24 Sep 2016 11:11:
Thanks John. "Very bad news", but only for the owners of such properties of course. I had a licence to operate as alojamientos turisticos (years ago now) when I owned and operated what was efectively a hostal, but with self catering studios. I had 3 floors of a four floor building. Another owner had the first floor, with four studios which he rented to tourists - but with no licence, and no accountability. Very bad news for me at the time!
The problem with the previously mentioned gentleman with 7 apartments is that they are not all together, although they are close (less than 1km), but who would know? Who would spot that he should register as a business? What's stopping him advertising just one of his properties for rent privately (with a new registration number), and then just letting the others "by word of mouth" when the official one is booked?
Sure, in time the authorities may catch up with him, (especailly as he's probably not even declaring his income from the properties!) but the new law doesn't go far enough and in the short term is surely ineffective, since it's virtually impossible to police.
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