Renting out homes via Airbnb, for example, is a hot item in the larger cities of Europe. This is also the case in Andalusia, with the hotspot the city of Málaga. In May 2016, a new control system was introduced for the rental of holiday homes in Andalusia. The aim of this new regulation system was to regulate the large existing housing market of private individuals. In particular, the regulation of the rental of holiday homes at certain periods of the year.
Houses rented to tourists must be registered in the ‘Andalusia Tourism Register’. After registration, the property receives a registration number that must be visible on the platform where the property is for rent. The registration is one-time. This subject is currently under discussion in the region of Andalusia and new regulations are on the table.
In Andalusia it is not just possible to rent out your house to tourists. There are rules attached to this. It concerns houses in the built-up area and offered for rent through (online) media such as Airbnb, Tripadvisor and real estate agents. If you usually offer your house in Andalusia for a certain price per day or per week, it falls under tourist rental. The regulations have been in place for a few years, but it is useful to have them close so that the rental is legal. We listed them for you.
In order to make the property available for tourist rental, it must comply with a number of rules. These rules are as follows:
Not subject to the regulations
There are also houses that are not subject to the current regulations. For example, houses offered for rent in rural areas, outside built-up areas, are not covered by the regulation. Please note that these properties must be registered as ‘rural tourism property’ with the Andalusian authorities. In addition, houses rented out to the same person for more than two months are not considered as holiday homes. These houses do not need to be registered either. The property does have to be registered if the property is also let on a daily or weekly basis after two months of renting. Finally, a property is not subject to the regulations when a landlord owns three or more properties within a radius of a maximum of one kilometer.
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