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Legal tip 537. Law on Holiday rentals in Valencia area
25 May 2011 @ 15:10

 Regulated by Decree 92/2009 de 3 julio 2009



Rentals of houses, apartments, villas... are regulated by this decree when:


               a)    They are marketed by companies

              b)    They are marketed by their owners for touristic services

c)   They are marketed through tourism market channels including Internet and other IT ways.


 A company for the management of holiday rentals needs to have at least 5 properties in its portfolio. They need to be registered in the Touristic Registry of the region and the province where most of the houses are located.



Owners or companies dealing with these rentals will be responsible of the habitability of these, according to its category and description registered. They will always be made available to users in perfect estate of conservation and cleanness and with all the necessary services for its use.


Owners will be obliged to do a perfect use of the house and its common facilities in the development.

Publicity, offer and management of these rentals will be according to requirements of truthfulness, objectivity and good faith in full respect to Consumer Law.

There is a classification of these units according to quality characteristics.

Prices will always include taxes and any reparations necessary for the use of the house.

There is specific regulation for blocks of holiday houses, which are also classified according to categories

Prohibitions to users are, according to this Decree:

To bring furniture to the house or do repararations without express consent of the owner.

2.     To lodge more people than authorized

3.     To use the house for different uses than those contracted

4.     To bring dangerous materials to the house

5.     To bring animals against prohibitions of the company unless they are helper-gods for handicapped people.

The infringement of these rules can be used as a cancellation cause

The Decree also offers regulations for rural rentals


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