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Navarra Holiday Rental Law

The holiday rental industry grows day by day. Holiday rentals are becoming more common and practically all regions in Spain have specific regulations for these types of tourist accommodation.

The Autonomous Community of Navarra launched  Decree 230/2011 on 26th October 2011. This decree regulates the activity and quality standard requirements of tourist apartments and holiday rentals.

Holiday Rental or Tourist Apartment?

This decree defines a Tourist Apartment as a seasonal establishment which offers accommodation and other services such as breakfasts and cleaning, in exchange for economic compensation.

The main aspect which differentiates between Tourist Apartments and Holiday Rentals is that Tourist Apartments refers to one or more properties in a group, whereas Holiday Rentals are individual properties.

Apartments can be individual properties or a group of properties within the same building or apartment complex. In order to be considered as a block of Tourist Apartments, the complex must consist of at least 10 houses.

By contrast, Holiday Rentals are defined as houses, villas, caves or prefabricated buildings that are independent of another main building. 

Each Holiday Rental must have a minimum surface area of 90㎡ and independent access. They should also provide optimal conditions for immediate inhabitancy.

Both Tourist Apartments and Holiday Rentals are classified into four categories: luxury, first, second and third. The rating is represented by a key symbol - four, three, two and one keys respectively, displayed on the signs placed outside the property.

For a Holiday Rental or Tourist Apartment to be considered rural, it must along with other requirements, be located in areas with a population of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.

Tourist accommodation requirements - Categories

Both Tourist Apartments and Holiday Rentals have a set of specific requirements. Among others, there is a minimum size for surface area according to each category.

A common requirement for both Holiday Rentals and Tourist Apartments (and their categories) is the inclusion of such specifications in all documentation and invoicing.

Likewise, all establishments must have a distinctive a sign or plaque located next to the main entrance of the house. The specific characteristics of the plaque can be found in the following document.

Minimum surface area per accommodation category

 

Luxury

First

Second

Third

Single Room

9 ㎡

8 ㎡

7 ㎡

6 ㎡

Double Room

12 ㎡

11 ㎡

10 ㎡

10 ㎡

Double Room - Bunk Beds

-

10 ㎡

9 ㎡

8 ㎡

Triple Room

18 ㎡

16.5 ㎡

15 ㎡

15 ㎡

Quadruple Room

24 ㎡

22 ㎡

20 ㎡

20 ㎡

Living Room

4 ㎡/sleeps

3㎡/sleeps

2.5 ㎡/sleeps

2 ㎡/sleeps

Kitchen

6 ㎡

5 ㎡

5 ㎡

5 ㎡

Independent Kitchen

Si

-

-

-

Bathroom

4 ㎡

3.5 ㎡

3 ㎡

2.5 ㎡

 

You can only add a maximum of two extra beds per stay. For each extra bed added, there must be an extra 4 ㎡ of space in the living room of the property - regardless of the location of the extra beds.

 

Bedrooms

The bedrooms must be equipped with the minimum amount of beds according to the number of guests staying in the property. In addition, they should also include a bedside table, a wardrobe, a chair or armchair and two sets of bed linen and towels.

 

Luxury

First

Second

Third

Double Bed

1.5 m

1.5 m

1.35 m

1.35 m

Single Bed

1.05 m

0.9 m

0.9 m

0.9 m

Desk

Yes

-

-

-

Mirror

Yes

-

-

-

 

Living Room

The dining room should have at least one table which is big enough to accommodate the minimum number of guests staying in the property. In the event that the property has a combined kitchen and living room, a minimum of 4㎡ must be added to the total property surface area.

 

 

Kitchen

 

Luxury

First

Second

Third

Hob

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oven

Yes

-

-

-

Microwave

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fridge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Washing Machine

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crockery/Cutlery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tableware

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Iron

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Coffee Machine

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Food Mixer

Yes

Yes

-

-

Toaster

Yes

Yes

-

-

Dishwasher

Yes

-

-

-

 

Bathroom

 

Luxury

First

Second

Third

Toilet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wash Basin

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shower/Bath

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mirror

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plug Socket

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shelf or Cabinet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Yes

-

-

Cosmetic mirror

Yes

-

-

-

Welcome Products

Yes

Yes

-

-

Towel-Dryer

Yes

-

-

-

Bathroom / Sleeps

1 bathroom / 3 sleeps

1 bathroom / 4 sleeps

1 bathroom / 5 sleeps

1 bathroom / 6 sleeps

 

How do I register my holiday home?

To register your Holiday Home or Tourist Apartment with the Tourism Registry of Navarra, you must fill in the online registration or go to any General Registry office.

In addition to the application form (completed and signed by the owner), the following documentation must also be submitted as attachments:

In addition, the owner or representative must submit:

  • Homeowner Details: A copy of the NIE/NIF (of the owner and the representative if applies) along with a copy of the property deed.

  • First Occupation Licence: To verify that the property is habitable, a copy of the first occupancy licence or habitability certificate must be provided.

  • Insurance: Liability insurance with a minimum coverage of €150,000.

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