If you own a property in Catalonia and are renting it to holiday makers for 3 months or less, you will now be obliged to get a licence from the town hall to do so.
By renting your property short-term, it will be classified as ‘vivienda de uso turístico’ requiring a licence to do so. The Catalonian Government are warning that if you don’t get a licence you will be at risk of fines of up to 90,000€.
Licences can be obtained from your local town hall and the local councils are able to decide the cost of this licence. Make sure you check with your town hall before taking bookings for next year. Catalonia includes the popular rental destinations on the Costa Brava and so this new law will affect a lot of foreigners who own second homes.
We have recently set up an office in Girona to help owners of property with property management Costa Brava, so please contact us if you need any help or advice on this new law.