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Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community

The original law (Decree 92/2009) covering Holiday rental licences in the Valencian Community was modified in January 2015, making it now compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation, including Viviendas Turisticas, to register their property with the Registro de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas (The Register of Tourist Businesses, Establishments and Professionals).

 

Valencia is just another region to move towards legalising the holiday rental industry in Spain, with most other Spanish regions also introducing their own laws and licences.

 

Once you have your Licence number (also called inscription number), it must be stated in all property advertisements. Failure to include your licence number in the property advert could result in a fine for the owner and the advertising channel.

 

 

Who should apply?

The decree states that it is compulsory for all holiday rental properties to be registered. We recommend that you start the registration process asap, as the decree could be updated at any time.

If you manage up to five holiday rental properties, you must register each one individually.

 

If you manage more than five properties, then you must register as an ‘empresa’ (business), rather than as an individual. You must include your general licence number in all property adverts, not individual property licence numbers.

 

Important: Although Decree 92/2009 is the legal text that establishes the general regulations for holiday rentals in the Valencian Community, the Decree 75/2015 partially modified the 92/2009 Decree. One of the most important changes made is that EVERY homeowner (even if you only owns a single holiday rental) must register its property at the "Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas".

How to register your holiday rental in the Valencian Community Region

You must request the Declaración Responsable registration form, which you can get by contacting the Territorial Tourism Service or by downloading it here. After completing the form, you must submit it following one of the following two methods:

Option 1:

You can apply for the licence in any government administrative office, but it is recommended to use one of the following offices:

  • Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Alicante

C/ Churruca, 29 - 03003 Alacant/Alicante Teléfono: 012

  • Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Castellón

Avda. Hermanos Bou, 47 - 12003 Castellón de la Plana Teléfono: 012

  • Registro del Servicio Territorial de Turismo - Valencia

Pl. Alfonso el Magnánimo, 15 - 46003 Valencia Teléfono: 012

Option 2:

You can also fill out the application and take it into the post office, addressed to your closest Registro del Servicio Territorial de Servicio office. It's important to remember not to seal the envelope to allow the post office to stamp and date your application.

Registrations are accepted for apartments, studio apartments, villas, chalets, bungalows and other similar types of properties. Your rental property needs to meet the technical requirements and standards, as set out within the decree, based on its category -  Standard, Primary and Superior (see below for details of these requirements).

Once the property is registered, you must include the licence number, category type and code (based on location, see below) in all advertising and promotion of the property.

Codes for "Viviendas Turisticas” or privately owned holiday rentals in the Valencian Community depend on the province your property location:  

  • Valencia  -  VT/Licence Number/V

  • Alicante   -  VT/Licence Number/A

  • Castellon -  VT/Licence Number/CS

If your property is managed by an accredited agent, the code will differ slightly:

  • Valencia   - EGVT/Licence Number/V

  • Alicante - EGVT/Licence Number/A
  • Castellon - EGVT/Licence Number/CS

 

Property Requirements: Find out if your property belongs to the Standard, Primera or Superior category

 

Requirements

Standard

Primera

Superior

Public entrance

Lift (if the accommodation is situated on the fourth floor or higher)

Stairs

Heating and sound insulation in all areas

Parking

 

Wall power outlets in all rooms and a fuse box

Hot water

Evacuation plan displayed at the front door of the accommodation

Emergency telephone list

Information about local attractions and places of interest

Air conditioning

 

✔*

Heating

 

Swimming pool and/or first line beach

 

Security box

 

Internet access

  

Garden (can be a common garden)

  


*Bedrooms included

 Room Sizes (min. m2 space)
 

Standard

Primera

Superior

Main bedroom including wardrobe

10 m2

12 m2

14 m2

Double bedroom including wardrobe

8 m2

10 m2

12 m2

Single bedroom including wardrobe

6 m2

8 m2

9 m2

Per person sharing room i.e. per bed

3.5 m2

4.5 m2

-

Living/dining

14 m2

17 m2

20 m2

Kitchen*

5 m2

7 m2

8 m2

Bathroom**

4.5 m2

5.5 m2

5.5 m2

 

*The kitchen should be equipped with a hob with a minimum of two burners when the accommodation doesn't exceed 4 guests and a hob of three burners or more when it exceeds 4 guests.

 

**There must be at least one bathroom including a bath with shower, washbasin and toilet and/or a washroom with a shower, washbasin and toilet.


A studio apartment is defined as an accommodation consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area with separate bathroom (minimum of 24 m2 for Standard category).


Rental accommodation should be furnished and equipped appropriately, with the following:

  • Cutlery

  • Kitchenware and appliances

  • Bed linen

  • Curtains

  • Kitchen appliances

  • Fridge freezer

  • Electric grill/griddle

  • Oven/microwave

  • Extractor fan and smoke alarm

Declaring your holiday rental income

It is also obligatory to declare your holiday rental income. To find out more get in touch with your accountant, or visit the local Agencia Tributaria (Tax Office).

We have written an article on declaring the taxable earnings and IVA from your Spanish holiday rental, this gives information on what you must pay, when and how.

 

You can contact the Generalitat if you have any questions about registering your holiday rental in Valencia on +34 963 986 079

Below you will find the standard registration form (in English) for registering your home for tourist use in the Valencian Community Region.

Here you can download the official version in Spanish.

 

 

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