Now that Easter has been and gone, bookings are flooding in for the peak summer time rentals and we’re getting plenty of interest in the spring holiday rentals as well. Malaga airport is preparing for a bumper year, with 15% more flights than last year, and owners are getting their properties ready for this very busy time of year.
However we know that many owners have concerns about the new holiday rental law (Decree 28/2016) and what this will mean to them if they want to rent out their property short term, so we wanted to give you an update.
The registration form is still not finalised, so please don’t worry about having to prepare the documentation right away. As we explained in our last post, the authorities have said they understand that this will be a long process and they will be flexible on when the forms are submitted.
Below is a summary if some of the important elements of this decree, along with some notes from our team in terms of points which require clarification. As you will see, a large number of points are already standard with quality holiday rental properties and items which we have been providing for our guests for many years, so it is not as onerous as it looks.
|All dwellings used for tourism must fulfil the following obligations:
HomeCareontheWeb Note – Not all properties have this, either due to the age of the property or because it was never issued. We are awaiting a decision regarding this.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – This is to discourage properties renting out basements with no external ventilation.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – It is not clear whether a fixed ceiling fan is acceptable. We are awaiting further information on this issue.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – We are obtaining more information on what needs to be included in the kit.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – We already place a “Guest Manual” in all properties rented by us which includes all this information.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – We are investigating whether the form needs to be available in the property, or having one available in our office is acceptable.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – This is included in the “Guest Manual” and on all information guests receive from us.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – This is included in the “Guest Manual”.
HomeCareontheWeb Note – This is included in the “Guest Manual” and it is also part of our set up procedure to display necessary signs.
Other points to note are:
If a property is rented as a complete unit, the maximum number of guests is 15, and if rented by room, the maximum number of guests is 6. In both cases, it is NOT permitted to sleep more than 4 persons per room.
Registration of the property is obligatory and the Registration Number is to be used in all forms of advertising and promotion.
As quality property management and rental management providers, we will be helping our owners through this process and making it as easy as possible for them to comply. As you can see we are awaiting clarification on a number of these points, and will continue to update you on this blog, on our Facebook page and in our newsletters.
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