look after a number of villas on behalf of owners who want to realise
a return on their investment but want to feel confident their property
is in good hands, risk free and fully compliant with the New Touristic
offer full management contracts including the marketing and administration,
as well as client support, garden maintenance, pool maintenance
etc., or property management excluding marketing, all at realistic
prices and we would be happy to discuss these options with you,
with no obligation whatsoever.
The New Touristic
Home Laws and Generalitat Directive
you are the owner of a rental property.
Have you registered your property with the Ayuntiamiento?
Is your Managing Agent registered at the Ayuntiamiento?
Do you have a registered Maintenance Company registered at the Ayuntiamiento?
the answer to any of the above is no, then read the information
Catalunya Government, via the Generalitat issued a Touristic Home
enforcement decree in the last quarter of 2012. Most Councils are
expected to be enforcing this from the end the first quarter 2013
and all are taking registrations now and issuing certificates of
touristic Home is defined as a property (apartment or villa) that
is temporarily assigned to a third party for financial reward.
The assignment should be for the total property and not by parts
to become a Touristic Home
house needs to have a “Cédula Habitabilidad”
and the property cannot be occupied by more people than defined
in that “Cédula Habitabilidad”
The property should have sufficient furniture and prepared with
all the necessary equipment expected of rental properties.
The visitors should have a 24hr, 7 day per week, contact person
in case of any maintenance or urgency service requirement.
The owner of the Touristic Home should have in place a contracted
maintenance service from a company. (Note: Not an individual or
“Touristic Home” needs to be registered with local town
Hall (Ayuntiamiento) in the area where the house is located, before
the start of the rental activity. The registration must be made
by the owner and the management company and also confirm that the
Cedula de Habitabilidad is in place, as well a management contract.
In the case that the Marketing & Client Management of the touristic
home is assigned to a third party (Marketing Agent or Holiday Rentals
Company), additional information is required, including Marketing
Agent/Rental company details and confirmation of a formally documented
Registration may incur a cost and each Town Hall can set its own
registration fees, at the moment Calonge & St Antoni de Calonge
is Free. Plat’ja D’aro is €280 discounted to 50%
for early registrations and Sta. Christina D’aro is also Free
at this time. It is expected that St. Feliu will charge €250.
town Hall will automatically register all “Touristic Homes”
that have been declared to the Catalunya Touristic Register in the
Generalitat. A touristic tax will apply to all visitors, (including
non fee paying friends etc)., to the touristic homes. This tax is
50 cents per person, per day (Over the age of 16) and payable for
the first 7 days in any one visit, directly to the tourism authority
in the Generalitat.
owner of the “Touristic Home” or the company that manages
it, must also inform Direcció General de Policia (Police
Department) by data link, details of all visitors, to include entry/departure
dates, names, passport or National ID card numbers etc.
Failure to comply fully with this decree in any part, can result
in a €30,000 fine for the owner and management agents, or any
individuals directly involved.
note all revenues generated from property rentals in Spain are subject
to tax and must be declared to the tax authority. However “Tourisitc
Homes” are IVA exempt and most running costs surrounding the
rentals, such as house cleaning; pool maintenance; garden maintenance;
mortgage Interest; gestoria costs; emergency repairs; marketing
fees; agency & management co. fees; laundry etc., can all be
claimed to offset any tax liability. Therefore the tax implication
is likely to be very reasonable.
the allowable costs incurred can be claimed for the period when
the touristic home is available for rent and not just when it’s
you require further information or would like to explore alternative
Property Management services at realistic prices, please contact
us. Talking is Free!