YOUR PROPERTY’S TOURIST RENTAL LICENCE - WITHOUT HASSLES
Frustrated by the complex legalities required to get your tourist license in Spain
Our property law solicitors in Spain will help you navigate through forms and legal jargon to obtain your tourist rental licence quickly and stress-free.
What is a Tourist Rental in Spain?
The definition of Tourist Rental can vary from region to region.
That’s why we recommend talking to us and finding out in more detail how the law applies to your specific property
If your property is located in the community of Valencia, the decree 92/2009 provides a definition of what is considered to be a tourist rental. We’ve summarised it for you in this link:CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE MORE ABOUT THE LAW
"Article 2. Definition of tourist accommodation Tourist rentals are properties of any type which are rented out regularly in exchange for payment, with immediate availability and with the aim of fulfilling accommodation needs for tourism, holidays or leisure. It will be considered that the property is rented out on a regular basis if any of the following are the case: The property is let for tourist use by a company which manages holiday rentals. The property is made available to tourists by its owners or deed holders, regardless of the length of the rental, and that services are provided which are considered to be standard hotel industry services. When advertisements of the property are aimed at tourists. This will be considered to be the case when the property is advertised via travel agencies or any other means which is aimed primarily at tourists including internet sites and other channels provided by new technologies. Services which are deemed to be standard hotel industry services are outlined in Article 3 and include cleaning, change of linen, storage of luggage, laundry, repairs and maintenance and all services similar to these. Decree 92/2009 distinguishes between three different types of tourist rentals which are classified according to the facilities which are available to guests. The three types are Superior, Premier and Standard. The requirements for each can be seen in the table below:”
Do I need a holiday letting licence for my property?
The Spanish government has recently started to investigate licences on properties deeming that it is compulsory for ALL holiday lets to be officially registered.
Therefore, if you are currently renting a property as a holiday let our advice is for you to apply for your licence now to avoid hefty fines in the future.
Holiday rental licences on Spanish properties
Don’t have the time? Don’t have the language? Don’t feel confident enough about applying for your holiday letting licence on your own?
We can obtain it on your behalf and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your rentals are 100% legal.
What are the requirements for different Tourist Rentals?
Decree 92/2009 distinguishes between three different types of tourist rentals which are classified according to the facilities available to guests. The three types are Superior, Premier and Standard. The requirements for each can be seen in the table below:
|>Lift||✔ (property on floor 2 & above)||✔ (property on floor 3 & above)||✔ (property on floor 4 & above)|
|>Sound & heat insulation||✔||✔||✔|
|>Noise level of facilities||Regulated by Law 7/2002 on Protection Against Noise Pollution|
|>Plug sockets in all bedroom with labels showing voltage||✔||✔||✔|
|>Air conditioning in bedrooms||✔||✘||✘|
|>Air conditioning in living rooms||✔||✔||✘|
|>Heating in bedrooms||✔||✔||✘|
|>Heating in living rooms||✔||✔||✘|
|>Telephone or access to internet||✔||✘||✘|
|>Swimming pool (interchangeable for beach front)||✔||✔||✘|
|>Evacuation plan on the door of the property||✔||✔||✔|
|>Easily visible list of emergency and other useful telephone numbers||✔||✔||✔|
|>Min double bedroom size including wardrobe||12m²||10m²||8m²|
|>Min main bedroom size including wardrobe||14m²||12m²||10m²|
|>Min single bedroom size including wardrobe||9m²||8m²||6m²|
|>Min size of living/dining room & kitchen||26m²||22m²||18m²|
|>Min size of living/dining room||20m²||17m²||14m²|
|>Bathroom or toilet||✔||✔||✔|
|>Min size of bathroom||6.5m²||4.5m²||4.5m²|
|>Minimum size of kitchen||8m²||7m²||5m²|
|>Minimum size of studio apartments||34m²||29m²||24m²|
|>Wardrobe for every bedroom||✔||✔||✔|
|>Oven / Microwave||✔||✔||✔|
Other key aspects of the Tourist Rental Law in Spain:
The property’s deed holder, owner or management company can request a deposit for rentals not exceeding €250 unless explicitly stated in the contract.
The following facilities/services are considered as standard (where present) and will not provide the basis for higher charges: Upkeep, maintenance and repairs when these are within normal parameters; rubbish collection; water supply; playgrounds; swimming pools, gardens and terraces; electricity supply; community fees.
Properties must be maintained in perfect habitable conditions and must have all the services listed in the documents provided to the regional government available to clients.
Properties will have connected utilities and will be clean and well-kept for the arrival of guests.
Guests have the responsibility to respect the property itself and communal areas and to leave these in the same state as that which they were in when they arrived.
Advertisements of the property will be done in a way which meets standards for objectivity, good faith and honesty.
Tourist rental management companies must include the number which they have been assigned by the regional government in all their advertisements for properties located in the region.
An authorization document must be signed by the owner of a property and the tourist rental management company where there is such an agreement. This document will clearly state that the responsibility for compliance with Decree 92/2009 has been handed to the management company and that any lack of compliance will impact solely on the company and not the owner.
Contact us now to find out how to Obtain your Tourist rental licence
Spanish authorities have begun to investigate properties that are being let on an illegal basis and will impose fines to owners of non-compliant properties. Don’t risk it!
Trust the tourist rental licence experts at Fuster & Associates to:
• Provide an assessment of your situation and confirm the need for a licence
• Apply for your licence from regional authorities on your behalf
• Register your licence once granted
• Provide your unique registration numbers to legally list your property