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Can family stay as guests in our property?

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:49am
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Mandy185

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Hi, we are in the process of buying on La Marina (phase 1). I understand that the property cannot be let out to tourists. 

However, are there any issues with us allowing our parents to stay in the property when we are not there?  No money involved, they are our guests. 

On another forum, someone mentioned that we may need to inform the community president if we have guests. 

Many thanks 

elinspain

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:57am

elinspain

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:57am

Hello

Family members can use your property for hollidays.......    as long as no  money is taken  it is not considered a holiday  rental which requires a Tourist Licence. I have never heard about adviding ccommunity president that you have family staying!

Cheers

Elinspain

Mandy185

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:01am

Mandy185

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:01am

elinspain wrote on Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:57am:

Hello

Family members can use your property for hollidays.......    as long as no  money is taken  it is not considered a holiday  rental which requires a Tourist Licence. I have never heard about adviding ccommunity president that you have family staying!

Cheers

Elinspain

Many thanks ElinSpain, that's really helpful. 

Darro

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:06am

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:06am

Strictly speaking visitors are only guests if you are there to host them but why not ask your community president?

Anne1939

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:19am

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:19am

Hi Mandy185

I’ve had a property on Phase 1 since 2006, never been an issue for family using it. 

I’ll private message you with the President’s contact details if you wish to clarify for your own piece of mind.

Kind regards 

Anne

Mandy185

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:25am

Mandy185

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:25am

Anne1939 wrote on Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:19am:

Hi Mandy185

I’ve had a property on Phase 1 since 2006, never been an issue for family using it. 

I’ll private message you with the President’s contact details if you wish to clarify for your own piece of mind.

Kind regards 

Anne

Hi Anne, 

Yes, please can you send me the president's contact details as I would like to familiarise myself with all of the rules. 

Best wishes, 

Mandy

Davebev1

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:18pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:18pm

All owners should be aware of who is the current president of their community and contact details for the administrator. There could be a variety of reasons for you to need to contact them, or indeed for them to contact you. Community rules should have been provided to you by the administrators or president as soon as they were made aware of the new owners.

Regarding visitors, always worth having someone, neighbour or president, who knows when you have friends/relatives visiting so they know the people are allowed to be there, especially if you are not using a keyholding company to check on your property.

As others have already said, as you do not have a Tourist License, family and friends can legally only use the property entirely for free.

RichardH

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:47pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:47pm

Davebev1 wrote on Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:18pm:

All owners should be aware of who is the current president of their community and contact details for the administrator. There could be a variety of reasons for you to need to contact them, or indeed for them to contact you. Community rules should have been provided to you by the administrators o...

...r president as soon as they were made aware of the new owners.

Regarding visitors, always worth having someone, neighbour or president, who knows when you have friends/relatives visiting so they know the people are allowed to be there, especially if you are not using a keyholding company to check on your property.

As others have already said, as you do not have a Tourist License, family and friends can legally only use the property entirely for free.

What a load of c***p it’s your property, if you want your family to use it it’s nobody else’s business. 

Davebev1

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:31am

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:31am

RichardH wrote on Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:47pm:

What a load of c***p it’s your property, if you want your family to use it it’s nobody else’s business. 

I don't know why you are being rude. Totally unnecessary and not helpful to the person asking the original question. I did not say, nor has anyone else, that they cannot have family or friend use the property, nor did I say they need anyone else's permission to do so, so no idea why you are responding they way you have.

Jackie00

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:20am

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:20am

RichardH wrote on Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:47pm:

What a load of c***p it’s your property, if you want your family to use it it’s nobody else’s business. 

Totally agree no one else business it’s a load off cxxxxp 

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