The new tourist registration law

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Re: The new tourist registration law

Post by chrismarkoliver » November 28th, 2018, 11:05 am

This is all very confusing! So would a 6 bedroom semi-detached property in Serpentona (Cala Galdana) built in 1985 be liable for the purchase of plazas at €3500 per plaza/bed.

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Re: The new tourist registration law

Post by TCLEAVER » January 22nd, 2019, 2:26 pm

dsr wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Can anyone point me to the gospel/bible that says you don't need a licence if only allowing friends and relatives to use your place and you can charge them for doing so? Appeals to me as an alternative to e Tourist Licence.
Hi. Did this point every get clarified? - I can't find anything in any other thread (apologies if I have missed it and am duplicating)

Our solicitor (Belen Segui) has told me that you need a tourist licence even for friends and family to stay and they must be charged the standard rate. They can't be treated differently. The only exception is if they stay with the owner at the same time.

Does anyone have any other info?

Thanks

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Re: The new tourist registration law

Post by kieronf » January 22nd, 2019, 2:50 pm

Logic would dictate that if you are receiving income from your property, regardless of whether it is family or friends paying you rental, then the authorities will consider that you are renting for profit and would require a licence. If that is not the case surely everyone who rents out their place would simply claim the various occupants are family throughout the year....................

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Re: The new tourist registration law

Post by TCLEAVER » January 22nd, 2019, 5:17 pm

kieronf wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 2:50 pm
Logic would dictate that if you are receiving income from your property, regardless of whether it is family or friends paying you rental, then the authorities will consider that you are renting for profit and would require a licence. If that is not the case surely everyone who rents out their place would simply claim the various occupants are family throughout the year....................

Agree - but it also suggests that you can't let your friends stay at all - free of charge - unless they are staying at the same time as the owner

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Re: The new tourist registration law

Post by sanjaime » February 11th, 2019, 9:34 pm

People have been pointed to this web site :- I understand it states that family and friends can stay without a Tourist License.

https://www.spain-holiday.com/rentalbuz ... rX2qvbnZGI

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Re: The new tourist registration law

Post by sanjaime » February 11th, 2019, 9:40 pm

SORRY THIS WAS POSTED IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR 2018 - So things have changed

A post on Facebook by a friend who lives in Cala Llonga;
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This may be of general interest to property owners in other urban areas on this island...

On Feb 13th several members of the Cala Llonga Owners Association met with the president of the Consell Insular, Susana Mora, and the mayoress of Mahon, Conxa Juanola, regarding the general concern about tourist licenses in Cala Llonga.

What has been clarified is the following:-

Despite all the alarming news in the press (and be warned, you may see more!), all current tourist licenses in Cala Llonga will be respected, plus the applications for new ones that were registered before July 2017 when the law changed (and of course providing these properties fulfil the necessary requirements). Any further applications must wait until a definitive procedure for the whole island has been approved, falling in line with the new PTI (Island Territorial Plan) which is being reviewed with regard to classifying zones/areas on the island. The authorities are currently seeking approval from all 8 Town Halls in Menorca in order to implement a provisional ruling as a temporary measure that will break the current deadlock on all applications for tourist licenses until the new PTI can be passed,

The overall objective of Menorca's governing body is to protect rustic land and prevent many local or resident families from being driven out of the cities and towns due to rising property prices and monthly rental rates. In the case of urban apartment blocks and semi detached properties, the combination of full time occupation and holiday rentals is deemed to be a negative factor by many.

Please remember that Cala Llonga is classified as an urban area belonging to the city of Mahón. There are as we know many tourist areas in Menorca where there are no restrictions on holiday rental licenses for properties.

What is important for you to know is that the Mahon Town Hall is prepared to back the ongoing tourist rental of detached properties in all of their urban areas such as Cala Llonga.
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