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Countryboy1 Jun 28th 2018 10:44 am

Licence to rent out property
 
Can someone tell me please how I go about checking if a particular property is licenced for rental to tourists? I'm assuming there isn't a data base accessible online to the public so would this be information be held by the local town hall and if so, would they be able to pass on this information?
Thanks.

snikpoh Jun 28th 2018 11:34 am

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Countryboy1 (Post 12523737)
Can someone tell me please how I go about checking if a particular property is licenced for rental to tourists? I'm assuming there isn't a data base accessible online to the public so would this be information be held by the local town hall and if so, would they be able to pass on this information?
Thanks.

Just ask them for their licence number - if they won't it's not licenced.

It is an offence not to display it on adverts etc.

Smithy73 Jun 28th 2018 1:23 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 
In the Valencia region it's been taking 7 months from the submission of the application to receiving the actual tourist license.

You are allowed to rent to tourists (according to my lawyer and the architect from the town hall in my area), on receipt of the completed application submission from the architect, whilst you wait for the actual license.

snikpoh Jun 28th 2018 4:12 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Smithy73 (Post 12523833)
In the Valencia region it's been taking 7 months from the submission of the application to receiving the actual tourist license.

You are allowed to rent to tourists (according to my lawyer and the architect from the town hall in my area), on receipt of the completed application submission from the architect, whilst you wait for the actual license.

How strange, here I did an online submission, they promised a response by 7th July (2 weeks). My lawyer says they MUST respond within 6 weeks but doesn't think they will be able to due to the large number of applications.

Countryboy1 Jun 28th 2018 5:40 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 
Thanks for responses. Problem is the owners don't visit, just rent out the main villa and underbuild sometimes simultaneously to separate families for approx' three quarters of the year, not just the main summer period. Obviously therefore, won't have much success asking visitors about any licence. Don't where they advertise and they don't have a property management company just a local Spanish builder and his wife who seem to look after the property.
Suppose we could wait for English visitors (mostly French) and ask how they booked, but that won't really get to the bottom of whether or not it's licenced.
Would still like to know if it's the town hall I should approach please.
Thanks again.

snikpoh Jun 28th 2018 6:14 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Countryboy1 (Post 12523996)
Thanks for responses. Problem is the owners don't visit, just rent out the main villa and underbuild sometimes simultaneously to separate families for approx' three quarters of the year, not just the main summer period. Obviously therefore, won't have much success asking visitors about any licence. Don't where they advertise and they don't have a property management company just a local Spanish builder and his wife who seem to look after the property.
Suppose we could wait for English visitors (mostly French) and ask how they booked, but that won't really get to the bottom of whether or not it's licenced.
Would still like to know if it's the town hall I should approach please.
Thanks again.

In theory, each guest must be registered with the Guardia so you could ask there.

Fred James Jun 28th 2018 8:53 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 
I would ask at the town hall.

missile Jun 28th 2018 9:31 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Countryboy1 (Post 12523996)
Thanks for responses. Problem is the owners don't visit, just rent out the main villa and underbuild sometimes simultaneously to separate families for approx' three quarters of the year, not just the main summer period. Obviously therefore, won't have much success asking visitors about any licence. Don't where they advertise and they don't have a property management company just a local Spanish builder and his wife who seem to look after the property.
Suppose we could wait for English visitors (mostly French) and ask how they booked, but that won't really get to the bottom of whether or not it's licenced.
Would still like to know if it's the town hall I should approach please.
Thanks again.

Have you checked on the likely rental sites, e.g. Airbnb, booking.com etc ?

Countryboy1 Jun 29th 2018 9:06 am

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Fred James (Post 12524090)
I would ask at the town hall.

Thanks Fred, think that's the next step.

Countryboy1 Jun 29th 2018 9:08 am

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by missile (Post 12524116)
Have you checked on the likely rental sites, e.g. Airbnb, booking.com etc ?

No, will do though. Thought these sites would just offer areas rather than specific properties, but will give it go. Thanks

Countryboy1 Jun 29th 2018 9:09 am

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by snikpoh (Post 12524020)
In theory, each guest must be registered with the Guardia so you could ask there.

Thanks, didn't know that. Can't see many doing it though.

Longlegpete Jul 1st 2018 12:46 am

Re: Licence to rent out property
 
It is issued by the town hall so they will know, it must also be displayed in the property, our's is on a Valencian Tourist board sign and is in the hall for visitors to see

Countryboy1 Jul 1st 2018 8:55 am

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Longlegpete (Post 12525214)
It is issued by the town hall so they will know, it must also be displayed in the property, our's is on a Valencian Tourist board sign and is in the hall for visitors to see

Thanks for that, appreciated.

Countryboy1 Jul 3rd 2018 12:58 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 
Update. Well, went to the town hall. Waste of time in summary Told properties for rental should have sign outside on the wall not inside They do not keep any database of licences so they were unable to check. Told I could make a report which be forwarded to Alicante for inspectors to visit, BUT this being in summer time it would be some time before this would be acted upon!
Can't believe town halls don't keep records.

snikpoh Jul 3rd 2018 2:07 pm

Re: Licence to rent out property
 

Originally Posted by Longlegpete (Post 12525214)
It is issued by the town hall so they will know, it must also be displayed in the property, our's is on a Valencian Tourist board sign and is in the hall for visitors to see

Ours was issued by the Valencian Government in Valencia even though we live an hour away.

I don't think the town hall issue them (but could be wrong) - did ours online.


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