Marbella Town Hall is reacting to issues with rowdy and badly behaved tourists by fining people from June this year. If you are renting out a property in the Marbella municipality, it is important that you understand the new rules so you can help your tenants comply.
These have been mainly designed with hen and stag parties in mind, but it can also impact the unsuspecting holiday maker who wants to enjoy the sunshine by having their shirts off in the street for example, so it’s best to be informed.
Here are the key behaviours that can be punished with a fine of up to 750€ –
Walking around the streets in swimwear or without shirts on – swimwear is for the beach and pool only, not for the towns
Wearing clothes or carrying objects of a sexual nature
Acting in an anti-social manner and drinking on the streets
Littering and flyering
Quite how this will be enforced remains to be seen and anyone who is doing this will first be warned so they can respond. However, it is important to be aware that police will be more vigilant on anything that they consider to be anti-social behaviour and that fines can be up to 750€.
We don’t expect this to impact on the majority of people coming on holiday to Marbella, as most tourists are well behaved and respectful. However, if you do cater to hen and stag parties in your holiday rental property, we’d recommend warning your guests in advance, so they know how to behave.
As these laws are passed and start to be implemented, we will keep you updated so that you can inform any tenants. Hopefully the new laws will reduce bad behaviour and make this a more attractive holiday destination for all.
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Positive signs for Marbella were announced by the councillor for tourism at the end of April, which should please property owners looking to rent their property as well as businesses relying on tourist income.
The data revealed a 16 percent increase in tourist numbers recorded in the first quarter of this year (March 2010) compared to the same period of last year. These increases are not shown by the rest of the Costa del Sol at this point, but can be taken as a sign of returning confidence and a good sign for the important summer period.
Expressing satisfaction with the growth rate, the municipal delegate also emphasized on the possibility of growth in the housing sector. ‘The stats are optimistic in this season and in addition to good data recorded in the Holy Week, with an occupancy rate of 81% and a rise in the net sale and purchase of housing, it’s a positive sign for the real estate market,’ Jose added. To read the full article visit the Marbella Guide
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Marbella’s Tourism and Foreigner’s department are continuing with their efforts to integrate the foreign residents into the community and help them contribute to its growth and prosperity.
The next step in this scheme is the launch of the Think Tank Advisory Group, a team of foreigners of different nationalities who will be responsible for voicing the needs of the foreign community and working with the Town Hall to find solutions to any problems which might exist.
They will start by looking at issues such as the new General Urban Plan, setting up a Tourism Consortium and organising a trade show for foreign entrepreneurs.
The group also has a number of plans to assist the integration of the Spanish and Foreign communities, such as a Buddy Program that will look for companies with a complementary profile to develop joint business projects. They will also be developing networking initiatives, specialized language classes and an advisory service on public grants.
This is great news for property owners on the Costa del Sol, as it will develop Marbella and the region as a whole as a great place to do business. The hope is that it will increase demand from business people who want to have both the fantastic lifestyle available here and the opportunity to run a profitable business. This will drive demand for long-term rental properties as homes and offices and also increase investment in the area.
If you own a property in this area and would like to find out more about the Marbella Town Hall and their services for foreigners, you can visit the foreigners’ section of their website.
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