. REQUIREMENTS: 1.Occupation Licence or Certificate of Habitability 2.All rooms must have direct ventilation from outside or from a patio, and must have some means of darkening. 3.The accommodation must be sufficiently furnished and equipped to meet the immediate requirements of the number of people specified 4.If the rental period includes dates in the months from May to September (inclusive), a fixed cooling device must be provided or if the rental period includes dates in the months from October to April (inclusive), then heating must be provided. 5.First aid kit 6.Provide: information and operating instructions for all appliances; tourist information; and telephone numbers for queries and incidents. 7. All properties must have a “Complaints and Claims Book” readily available with a corresponding prominently displayed wall notice. 8.The accommodation must be clean for the arrival and at the exit of clients 9.Bedding, linen, household goods in general should be supplied 10.Information on internal rules for use of the facilities and for the community. HOW TO REGISTER IN THE ANDALUCIA TOURISM REGISTER FREE OF CHARGE: ·Make a written statement demonstrating your responsibility and compliance with the above listed requirements ·Register in the Register of Tourism of Andalusia when you will be assigned a code number ·Include your registration code number in all of the advertising and promotions related to the property. Contact Marbella Solicitors Group to register your home with tourist purpose. The following properties are NOT included in the above law: ·Rentals without payment ·Rentals for a continuous period of more than 2 months to the same individual/s ·Rural Properties ·When a group of 3 or more properties which are located in the same building, complex, urbanization, or group of buildings are rented by one person or company. José Manuel Garzón Macho – Senior Partner Axarquía Solicitors Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of bilingual lawyers that have more than 15 years experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucía, both on the coast and inland. Do not hesitate to contact us for advice on this, or any other topic that might interest you. Please e-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 952901225 www.axarquiasolicitors.com

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