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Tourism license

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:18pm
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bobbyboy

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Hi We have applied for our tourism licences to enable us to rent our apartment  through our Spanish lawyers and I was just wondering what time this application should take. Could anyone who has applied and received thier licences give me a idea how long theirs took as it's now been 7 months.

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Stevec61

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:10am

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:10am

Hi bobby boy

We’re still waiting for ours, application started in August last year, was sent back to our property manager, who was doing the application for us, on a couple of occasions due to “rule”changes. It was finally submitted in January and we are awaiting the next step - whether or not the authorities will need to visit to inspect the property, I do not know?! Hopefully they won’t, as this will add further delays but in all honesty, we are not building our hopes up in receiving the licence this year....

bobbyboy

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:23pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:23pm

Hi Stevec61

Thank you for your reply. Our lawyers at the start of the application told us it would take 3-6 months. To wait a year would be disappointing because of the bookings we could loose. 

We both know it has to be done right so hopefully it will be worth the wait. I will drop you a line when ours is complete. Thanks again.

Kind regards 

Karol1112

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:05pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:05pm

Hi, I haven’t even got as far as applying for mine yet as I have been told my shower room is to small to fit there criteria , I don’t know if it can be enlarged but will have to look into that when I am over next. To say I’m gutted is a understatement, apart from using it myself for a couple of holidays a year the whole idea was to have holiday let’s, I had done this successfully in Turkey for years but wanted something closer to home , didn’t dream it would be like this, plus I had read up on the rental laws, ( or so I thought) and had never come across the stipulations for room sizes before, and being so far away it’s so difficult to get things done. I do wish you well obtaining yours and hope you don’t have to wait to much longer .

cp

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:28pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:28pm

I started applying for a rental license a year ago but changed my mind about renting for the time being.  I wish now I had gone ahead with getting the license then as at the time there were no restrictions on room sizes, town hall permissions etc    These have all been introduced in the last few months and seem to be becoming increasingly onerous.    If the aim is to safeguard hoteliers business it is pointless in my area as there are hardly any hotels.  The only result will be fewer tourists spending less money.

Davebev1

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:34pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:34pm


Karol112 - if you are able to enlarge the bathroom be careful not to make any of the other rooms too small in the process.  If you have purchased within the last 4 years and you informed the estate agent that you were looking for a rental property for holiday lets then your estate agent should have been aware of the need for compliance with the registration rules.  The law has required all owners to have a license since may 2015.  In fact, these rules were in place prior to May 2015 for anyone with more than one holiday let property.  However the clamp down on unregistered lets only started last June.  Sadly many estate agents, and even holiday let property management companies, told people they need not bother worrying about it until the clampdown was announced!

These are the requirements and the minimum room size requirements (only one of the bathrooms has to be 4.5m2).  And you will now need your Certificate from the Town Hall before you can submit your application. 

Basic Requirements for Standard properties:

Public entrance

Lift (if the accommodation is situated on the fourth floor or higher)

Stairs

Heating 

Wall power outlets in all rooms and a fuse box

Hot water

Evacuation plan displayed at the front door of the accommodation

Emergency telephone list

Information about local attractions and places of interest

Air conditioning - Primera and Superior only

Heating - Primera and Superior only

Swimming pool and/or first line beach - Primera and Superior only

Security box - Primera and Superior only

Internet access - Superior only

Garden (can be a common garden) - Superior only

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Room Sizes (min. m2 space) for Standard (Primera and Superior are all larger)

Main bedroom including wardrobe     10 m2

Double bedroom including wardrobe   8 m2

Single bedroom including wardrobe   6 m2

Per person sharing room i.e. per bed   3.5 m2

Living/dining   14 m2

Kitchen*   5 m2

Bathroom**  4.5 m2

*The kitchen should be equipped with a hob with a minimum of two burners when the accommodation doesn't exceed 4 guests and a hob of three burners or more when it exceeds 4 guests.

**There must be at least one bathroom including a bath with shower, washbasin and toilet and/or a washroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet.


A studio apartment is defined as an accommodation consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with separate bathroom (minimum of 24 m2 for Standard category).


Rental accommodation should be furnished and equipped appropriately, with the following:

  • Cutlery

  • Kitchenware and appliances

  • Bed linen

  • Curtains

  • Kitchen appliances

  • Fridge freezer

  • Electric grill/griddle

  • Oven/microwave

  • Extractor fan and smoke alarm

I've heard that applications are now taking 8-9 months to process, but some Town Halls are not issuing certificates.

Good luck everyone.

bobbyboy

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:45pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:45pm

Hi Dave 

Great information. Thank you again it is all very helpfull. 

Kind regards 

bobbyboy

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50pm

Thank you for your reply. If you go ahead at some point I wish you well.

Kind regards 

bobbyboy

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:53pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:53pm

Thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate your feedback and comments.

Kind regards 

bobbyboy

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:53pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:53pm

Thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate your feedback and comments.

Kind regards 

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