SPECIALIST ADVICE

Article supplied by Spanish legal and fiscal advisors, Arcos & Lamers

Due to the increasing number of new ways to travel, the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) has decided to regulate properties that offer a tourist accommodation service, in order to establish minimum guarantees of quality and safety for users. This new regulation involves those properties that are rented as a whole and which are rented out for rooms, not including those rented for more than two months, holidays without profit, properties in rural areas and real estate formed by three or more homes.

The Junta has established a series of requirements to be met:
• The property should have an occupational licence.
• The rooms should have direct ventilation to an outside system or courtyard,
and a darkening windows system.
• They should be furnished and equipped.
• They should be provided with a heating and cooling system.
• They must have a first aid kit.
• Tourist information for the area must be provided.
• Complaints and claims forms should be available for customers in a visible place inside the house.
• The house should be cleaned at the entrance and exit for customers.
• General bedding and furnishings for the house should be supplied.
• A phone number must be available for any enquiry the tenants might have.
• Users should be provided with information and tools for the operation of appliances.
• Users must be informed of internal rules.

Due to the increasing number of new ways to travel, the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) has decided to regulate properties that offer a tourist accommodation service, in order to establish minimum guarantees of quality and safety for users. This new regulation involves those properties that are rented as a whole and which are rented out for rooms, not including those rented for more than two months, holidays without profit, properties in rural areas and real estate formed by three or more homes.

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