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Posted November 26th, 2019 and filed under Newsletters .

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Do you own a property in Murcia which you rent out? Do you have your correct licence in place? Do you want to obtain a tourist licence in Murcia?

You are in the right place and y ou should do it now . There was a time when you could rent your Spanish property and never have to worry about any repercussions.

That ship has sailed and in 2020 having your property rental licence, (tourism licence), being legal/insured and paying the correct amount of tax is high on our clients list of important tasks.

Why do I need a Tourism Licence?

We want you to avoid a fine if you are thinking of renting your property (oralready are renting) and we can help.

The process in Murcia region right now is quick. There are bottlenecks all over the country trying to process applications (not here!) so our advice isto get the process started immediately.

We can’t say how long it will take for the process in Murcia too to become long and painfully slow . The process changed overnight in Alicante recently as an example.

Here in Spanish solutions, especially since opening our new office on the Murcia / Alicante border town of Pilar De La Horadada , we are receiving anumber of enquiries about registering a property in the Murcia Com-munity.

Why use Spanish Solutions services?

We wish to provide our clients with some information about obtain a Tourist Licence.

Some of these clients used Spanish Solutions for conveyancing , some did not as they didn’t know we existed. It is not too late to become a client however and we will help you regardless.

As Tourism Licences are a complex matter, we are setting the informationout as clearly as possible.

Please send any documents and requests to Ana to proceed.

Tourist Licence RegistrationWe require:

  • PASSPORT (copy)
  • NIE Number (copy)
  • Council tax bill (copy)
  • LIABILITY INSURANCE
  • NUMBER OF BEDROOMS AND BEDS (Maximum occupation)
  • APPLICATION FORM SIGNED (original signature is required)

Signs: Tourist Licence plate in Murcia

After you get the registration number you must install a sign close to the front door of your property.

It shows your registration number on it. We can also help to get the Tourist Licence Murcia sign.

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Tourist Guests registration in Murcia

Please remember we can of course do this for you too.

The process is that when you start renting out your apartment in Spain you must report the guests’ personal data to the Police.

You or your representatives need to go to the nearest Police station “Guardia Civil”. Here you can get access to the relevant website. You will be assigned a username and password to access online where you will fill the information.

Rental Tax in Murcia – Spain

When you rent out your property being non resident in Spain you have to pay a rental tax every quarter, in January, April, July and October. If you only rent out the property short term you will have to submit the form in the corresponding quarter.

To calculate the tax it is needed the following information:

  • Copy NIE of any of the owners
  • A copy of the rental contract (in the case it is long term rental)
  • Rental dates
  • Money receivedProperty expenses:
  • Council tax( copy of the bill)
  • Community fee
  • House insurance.

Our fees per person and for a couple are as follows:

ONE QUARTER: €100 (VAT included)

FULL YEAR: €300 (VAT included)

In case you pay for the whole year, this fee includes the non resident tax fee for the following year.

If you pay rental tax in 2019, next year 2020 when we calculate your non resident tax we will deduct the days you have rented out and calculate the non resident tax for the rest of the days.

This is all quite confusing but we can help you through the process.

We know there are people offering cheaper services. These people are not qualified to do so. We know how long the process takes, what is involved in doing it correctly and what do our clients really need.

You can of course compare our service to that of others- We encourage our clients to so. Just to reiterate- this is not easy, and you need to do it correctly. You wouldn’t go to Dentist who knows quite a bit about teeth, you ́’ll go to the guy or gal who knows it all. Think the same way with yourrental property in Spain!!

Please note this information is current at the time of posting.

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Susan Gartside

Good Morning, I have a rental company. I have had the properties inspected by the Tourist Board and all have passed. I now need to buy the plates. Can I purchase them from you please? If so, how do I proceed. Kind Regards. Susan Gartside

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Nicola Ryan

Good Morning Susan,

Thank you for your enquiry, yes of course we can help no problem. We will contact you directly to get the ball rolling.

We look forward to speaking with you. Kind regards Nicola

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Good afternoon, for non-residents, can mortgage fees be included as propertu expenses and deducted from the income received through short-term rentals?

Good Evening Maria ,

Thank you for your enquiry.

The mortgage payments would not be offset against the rental income, we are sorry.

Kind regards Nicola

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Daniel Bourne

Hi, I need to obtain a Tourist Licence. & then submit the quarterly tax returns. Can you assist & what is the cost please

Good Evening Daniel,

Spanish Solutions can help you with the tourist licence and rental tax return for sure. Please see a link below, to our blog discussing the rental tax return:

https://www.spanishsolutions.net/blog/property-in-spain/tax-on-rental-income-in-spain-2/

We will contact you directly, to discuss this and the tourist licence. When we know the exact location of your property we can confirm the correct process.

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I have let my property with an agent last year.but decided yo let ourselves.He said he would change to our name for €250 euros.Is this expensive or should I get a new one from you.

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Hello John,

Good to hear from you. Renting your property yourself in Spain, privately, is a terrible idea. Do you live here in Spain? Do you have someone who can inspect the property? What about the contract- Has a law office drawn it up? Do you have a deposit? Are you insured? where are you getting tenants? Is the inventory signed by both parties? Are the licences in place? Are you declaring your tax in spain? There are so many things that can go wrong when you rent at all, however renting privately unless you have a really good fiscal/legal team advising you in not a good idea at all.

I’d say 90% of private deals fall apart when there is not a formal agreement in place with someone here on the ground in Spain who knows how to enforce it. 250 euro for a property management company, if they are legal, you’ve seen references and they know what they are doing is very reasonable. I would be concerned why they are only charging 250 euro though? Do they know the answers to the questions above? You need to be careful. Do you want a few recommendations to rental and property management firms we work with?

kind regards,

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janet casserley

I have a property in pilar de horardada (new build) and have been trying for 18 months to obtain tourist licence are they being issued and can you help?

Hello Janet,

We really dislike saying no but currently, we cannot get you a tourist licence in Pilar de la Horadada. We have friends in the town hall and they can’t even help. Our architect, Antonio is from Pilar de La Horadada and he assured me today that as soon as the rules change he will get cracking on it. The town hall is pretty open to ideas to improve the town and I spoke to the mayor directly a few months back- they need tourists and I think they understand their importance to the local economy. Fingers crossed we don’t have much longer to wait.

Best wishes,

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Denise Higgins

I would like to know how to obtain a holiday let licence.

I have sent you an e mail with our details for you to contact us and we will talk you through the process.

Kind Regards

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Loraine Marshall

I’m resident here in Cartagena I am looking at applying to start a business offering an exclusive retreat for women. B & B style accommodation with activities. What type of licence would I need? Would I need any other licence for live music evenings? What about hygiene certificates when serving breakfasts? What about paying taxes as a resident business owner? Is this something you can help with?

Yes we can assist Ana will mail you directly with the answers.

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Hi is there any changes for getting a tourist license in pilar Horadada TIA.

Can you explain what you mean by changes? Please contact if you wish us to assist you with obtaining the licence.

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Helen Margaret Llewellyn

I’m a resident in Spain, I live in Almeria province but am interested in having a rental property (short term holiday rentals) in Caravaca de La Cruz.

What will the cost be to get the licence, is the tax just income tax? Are there any requirements for properties?

One of the team will be in touch with you direct to answer your questions.

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Garry Baker

Good Morning we have property and land in Jumilla . We are looking to start a Yurt/ camping site . Will i need a tourist licence.

It is not a tourist licence it would be starting a company. In the first instance before you engage a fiscal advisor you should go to your local Town Hall and check if this land would be approved for a camp site.

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I have an apartment on Hacienda Riquelme, Sucina, Murcia 30590. We are considering renting it but not sure. Can we get a tourist license in case we decide to rent without doing anything else at this stage? How much would this cost?

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Tracie Miles

Good afternoon Shaneen Can you please provide us with the Catastral Reference of the property and we can then provide you with a quotation. Thank you. Kind regards Tracie

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Simon Kruyswijk

I have a property in Lo Pagan that I wish to start renting towards the back end of this year. I need to replace some windows and install sir conditioning. Can I start the license process now or do I need to wait until it is ready for inspection / renting?

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You could submit the application then push the appointment back if work not finished. Please contact us if you wish us to assist with your application.

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Hi, I own and live in my property in the outskirts of Cartagena. My property includes a one bedroom annex that I would like to rent out for short term holidays. Can you help me get the necessary paperwork in place? Thanks

Good Morning Louise,

Thank you for your reply, we can help you with the tourist licence for Murcia, for sure.

We will contact you directly to get the ball rolling. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Thomas Linder

Is the city of Cartagena still giving out tourist licenses for airbnb-style short term rentals? I’m thinking of buying a place but I’d like to know it’s possible to rent it out when I’m not there. It’s an apartment on the first floor in the center of the city.

Afternoon Thomas,

If you are purchasing a property specifically for rental purposes, we would definitely recommend that the tourist licence is possible before paying any deposit or signing any purchase contract.

We would be delighted to help you with this and also the conveyancing if needed. We will contact you directly to discuss this matter further.

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Robbie Burns

Hi, my partner and I are in the process of completing the purchase of an apartment on La Torre Golf, Roldan, Murcia. We would like to rent it out on short term deals. Would you be able to assist with obtaining the tourist licence and quarterly tax declarations? Many thanks

Thank you for your enquiry Robbie,

Congratulations on your property purchase.

We have received your enquiry via email also and have replied directly to you today.

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Maxine Milton

I need assistance with a tourist licence for my property in Los Nietos. Can you help. Many thanks Maxine

Thank you for your enquiry Maxine,

We received your enquiry via email also and have replied vis this channel.

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Harry Smith

Hi, We have recently purchased an apartment in Los Alcazares which already has a tourist licence in place but in the names of the vendors. What is necessary to transfer this licence to my name in order that we can rent it, we have already had several enquiries? The property has already been inspected and passed for the previous owners and has the tourist licence plaque in place. I will be in Spain from the 19th until the 29th and would really like to get this sorted then if at all possible.

Thank you for your enquiry Harry,

The property can be rented out while the name change is taking place as the licence is for the property itself. We will contact you directly to discuss the requirements for this.

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Hi, I am considering renting my house out in Torre de la Horadada. I understand there have been issues getting tourist licences from the Town hall. Is this still an issue?

Thank you for your enquiry Steve,

As far as we know the town hall in Torre de la Horadada are now issuing the compatability report, which is the first part of the tourist licence and you can now obtain the tourist licence. Should you need any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Jozsef Szarkandi

I am interested in buying an apartment that is in Las Lomas Villas, La Manga CLub, tourist apartments. The will have a new management company managing the entire community and I am worried that the can request the apartments to be submitted 10 months for them to rent out. We would like to use the apartment for vacations for 3-4 months a year.

Can a management company have such a demand?

Another question is: Is it a requirement to have fire blankets and smoke detectors in touristic apartments or only an extinguisher.

Good Morning Jozsef,

Thank you for your enquiry, exciting times ahead for you.

You may be able to opt out of using the management company and appoint your own, it would be best to check this before signing any contracts or paying any deposit. If you agree to the terms and conditions set out by the management company and sign the contract you will be tied to their requirements on how many months the property can be rented out for.

In regards to the tourist licence, only a fire extinguisher is required for the purpose of the tourist licence application. We can help you with the tourist licence if needed.

Should you need any assistance with the legal work, checking the purchase contracts are in your favour, or even looking for a more suitable property, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to help you.

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Hi there. I have a 3 bed property in La Manga Club and need to understand what the potential fine would be if I were to rent my property and did not have a Tourist Certificate. Please could you let me know. Thanks.

Thank you for your enquiry Ian,

The fines can be up to 10.000€, each situation would be reviewed on its own merit.

Hi there – here is my second question. If I live in the UK and am a UK citizen and own a property in Spain which I rent out, what expenses can be set against rental income? I am thinking that when a renter is renting the villa, the following would be deductible for the number of days the property is rented: Electricity used, Bed linen supply and cleaning, General Cleaning, prorata Insurance, community and maintenance fees and any other associated costs ie maintenance to ensure villa is fully operational for the use of a renter or repairs. Please let me know. Thanks.

Since the UK have left the EU, UK tax residents can not deduct anything from their Spanish rental income and to make matters worse the tax is now 24%. We hope this information helps your make your decision.

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I need as­sist­ance with a tour­ist li­cence for my prop­erty in Las terrasas de la torre. Can you help? Thanks

Thank you for your enquiry Delilah,

We would be delighted to help you with your tourist licence, we will contact you directly to discuss this matter further.

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We have a small studio apartment in Santiago de la Ribera, it consists of a room and bathroom with a kitchenette, total space about 18sqm. However it has communal use of the roof and launderette on the roof . Is it possible to get a tourist license for our studio?

Thank you for your enquiry Dany,

The requirements for the Murcia tourist licence are:

– It has to have a living-dining room, kitchen and at least one bathroom

– The single bedrooms have to measure a minimum of 6 sqm.

– The double bedrooms have to measure a minimum of 8 sqm.

– The number of convertible beds cannot exceed a 50% of the number of normal beds.

– House insurance with public liability for a minimum of 300000€ coverage (We can arrange a quote for liability insurance, should you wish)

– Fire extinguisher

– First Aids box

If your property meets the above requirements, there is no reason why the tourist licence can not be obtained. Should you need any assistance with this please do not hesitate to contact us.

I am thinking of renting my property in Lo Pagan in the future. Can I obtain a licence now? However, I do not want to do this if this will cause mandatory tax returns as I will not be renting for a year or 2. I am non resident.

Morning Simon,

Yes, you can apply for the tourist licence just now and rent the property out when you decide to. The rental tax would be declared when you have rentals and are receiving money. We will contact you directly to discuss this matter further.

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Dianna Brennan

I recently purchased a 3 bedroom apartment in Cala Flores. I obtained a tourist license but have not rented it out yet. I live in California full time and would like to rent it out 10 months per year. First rental will be in July, but I am totally confused with taxes in Spain. Are you able to assist? Rental taxes, purchase of home taxes, etc

Good afternoon Dianna, thak you for contacting us. We can help you with your taxes for sure, so I will ask my colleague Ana to contact you direct regarding this.

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Hi, Would you please contact me with a price forb2 tourist licences and the yearly tax returns?

Yes, of course Steve,

We will contact you directly as we need to know where your property is located.

In regards to the rental tax, please see a link to our blog discussing this below:

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Irene johnson

We have lIved on Spain for more than 10 years and have been residents long before Brexit. I am a fiscal resident too. We are now of an age where the summers are too much for me. My daughter has purchased a caravan that we will use for 3 months each summer. We are considering letting friends and family use our home in Spain during that 4 months. We would only ask them to pay the electricity bills for Thier stay would we need a licence or have to declare this arrangement to anyone??

Morning Irene,

If you are receiving a rental income, you will need a tourist licence and pay tax on the income. We can help you with the tourist licence and tax return, if needed. We hope this helps.

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Is there any way to register guests into a holiday rental remotely? Property is in Santa Rosalia

Thank you for your enquiry Stephen.

In the Valencian Community, you register the guests staying at the property online with the Guardia Civil. You need to register with the Guardia Civil to get the login details. We are unsure if this would be the same method in the Malaga province. A local gestor or solicitor may be able to confirm or you could contact your local Guardia Civil. We hope this helps.

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Holiday Letting Murcia – How to Register Your Property

LINK to Tourism Law Autonomous Region of Murcia.

Rural properties that are offered to holiday makers are divided in two categories: Casas Rurales and Hospederías Rurales .

You will need to register your property by filing a ´declaración responsable´ and apply for a classification of your property. Look under ´documentación´ for additional documents to present. Licence of First Occupation (LFO) is one of them.

More info HERE . You need to print the declaration, fill it out and present it in person at one of the offices with access to the Registro de Empresas y Actividades Turisticas. At the end of the webpage linked to above, under ´Donde y cómo tramitar´ you´ll find a link to the pdf form and below that, under ´lugares presentación´ a link with listing of offices.

Another category of properties is ´ Viviendas Vacacionales ´. Info on how to register HERE . Look under ´documentación´ for additional documents to present.

Apartamentos Turisticos is a third category. Info on how to register HERE .

A ´responsibilidad civil´ insurance is obligatory for all tourism activities in the Murcia Region.

I have not been able to locate a specific list of requirements for each category of tourist lodgings, like there is for Andalucia for example, so I strongly advise to visit one of the regional offices mentioned above to ask them for advice on how your category would be classified, and enquire about any additional paperwork you would need to submit, and any obligatory features in/on the property with regards to temperature control, safety, disability access etc.

Also, all those involved in holiday letting are called ´empresas´ in the Murcia Tourism law and that makes it a bit hard to distinguish in what cases you would be required to register as Autonomo/self employed (issue invoices with IVA, file IVA tax returns etc.) and in what cases you would be only be required to include the rental income in your RENTA declaration (if resident) or quarterly filing of Modelo 210 (if non-resident). So I would highly recommend visiting a gestor with experience in this matter as well, before engaging in any of the activities that are covered by Murcia Tourist Law. And visit your Town Hall to enquire about the necessity of an opening licence.

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EXPLAINED – Spain’s Touristic Licence

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25 January 2023 | Tags: holiday home , Moving to Spain , property , Rentals , Rents

We explore Spain’s touristic Licence and the different requirements by some of Spain’s automonos regions – who needs it, what is payable and how you apply.

If you wish to learn in more detail about the legal advice we can offer you, please book a consultation today .

What is a touristic license?

The touristic rental is a license that will allow you to rent out your property as a tourist accommodation.

There is no fixed term for a rental to be considered as touristic, but the important feature is its purpose. When it’s rented for tourist, holiday or leisure purposes, a touristic license will be required. Likewise, if it is advertised through a tourism marketing channel, or offered by companies that manage touristic accommodations, a license will also be needed.

When is the touristic license needed?

If the property is rented out to someone who will use your property as their main residence, even if it is for a short period, this license is not needed.

Each region has its own rules and a central Registry of tourist homes and by obtaining the touristic license, your property will be included in such Registry, which can be publicly accessed by anyone.

Which are the requirements / documents needed?

Regardless of where the property is located, in general each property to be rented should have the following:

  • All bedrooms and living room must have direct ventilation to the exterior and have some form of system to darken the windows (blinds/shutters);
  • Be sufficiently furnished and equipped for immediate use by the number of places to be rented;
  • First-aid kit
  • A complaints book

Requirements in different parts of Spain

Some special requirements are compulsory depending on where your property is located. For example in Andalucia , a License of first occupation is mandatory. Depending on the age of your property, you may have not have it. In some cases we can obtain an alternative document that will allow registration with the Tourism board. However this has to be analysed case by case.

In Valencian region, prior to registration with the Tourism registry, it is necessary to obtain an urbanistic certificate from the Town hall confirming the property is suitable to be used for touristic rentals. Town Halls charge a fee of approx. 70-90 euros for issuing the certificate and it can take up to 2 months to be issued. It is important to note that in Comunidad Valenciana you must rent the property fully, not by rooms .

Also, it is compulsory to put a sign outside the property that confirm the property is registered with the Tourism registry, same as in the region of Murcia .

In the Canaries a property can only be rented out for touristic purposes if it has a touristic licence and the complex and rentals are managed by an exploitation company.

In the Balearic Islands you need to purchase the license known as “beds”, for the number of guests you intend to have at the property and you cannot have more than 3 houses in a holiday rental as an individual. Some areas in the Balearic Islands could be currently restricted to a maximum of X days/year of holiday rental therefore it is important to check prior to your purchase if your plan is to use the property for holiday rentals.

Are there any fees?

This depends on the region. In Comunidad Valenciana and Andalucia there is no charge for obtaining this license, whilst in Murcia the first one can be obtained for free, but the second one will be paid according to the numbers of places that are available in the accommodation.

This fee would range from 17 € approximately for 2 places to 86 € for more than 8 places.

How long does the process take?

In Andalucia we can help you submitting your application online. In general we will obtain the identification code that must be included in all online advertisement automatically. However, if the property is rustic then it can take a few months until we receive the final registration code.

In Comunidad Valenciana , as we need to obtain the aforementioned urbanistic certificate from the Town Hall beforehand, the process could take a little longer as we would need to receive it before applying for the license itself. Normally, this certificate is received within 2 months.

When can I rent out my property?

You can start renting the property since the moment your application is submitted to the Tourism authorities.

In Andalucia and Murcia typically we will obtain the registration code at the same moment that your application is submitted.

In the Valencian area it typically can take 8 to 12 weeks for the final registration code to arrive, but as said you can start renting the property from the moment your application is submitted to the Tourism authorities.

What are the duties of the Landlord?

Once you start renting it out, you will need to have an accessible complaint’s form, as mentioned before, and also a visible sign outside the property to identify the property as touristic accommodation, if this is located in Murcia and Comunidad Valenciana. This, however, is not required in Andalucia.

Regardless of the region, every landlord must report the identity of the tenants to the Police or Guardia Civil every time a new rental starts, by providing their identification documents.

Finally, in Comunidad Valenciana you must also have a civil liability insurance to cover any potential damages caused during the rental, which can be arranged with any insurance company. Generally, insurance against claims is strongly advisable.

What if there is a change of ownership or I want to deregister my property?

Any alteration has to be informed to the corresponding Registry, so that the information of the touristic accommodation can be updated, or even removed from it, if you don’t wish to continue with the touristic rentals.

Do I have to pay tax on the income I generate?

You are obliged to present quarterly tax returns on income generated and costs incurred in maintaining and handling the rentals. These costs can be deducted, if you are renting the property and you are a tax resident of the EU. If you are using it as a holiday home for you and for your friends the costs are not deductible.

An example of some deductible costs: the community fee, the IBI (Town Hall rates), the mortgage cost that you may be paying if you have a mortgage loan and management company fees if you have a management company dealing with it and any accountancy fees incurred.

Just bear in mind that these costs are deductible only if you are resident in the European union. Moreover, if you generate rental income in Spain then you have got to pay tax in Spain on that income and then you also may have to declare that income in your home country and pay any additional tax there.

For help obtaining a Touristic Licence, payment of tax or with any matters relating to property rental, do contact us . We are here to help.

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How to get a Spanish tourist license for a vacation home on Airbnb?

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Are you looking to rent out your vacation home on Airbnb and wondering what the requirements are for obtaining a Spanish tourist license? This guide covers all the requirements that vary by Spanish region.

To apply for the tourist license, you will need to submit a form with your information and the property’s information. You must also provide a map of the exact location, as well as other documents like photographs and descriptions.

After you have submitted the required documentation, the local government will issue a tourist license number (usually for autonomous communities), which you must always show when renting out your home. This is an essential step for any property that wants to be rented as a vacation rental and must be obtained before it can be advertised or booked.

What happens if I rent out without a tourist license?

Failure to comply with this requirement may lead to administrative sanctions or even criminal liability. Therefore, it is important that you thoroughly review the regulations of each Community, which we will do in this article, where you will be able to solve many of your doubts.

In general, in Spain there are different types of housing for tourist use. Although these may vary depending on the Autonomous Communities (for example, “Masía” in Catalonia or “Caserio” in the Basque Country) there are usually two types of housing:

  • Rural houses: Independent housing consisting of one or more bedrooms, and at least one kitchen and one bathroom
  • Rural apartments: Unlike rural houses, these do not have to be independent. It can be a bedroom with a bathroom, for example. This type of accommodation is not always accepted when granting a tourist license in all Communities, as we will see later.

There are also other terms to refer to tourist homes and “holiday homes” (“casas de vacaciones”) such as mixed tourist developments, tourist accommodation, youth hostels, holiday homes, seasonal apartments, etc.

What requirements must be met to obtain a tourist home?

Depending on the Spanish autonomous community (comunidad autónoma), there may be different requirements to obtain tourist properties. Normally, the owner must provide proof of ownership (for example, a deed), a valid tax identification number and an energy efficiency certificate.

Also, you may have to apply for a rental license from the town hall in order to legally advertise your property and rent it out.

Tourist license by autonomous community

  • Baleares, Islas
  • Canarias, Islas
  • Castilla La Mancha
  • Castilla y León
  • Comunidad Valenciana
  • Extremadura

Tourist housing license in Andalusia

If you want to have a tourist home in Andalusia you must meet the following main requirements:

  • Present a responsible declaration of your tourist home.
  • Obtain a tourist housing license from the municipal government.
  • Register in the Andalusian public tourism registry.
  • Have your property certified by an accredited energy efficiency evaluator.
  • Have valid civil liability insurance that covers damages that may be caused to third parties during the use of your rental.

If you want to see the complete requirements, click here .

Tourist housing license in Aragon

If you want to have a tourist home in Aragon, you must meet the requirements below. The requirements are a little different from those of other autonomous communities.

  • Responsible declaration of housing for tourist use.
  • Obtain the corresponding license from the Provincial Council (Diputación Provincial).
  • Check with your town hall and meet the requirements you may have for tourist homes.

Tourist housing license in Asturias

To list your vacation rental property in Asturias, you must meet specific regulations and obtain the corresponding license. The primary requirements are as follows:

  • Standard Responsible Declaration (Declaración Responsable).
  • List of rooms, detailing the surface, squares and services they are equipped with.
  • Plans of interior distribution of the plant in which the destination and surface of each dependency will be indicated.
  • Copy of the title that certifies that the house is available.
  • Accreditation of compliance with municipal regulations: Municipal opening license, Taking due to the activity [Toma en razón de la actividad], Certificate of Conformity or Resolution [Acta de Conformidad o Resolución] as determined by municipal regulations, in the name of the natural or legal person declaring the activity.

Tourist housing license in the Balearic Islands

If you are hoping to get a tourist license for the Balearic Islands, keep in mind that on February 14, 2022, the Habtur law came into force. This moratorium will last for four years, and no new tourist licenses will be granted during this time.

The changes proposed by the government will have a significant impact on vacation rental businesses, despite the denial of any negative consequences.

If you want more information, click here .

Tourist housing license in the Canary Islands

Decree 113/2015, the law that regulates vacation rentals in the Canary Islands, requires the owner of the house to obtain a tourist license in order to ensure that their activity is legal and authorized.

However, a peculiarity of the Canary Islands is that the rules differ slightly according to each local government. In general, you need the following to obtain a tourist license:

  • Responsible declaration of your tourist home (the models vary depending on the island).
  • Declaration of occupation of property or facilities in accordance with article 166-bis of the Territorial Planning Text of the Canary Islands [Texto de Ordenación del Territorio de Canarias].
  • Copy of the title that certifies possession.
  • Energy Efficiency Certificate.
  • Liability insurance.

If you want to start the process, click here .

Tourist housing license in Cantabria

Cantabria’s tourist home regulations are described in decree 225/2019. The following new features have been introduced:

  • It cannot be a Protected Home [Vivienda Protegida].
  • You must have a telephone number for immediate connection.
  • It must have a certificate of occupancy.
  • As a Cantabrian particularity, a fire extinguisher must be available for each floor of the tourist accommodation.
  • Notify the concierge that the tourist housing activity is beginning.

If you want to start the process on the official website of the Cantabrian government, click here .

Tourist housing license in Castilla La Mancha

To be able to both get a tourist license and rent your home for tourist purposes in Castilla La Mancha, your home must abide by the minimum requirements set in Decree 36/2018.

This Decree was put into place on May 29th and it establishes how tourist apartments and houses will be managed in Castilla-La Mancha. These requirements are:

  • Valid rental license number.
  • Responsible declaration in standardized model.
  • Copy of the Title that proves the possession or use of the property.
  • Certificate or Document of a Technical Professional that certifies that it complies with the legal requirements and guarantees its good state of conservation and maintenance.

If you want to consult in more depth the official document by which the apartments and tourist homes of Castilla La Mancha are ordered and regulated, click here .

Tourist housing license in Castilla y León

If you want to rent your property or the one you manage on a vacation, you have to know that in Castilla y León there are also a series of particular requirements to obtain a tourist license. However, most of these meet common criteria such as:

  • Responsible declaration of houses for tourist use in standard model.
  • Communication regarding modifications and cessation of activity.
  • Present the data incorporation model.
  • Copy of the title that proves the possession or use of the property.
  • Certificate or Document of a Technical Professional that certifies that it meets the legal requirements and guarantees its good state of conservation and maintenance.

If you want to access the process or find out about the requirements, click here .

Tourist housing license in Catalonia

To obtain a tourist license in Catalonia, you must follow these steps:

  • Submit a responsible statement in a standardized model.
  • That your home is approved in the VUT registry (Homes for tourist use).
  • That you have an opening license, which will be granted by the municipal government after verifying that all the requirements are met. In Catalonia, the municipalities have their own regulations.

If you want to rent your Barcelona property for vacation use, you will first have to check the requirements of PEUAT. PEUAT is the law that governs tourist licenses in Barcelona. In fact, there are areas of town where granting licenses is not allowed at all anymore.

If you want to find more official information, click here .

Tourist housing license in the Valencian Community

Decree 10/21, from the year 2021, regulates holiday homes in the Valencian Community and imposes a series of requirements to obtain a tourist license. This decree also makes changes regarding its predecessor:

  • All regulations are unified.
  • Now you have to have insurance according to maximum admissible places.
  • In addition, it is no longer allowed to grant tourist licenses to accommodations that only rent rooms.
  • All communications will be online.

Tourist housing license in Extremadura

The law in Extremadura that controls the tourist licenses is called Regulation 2/2011 . This was last changed in 2018. The Tourist Regulations have many categories of accommodation which you can look at here .

  • In general, if you want to obtain a tourist license in Extremadura you must meet the following requirements to obtain said license:
  • You will have to choose the form of accommodation that best suits your property in Extremadura, as there is a difference between the types available.
  • You must register the property in the LAU.
  • You must present documents such as the deed of the house, responsible declaration, long-term lease contract, NIF/DNI of the applicant.
  • In addition, you must show a plate at the entrance of your holiday home.
  • As in other communities, you must also have civil liability insurance.

Tourist housing license in Galicia

In Galicia, if you want to obtain a tourist license for your holiday apartment, you must apply for it using procedures TU986D and TU984F .

What sets Galicia community apart is that it regularly grants licenses to those who wish to become tourism professionals. In Galicia, the decree regulating the granting of tourist licenses is 12/2017 .

Some of the requirements to register your home in Galicia as holiday accommodation are the following:

  • You must have an adequate heating system, especially in winter.
  • This rental property must be rented per unit, and it cannot be divided into rooms. It must also have an independent entrance.
  • You must prove the certificate of occupancy, as well as the deed or lease document.
  • It must be properly furnished and equipped for the enjoyment and comfort of guests.
  • Regular documentation must be presented (responsible statement, NIF of the owner and/or manager, of the legal entity of the company, etc.).

Tourist housing license in La Rioja

To get a tourist housing license in La Rioja, you need to meet the same standards as the rest of Spain. This includes agreeing to a responsibility declaration for all tourist homes, being open about any changes or stopping of activity, presenting data incorporation forms and having a title copy that proves you own or can use the home.

The Decree that regulates the management of tourist homes in La Rioja is dated 10/2017 . Here you can request the start of the process.

Tourist housing license in the Community of Madrid

To obtain the tourist license in the Community of Madrid you must present the following documents:

  • Form duly completed (below we indicate the link so you can make the request).
  • NIF/DNI of the applicant.
  • Deed of incorporation of the company, if necessary.
  • A document that proves that the property for which the tourist license is requested is managed or owned (deed, lease or assignment contract).
  • DNI or Passport of the administrator of the company.

Request the start of the tourist license process here .

Tourist housing license in Navarra

The decree that regulates tourist apartments in the Foral Community of Navarra, as well as the applications, is 230/2011. This decree specifies a series of conditions for the granting of tourist licences:

  • A unique difference in Navarra is that there are two types of tourist housing: “apartments” and “tourist flats”.
  • The tourist flats will be classified into several categories, according to their quality and services.
  • You must register said home in the Tourism Registry of the Foral Community of Navarra.
  • It is not allowed to rent your home only for a short period of time (for example, San Fermines) without complying with the regular regulations.
  • In addition to the standard documents (ID, responsible statement, lease, property deed…), you must also submit a civil liability insurance contract.

If you want to start the process to obtain a tourist license in Navarra, click here .

Tourist housing license in the Region of Murcia

The regulation that controls tourist housing licenses in the Region of Murcia is 256/2019. This Decree includes several additions concerning the former Tourism Law:

  • You must present a Responsible Declaration to obtain your tourist license.
  • The Murcia region has a tourist registration process that is unique in that all homes up for registration must be submitted in Excel format. The cadastral reference must also be included.
  • Regular documentation: civil liability insurance, lease or property deed, DNI/NIF of the applicant.
  • Documentation referring to the legal personality of the owner or of the Company, if it has been established.

To start the process of your tourist license, click here .

Tourist housing license in the Basque Country

Decree 101/2018 regulates the obtaining of tourist licenses in the Basque Country. What makes this decree different from others is that you must have civil liability insurance, in addition to the standard required documents.

It’s important to keep in mind that, similar to Catalonia, town halls can also pass legislation at the municipal level. Some town halls, Bilbao for example, have specific requirements for obtaining a tourist license.

Consequently, a set of documents is required:

  • Responsible declaration of the beginning of the tourist activity.
  • Registration in the register of companies and tourist activities of Euskadi.
  • Municipal tax paid.
  • DNI/NIF of the applicant.

If you want to consult information officially, click here .

In order to understand what you need to do, search for the requirements of the Spanish autonomous community that is applicable to you. However, once you do, you can apply for your tourist license number which is necessary to rent out a vacation rental apartment in Spain.

Just because you don’t know the law, doesn’t mean you’re exempt from following it. For this reason, it is recommended that if you have any questions regarding obtaining a tourist license, you consult professional experts in the field. This way you will ensure that you are on the right track and that you have all the documentation in order.

Your.Rentals is a property management system with deep roots in Spain. We have a native Spanish team and other co-official languages in Spain that will allow us to help you in the cumbersome process of obtaining a tourist license as well as provide you with certain information.

Furthermore, the Spanish Your.Rentals team will help you post your listings on numerous platforms for more significant exposure and bookings.

Every day we help thousands of vacation rental owners and managers in Spain to increase their reservations and business management, model.

Even though we have a native and experienced team in Spain, this guide does not exempt you from consulting with a professional who has the legal knowledge and can help you obtain the tourist license.

We hope that reading our article has resolved many of the questions you had.

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Tourist Licence in Spain

We want to help you to understand what is the tourist rental licence , w hy do you need one, how to get the Tourist Licence in Spain, and explain the  tax on rental income involved.

Tourist Licence Plaque Valencia Comunity

If y you want to rent out short term your property in the Valencia Comunity, Murcia o almost all Spains, you will need to get a rental tourist licence. 

In Advisors Costa Blanca, we will help you to get your Tourist licence in Spain and explain to you the  tax payable on rental income in Spain.

What is a Tourist Licence in Spain?

The definition of Tourist Rental Licence can vary from region to region.

In the Valencia and Murcia community , the tourist licence is an Authorization from the central tourist office that allows you to rent short terms your holiday property.

There are different types of tourist licence , please contact us to see in detail how the new law applies to your specific property.

Do I need a Licence to Rent out My Property?

The last modification of the holiday rental licence law in 2018 in the Valencia Community, makes compulsory for all types of tourist accommodation have a Spanish tourist licence . If you want to rent short terms your holiday property, you must register it in the register of tourist accommodation.

Once you get the Licence number and you start renting out your property, you must pay tax on rental income in Spain . There are different rates and ways to pay it, depending on if you are a Spanish Resident or non-resident.

Rental income tax Spain

If you are non-resident in Spain and you start renting out your property, you must pay a rental tax every quarter.

You only have to submit the rental tax form in the quarter that you have rented your property. This tax will be deducted, the following year in your non-resident tax declaration.

If you have any problem or confusion you can contact us, and we can help you.

How long does a Tourist Licence in Spain last?

The tourist licence number  is valid forever. The owner of the licence is the house, so if you buy a Spanish property with a licence you can change the name on the licence.

This step is easier and faster than applying for a new licence.

How do I get a tourist license in Spain?

It is not easy to get a tourist licence number if you have never done one before. We know that the  Spanish bureaucracy can be a nightmare.

If you don’t know the language, don’t have time, don’t feel confident enough about applying fo the licence on your own, We can help you to obtain it on your behalf. Start the process now and avoid fines and rent your property 100% legal.

How long does it take to receive a tourist license and what is the price?

The length of time and cost of the licence will de­pend on which area of Spain you are applying in and also which doc­u­ments you have ready.

Every town hall has different requirements, prices and time. You can con­tact us dir­ectly to dis­cuss this mat­ter fur­ther.

Process and requirements for a holiday licence.

If you have a property and you want to rent out short term we can help you to get it without problems.  In some areas the process can take a long time, in other town halls, you can have it in 2 months . We will advise you all the documents needed, the time to get the tourist licence and the cost.

To obtain the licence we will follow the next steps:

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

Advise what documents are needed and check out them for you.

APPLY: TOURIST LICECNCE NUMBER

Once we receive the authorization, we will apply in the tourist office for the Licence Number. 

COMPLETE THE LICENCE APPLICATION FORM

We will send you a template with all the information about your house that is required.

TOURIST LICENCE SIGN

After you get the registration number you must install a plaque close to the front door of your property. It shows your licence number on it.

APPLY: COMPATIBILITY REPORT

This step is the most important, this document is an authorization from the town hall. It gives you permission to rent out short terms.

ACCES CODES

When you start renting out you must report the guests’ personal data to the Police. They need to be applied at the corresponding Police Station.

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The rules for getting a tourist licence

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The Rules for Getting a Tourist Licence

If you're looking to rent out your property to tourists in spain on a site such as airbnb, it's important to know all the rules and regulations. find out all the requirements you'll need to get a tourist licence in each region in spain..

Many people looking to buy in Spain may want to buy a Spanish property as an investment and rent it out on Airbnb or similar. Or perhaps they want to use it as a holiday home and then rent it out to tourists during the rest of the year.

If this is your plan, you need to be aware that in most cases you will need a tourist licence in order to legally rent your property out short term.

As with many rules and regulations in Spain, it will depend on where in Spain your property is located. Each of Spain’s 17 regions has its own slightly different rules when it comes to renting out to tourists. Sometimes it will even depend on what city or town you live in as these rules can also differ from the wider regional laws. This is usually the case for big cities that are popular with tourists such as Barcelona, San Sebastian and Valencia.

In order to obtain a tourist licence, in most instances you will need to go to your local town hall or ayuntamiento to find out your local regulations and fill out the necessary paper work. Be aware, however that getting a tourist licence for all locations may not be possible. For example, the city of Barcelona no longer issues any tourist licences, so the only way to be able to rent out in the city is to buy a property that already has a licence.

Here are the requisites that the regions of Valencia and Murcia and what they require in order for you to be able to get a licence, if it’s legally available.

Decree No. 256/2019 which regulates homes for tourist use in the region of Murcia has the following rules: 

  • Individual rooms may be rented out, as long as the owner resides and is registered in the house.
  • It must be rented out temporarily, although the maximum period is not determined.
  • It must have hot and cold water.
  • It must have a fire extinguisher.
  • A statement of responsibility is required.

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Law 15/2018 of the Generalitat of Valencia, on tourism, leisure and hospitality states:

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  • Tourist properties require a favourable report of urban compatibility issued by the town hall of the municipality they’re located in.
  • Properties must be rented out temporarily, although the maximum period is not determined.
  • The entire house will have to be rented.

You need to register any tourist accommodation in Valencia with Valencia’s Tourism Register by submitting a formal notice to the Territorial Tourism Service of the province where your apartment is located and state your intention to use the property for tourist accommodation. You can find out more about Valencia’s tourism accommodation laws  here . 

Once you have been granted your licence you must display your registration number on your Airbnb listing.

In June 2018 the Municipality of Valencia issued various limitations for tourist apartments in the city. These are: 

  • The tourist accommodation must be located on the ground floor or the first floor.
  • The apartment must not be located above or on the same landing as another private residential dwelling.
  • The building must not have more than 50 percent of tourist accommodation.
  • In the Ciutat Vella, you can only rent your apartment out to tourists for a maximum of 60 days.

In January 2019 a municipal decree for Valencia city was introduced which requires you to renew your tourist licence every five years.

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A chain of mountains surrounds the plain which Murcia sits upon, a city of Arab origin whose existence is closely linked to the fertile lands around the river Segura. From among its streets of guilds emerges the tower of the Cathedral, one of the symbols of the city.

Although the region of Murcia has been inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the city of Murcia was not founded until 831, when the Emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II commissioned a walled city on the banks of the river Segura, to be the provincial capital under the Caliphate.

It was then that the Moorish region of Mursiya started to gain importance, until it became part of the Kingdom of Castile in the 13th century. Today, many places in the city still evoke its Moorish past. The architectural remains of the Almunia Real, the second residence of the Moorish monarchs, are particularly interesting. The site is about five kilometres north of Murcia, and many items recovered there can be seen at the Santa Clara Museum. Parts of the Moorish city wall can also still be seen in different parts of Murcia's historic quarter. The old town is situated next to the river Segura, with historical streets which still bear the names of the guilds that used to work there, such as the shopping streets Calle Platería, Calle Trapería, and Calle Vidrieros (silversmiths, cloth merchants and glass workers, respectively). In Plaza Cardenal Belluga there are two architectural gems - the Episcopal Palace (18th century), with a rococo façade and Churrigueresque patio, and the Cathedral , begun in the late 14th century, and notable for its combination of different styles. For example, the lavish sculptures of the Baroque façade are particularly striking, and the impressive tower next to it is 92 metres high. Inside, the Vélez Chapel is a magnificent example of Flamboyant Gothic. Murcian Baroque is widely represented by religious buildings, such as the Church of La Merced , originating from the 16th century and rebuilt in the 18th century, the Convent Church of Santa Ana , and the Churches of Santo Domingo, San Nicolás and San Miguel . Some of the most important 19th-century buildings are also worth visiting: the Town Hall , the Roman Theatre and the Casino , this last with a Neoclassical façade and beautiful interior courtyard with Moorish influence. The neighbourhoods of San Pedro, Santa Catalina and the surrounding area of the Plaza de las Flores offer some of the most picturesque corners of the capital of Murcia. A tour of the city could end in the beautiful Paseo del Malecón , the former embankment which once linked the city to the market gardens around it. Murcia has a broad range of museums and exhibitions. The Cathedral Museum boasts a spectacular processional monstrance from Toledo, while the Salzillo Museum has a beautiful collection of processional sculptures by this artist, one of the most iconic sculptors of 18th-century Spain. The Murcia Archaeological Museum conserves items from the different cultures that have come and gone in the region, including the Tesoro de la Finca Pinta, a hoard of Moorish and Christian coins. The Fine Arts Museum displays works by Giordano and Madrazo, amongst others. Other museums of interest are the Santa Clara Museum, the Museum of the City, the San Juan de Dios Museum, the Science and Water Museum, the Water Mills Museum, the Craft Centre and the Bullfighting Museum.

Fiestas, local cuisine and surrounding areas

The city of Murcia has many religious and secular festivals, and its Easter celebrations are particularly notable. The "salzillos" procession, held on Good Friday, is well worth seeing. Also outstanding is the Entierro de la Sardina (burial of the sardine), part of its Spring Festival, which includes a parade. Both events have been declared Festivals of International Tourist Interest. One of the capital's most deeply-rooted traditions is probably the "Bando de la Huerta” , which is also a Festival of International Tourist Interest and has been celebrated every Holy Tuesday for over a century and a half. This fiesta celebrates the region's traditional food and folklore, with parades, regional costumes, tastings of local specialities and reading of verses in Panocho, a local dialect. Another popular festivity is the Romería de la Virgen de la Fuensanta, where a procession takes a figure of the Virgin from the cathedral to a shrine five kilometres from Murcia. The local cuisine of Murcia is based on the excellent fruit and vegetables grown in the region. The local specialities made with these raw materials include pisto huertano (similar to ratatouille, with peppers, onion and tomato), chickpeas with Swiss chard , and zarangollo (courgette, egg and onion). And to accompany our meal, we can choose any of the Murcia wines with Designation of Origin: Bullas, Yecla and Jumilla . One of the main tourist attractions in Murcia is the coast, known as the Costa Cálida . Its 250 kilometres of coast, including the Mar Menor lagoon and the Mediterranean, provide a multitude of beaches offering a wide variety of water sports : sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, diving, etc. Águilas and Mazarrón have some of Spain's best areas for scuba diving, with clear water and high visibility, where you can get close to the aquatic flora and fauna, and you'll often see the remains of shipwrecks. Cartagena is another town with plenty to offer holidaymakers, from its coastline to its heritage buildings, and the fascinating National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. La Manga del Mar Menor is very close to the town of Cartagena and is one of the main tourist destinations on the Costa Cálida. This area is unusual because it is a narrow strip of land running for some 24 kilometres (from La Punta del Mojón to Cabo de Palos ), dividing the great lagoon of Mar Menor from the Mediterranean Sea. If you like water sports, here you will find a full range of facilities and services at the Marine Resort , where you can hire equipment, sign up for courses and book accommodation. La Manga del Mar Menor also has a reputation as a natural spa and beauty centre, thanks to the excellent therapeutic properties of its renowned marine mud. Inland there are historical towns such as Caravaca de la Cruz and Lorca . Lorca is particularly attractive for its many Baroque buildings - parish churches, convents, mansions and palaces. San Patricio Collegiate Church and Lorca Castle are National Monuments. A few kilometres from this town is the Parador de Puerto Lumbreras , halfway between Levante and Andalusia, an exceptional place to stay if you want to visit these regions. The province of Murcia has a wealth of landscape and environmental heritage, protected by regional parks . Golden sand beaches, with dunes and unspoilt coves can be found in Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar; Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas y Peña del Águila; and Cabo Cope y Puntas de Calnegre. The mountain ranges and valleys inland are the main features of the regional parks of Sierra de Carche, Sierra de la Pila, Sierra de Espuña, and Carrascoy y El Valle. These places are the perfect setting for sports with a low impact on the environment and for exploring nature in Murcia.

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Essential Murcia Tourism Guide: BEST Things To See and Do

Murcia is a city located on the Costa Calida in Southern Spain. Murcia is also the capital of the province of Murcia which is also the smallest in Spain.

Murcia is an important centre for visitors to the Costa Calida, Costa Almeria and Southern Costa Blanca.

The airport of Murcia is not located in the city itself but in San Javier on the shores of the Mar Menor on the Costa Calida .

Residents and tourists are anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Corvera Airport which will bring many more holiday makers to this part of Southern Spain.

The city of Murcia itself is home to over four hundred thousand people making it the seventh largest city in Spain.

Murcia is also a university town in which over thirty thousand students further their education annually.

Murcia is known for its parks and gardens as well as its tall belfry and famous cathedral.

Murcia is a hub for shopping , people flock to the city from as far as the sea side resorts of the Northern Costa Blanca to make use of the Thader Shopping Centre and Ikea .

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Theme Parks

Murcia is also a centre for theme park visits. Terra Natura and Aqua Natura are located to the north of the city centre, and although on a smaller scale than its sister resorts of Terra Natura and Aqua Natura in Benidorm, attracts many day tourists who are spending their vacations on the Costa Calida and Southern Costa Blanca.

Paramount Studios is to build a major theme park in Alhama, Murcia called Paramount Park for which the grand opening has been planned for Easter 2015.

It is best to hire a car to get around and see the region as public transport is poor.

The region of Murcia is also home to many golf courses of which the Club de Golf Altorreal is the closest to the city and is located to the north of the Terra Natura and Aqua Natura theme parks.

Three star hotels are the most popular type of hotels as they offer safe, clean and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable (mid-range) price.

Examples of 3-star hotels in the city of Murcia:

Hotel Zenit Murcia Plaza San Pedro, 3 Y 5, Murcia, Spain.

Hesperia Murcia Madre de Dios 4, 30004 Murcia, Spain. Telephone: +34 93 503 6052

Murcia Tourist Information Office

Murcia Tourist Office Address: Edificio Ayuntamiento, Plaza Cardenal Belluga, 30004, Murcia (Murcia) Telephone Number: +34 968 358 749 Email Address: informació[email protected] Website: www.murciaciudad.com Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00

Murcia Tourist Office Address: Calle Santa Clara, Detras del Teatro Romea, 30001 Murcia (Murcia) Telephone Number: 34 968 220 659 Website: www.turismodemurcia.es/ Opening Hours: Daily from10:00-14 and 16:00-20:00

Murcia Regional Tourist Information Office

Murcia Regional Tourist Office Address: Plaza Julian Romea 3, 3001, Murcia, (Murcia) Telephone Number: +34 902 101 070 Website: www.murciaturistica.es Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00-14:00 and 16:30-18:30

Murcia weather is hot and dry during the summer months with temperatures easily climbing to over forty degrees centigrade during the day during the months of July and August. Murcia winters are mild and fairly dry which can be seen from the arid landscape.

See our Murcia weather page for more…

Below is a video with sightseeing impressions of the city of Murcia in Spain. Famous for its beautiful cathedral and countless churches. The city is really worth a visit , especially if you like the little parks and cafes around the city centre.

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Holiday Rental License in Murcia

Admin - 25th february 2019.

Find out how you can easily obtain a property holiday rental license in the Murcia region of Spain, since the year 2005

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Introduction to a Holiday Rental License In Murcia

Since the year 2005, the region of Murcia has witnessed growth in the volume of holiday rentals. But, amidst this growth, the question of how to register holiday rental property in Murcia becomes imperative as the Murcia government and Tax Authorities are clamping down forcefully on undeclared rentals. This is coming on the heels of regulations put in place to regulate holiday rental activities since 2005, known as Decree 75/2005 , which was subsequently modified by Decree 37/2011 , as enacted by the Murcia Government.

Therefore, it is imperative to know what constitutes a holiday rental property and how to register and obtain a license for the use of such property in the region of Murcia.

Now, grab a seat, shut out the world and pay attention! The School of Tourism is in session, and the lesson topic is, “ Holiday Rental License in Murcia !”

What constitutes a holiday rental in Murcia?

According to the Murcia Government Decree 75/2005, there are two classes of holiday rentals, defined by some properties in the care of a manager or belonging to a homeowner.

A homeowner with only one-holiday rental property, be it an apartment, a home, villa, chalet, or mansion is known as “holiday home.” However if a homeowner or a manager is in charge of more than one holiday rentals, be it apartments, homes, chalets, mansions or villas, are confusingly called “tourists apartments.” Holiday rentals are properties that must be ready for every guest and whatever situation. While both types of holiday accommodation possess different features, there are two primary requirements that both types of accommodations must fulfill before they can qualify for the license:

  • Comply with Accessibility Law
  • First Occupation License

What Are Tourist Apartments Like In Murcia?

Typically, all tourist apartments in Murcia are located in the same building or close proximity in a shared complex or space (two or more holiday rentals). As a prerequisite, they must be advertised, bearing a perfectly detailed description as such that they don’t constitute any form of confusion for potential guest

Furthermore, they must maintain a register that will keep a record of every guest that stays.

Tourists apartments have four categories of classifications that distinguish the quality of the property. A given rental property must display the classification that describes its quality level at the entrance of the said property starting from 1 (the lowest), to 2, 3 or 4 keys (the highest).

What are Holiday Homes in Murcia?

Holiday homes under the laws of Murcia are defined as isolated properties, notwithstanding if they are bungalows, apartments, chalets, villas, or mansions that are rented out to tourists or for holiday reasons (one-holiday-home).

There is no classification system for holiday homes, which would have indicated the standard of accommodation.

However, both tourist apartments and holiday homes in Murcia are expected by law to satisfy some basic requirements as discussed below.

What Are The Tourism Requirements All Holiday Rental Properties Must Fulfill Before They Can Be Rented For The First Time?

  • 1. Such properties must appear as separate units, such as bungalows, apartments, chalets, villas, and mansions.
  • 2. It is prohibited under Murcia law to use two or more residences situated in the same or different sites or buildings under the same business operating tourist accommodation.

From A Tourist Viewpoint, What Are The Basic Requirements That Tourist Apartments And Holiday Homes Must Comply With While Functioning As Holiday Rental Property?

In addition to the fundamental requirements, which, as required by Murcia law, must be complied with throughout the duration and performance of the tourism activity, the following basic requirements must also be taking into consideration for both tourist apartments and holiday homes:

  • Constantly running hot or cold water
  • Electric or gas power supply
  • And more...

The law also mandates the homeowner or the management company to:

  • Keep and maintain a register of all guests that stay
  • Maintain the best conditions in the said property

So, How can I Start the Registration of My Holiday Rental Property In Murcia?

Obtaining your holiday rental license in Murcia for your property is very easy with PALS. get in touch with us today  to see how we can help.

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Tourist Licence

Rental Properties in Spain (Tourist Licence)

If you own a property in Spain and wish to receive rental income from it, you must have a tourist licence. A tourist licence proves to prospective clients that your property is legally registered and conforms to the standards as laid out by the Spanish government.

To obtain a tourist licence for your property, you must apply to the communidad autonomo (county) where the property is situated. The law is intended to protect both owners and clients.

The rental property must conform to certain standards such as disabled access, sufficient accoutrements for the number of places, fire safety, liability insurance etc.

The application process is quite straight forward. A form must be submitted to the local tourist board with information about the rental property, number of bedrooms, number of bathroom etc. An inspection visit is then scheduled so that the information given within the application form can be checked by the inspectors.

Once the property has been inspected and passed, each property needs to display a ‘Tourist Licence’. We can help you obtain the ‘plaque’ to display.

The owner or agent has a responsibility to register each guest over the age of 16yrs with the local authorities (Police). This includes basic details about each guest plus passport number, country of origin and expiry date. There are several ways of registering guests, online, by post or at the local police station.

As with a lot of these things a payment (Tasa) is required to cover administration costs. The amount of the payment depends on the number of beds within the property.

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