You may recall last year that we posted an article about the new tourist licence law. Now it is obligatory for all owners letting out properties as holiday lets in the Valencia region to apply for a tourist licence. Here you have all the information for holiday Rentals in Valencia Region.
Please see this article on How to obtain a tourist licence Alicante. Also you have How to Obtain a Tourist Licence (Murcia Community).
Holiday rentals in Valencia Region
A client has suggested to us that we write a blog on the rules for holiday rentals in valencia. As many people are not clear. The police have sent us the new law and these are the main points:
- All establishments letting rooms (hotels, apartments, bed and breakfasts etc.). They are now obliged to keep a register book. In this book they note the details of the people entering the property. This is in accordance with the procedure established by the Ministry of the Interior.
- Any person over the age of sixteen who enters the establishment must sign an entry document. This is according to the procedure by the Ministry of the Interior.
The details of the entry must match the data contained in their passport or National Identity Document.
They will have to be shown by the renters (passports for Foreign travellers, DNI’s for Spanish). Which is why now in Spain if staying anywhere you must take your passport with you.
What does renters must do?
Renters must give personal information because of the law (Ley orgánica 15/1999 from 13th December). If they are concerned about Data protection law, they are covered under the provisions of article: 12.1 of Ley Orgánica 1/1992 from 21st February (Protection of citizen security).
The renters must sign a form when entering the property and the landlord must save it for three years.
In addition, the landlord must fill in a form online giving details of the people staying to the police, accessing this with codes from the Police station.
Landlords must have a sign outside their front door by law (shown here).
How can Spanish Solutions help?
After the end of March 2018, we started offering the steps of going to the Police station. That is to get the user and password for the online access and printing the sign to be installed, as well as the actual Tourism licence.
Spanish Solutions can help clients apply for a tourism licence to let their apartment or even just a room. Please contact us for any enquiries.
Also, we can help you with the guidance as to how entries must be recorded for each person staying at the property.
You will need to get the codes to access the forms online where the renters’ personal data has to be detailed by law.
Data Protection and Security
There should be no concern over the personal data of the renters as it is stored by the Police securely, and is very definitely safe.
It is exactly the same as a hotel asking for names, details, passports and a signature. The landlord will never be liable for the renters’ behaviour.
The landlord is simply responsible for communicating their personal data in the 24 hours from the date of entry, and they are covered by Data Protection Law etc.
But clearly any unlawful acts carried out by the renters, the renters are liable for. There is no responsibility on the owner of the property.
This is important and we urge anyone letting their property to abide by the law. Spanish Solutions can help you and it is fairly inexpensive. Please contact Ana for assistance with this matter.