Updated news on regulations to holiday rentals in Andalucía

As we countdown to the introduction of the decree for Viviendas de Uso Turístico in Andalucia, Spain-Holiday brings you up to date with the situation.

Due to be introduced on the 1st November 2014, we have been informed there is a possible delay to the publication of the decree from the Junta de Andalucía. We understand the decree is now scheduled for approval and publication during December, or more likely, in the first part of January 2015.


The delay in approving the decree for Viviendas de Uso Turístico may be due to the continued pressure from the hotel industry to toughen up on the regulations. In fact, there are concerns with additional stipulations that have been included in the decree; namely that a holiday rental must offer a minimum stay of five nights, a restriction that was passed recently in Madrid. And secondly, if you own or manage three properties within a specified radius (as yet to be confirmed), they must be registered instead as ‘Apartamentos Turísticos’, which would mean a completely different procedure and more rigorous criteria.

During the Spain-holiday Rental Summit at the beginning of this month, our guest speakers Apartsur confirmed they had been in talks with the Junta de Andalucía and had officially requested these, and other, excessive stipulations be eliminated. We understand the Junta is reviewing some, but not all points. Unfortunately, we won’t know if they have made amendments until the decree is published. At this point, any unreasonable requirements which remain, will be legally opposed on publication of the decree.

We can confirm a meeting will be held in Malaga by Apartsur, towards the end of November - date to be confirmed, in which Spain-holiday.com and other portals will take part in a professional round table discussion on the new regulations.  We’ll publish details on this meeting, together with any other updates, as soon as we have them.


You can view the draft decree for Viviendas de Uso Turístico in Andalucía here.


One decree delayed, but another approved and published. As the new decree regulating the operation of the Official Tourism Register of Andalucía is approved. The new decree updates the registration procedure for all types of accommodation, including the requirement for Viviendas Turísticas de Alojamiento Rural to register, which previously were only a voluntary registration. All holiday homes will be expected to register on the Official Tourism Register once regulations are introduced.