Until fairly recently, private holiday rental regulation in Andalucia has been relatively uncontrolled.
For holiday property owners in Andalucia, this all changed at the beginning of 2016, when the regional government, Junta de Andalucia, brought in a host of regulations to conform with changes in national legislation.
Properties under Holiday Rental Regulation in Andalucia
Holiday rental regulation in Andalucia applies to:
- Individual privately owned properties where the complete dwelling is let for holiday purposes.
- Rooms in individually privately owned properties, in which the owner resides, e.g. bed & breakfast, Airbnb.
The maximum capacity, i.e. number of beds/people that can stay in the accommodation is limited by the occupation license, subject to overall maximum of 15 beds for complete dwellings and for bed & breakfast type arrangements – 6 beds, with no more than 4 beds in any one room.
Owners of holiday rental properties that fall into these categories, firstly need to list their property with the Registry of Tourism of Andalusia (RTA), in order to meet the first part of the regulatory requirements; secondly, meet the requirements within a year. During this time owners will not be allowed to host tourists/rent accommodation until fully compliant.