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Avoiding Holiday Rental Scams Tips and Precautions if You Are Renting from Abroad - Avoiding Holiday Rental Scams: Tips and Precautions if You Are Renting from Abroad

Apartments that look nothing like the photos, homes much further from the beach than advertised, or even flats that don't exist. These are not frequent situations, but sometimes they happen, and they can ruin that long-planned holiday. Avoiding holiday rental scams is possible if you take some precautions.

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Holiday rental penthouse apartment in Marbella e1495467416710 - More than half of all holiday rental properties in Andalucía are in Malaga province

It is now nearly ten months since new regulations were introduced to ensure that properties which are used as holiday accommodation ...continue reading "More than half of all holiday rental properties in Andalucía are in Malaga province"

Security is becoming increasingly important these days and the owners of more than 5,660 holiday homes in Malaga province who have registered their properties with the Junta de Andalucía are 49453703 1817139 foto50875896 300x200 - Owners of holiday homes must give the police details of all clients who stay therealso required to provide the police with details of every client who stays in their property.

The Register of Tourist Accommodation in Andalucía has only recently come into force, and many owners of holiday accommodation may not be aware of this additional requirement. However, the governmental sub-delegate’s office in Malaga has confirmed that people who rent a property to tourists must pass on the identity details of the clients to the Citizen Participation Unit of the police force, just as the hotels have to do.
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The first decree to regulate private holiday accommodation in Andalusia has resulted in nearly 4,500 applications for registration in the first week since the new regulations vacation home in Torrox Malaga 300x200 - Nearly 4,500 applications in one week to register holiday homes in Andalusiacame into force on 11th May. Under the terms of this decree, anyone who is renting or wishes to rent a residential property to tourists and who markets it through intermediaries or online must obtain a registration number and comply with certain conditions.

The Junta de Andalucía’s Tourism Department says that in this first week, more applications were made in Malaga than any other province in the region: 1,379 compared with 251 in Cadiz, 189 in Seville, 87 in Cordoba, 68 in Granada, 65 in Almería, 50 in Huelva and just 11 in Jaén.
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Many owners of holiday rental properties are now rushing to register them as tourist accommodation in order to comply with new regulations which come into force on 11 May.

40808693 1777870 foto 122426 300x225 - Owners of holiday homes rush to comply with new regulationsThe number of applications to register a property on the ‘Registro de Turismo de Andalucía’ had increased by 705% by the end of April, according to Monsalud Galindo, the regional government’s Tourism delegate in Malaga. Between 1 January and 30 April, there were 1,736 applications to register rental properties, compared with just 246 in the same period of 2015. Next Wednesday is the first day that registration numbers will be assigned, enabling owners to rent their properties legally.
The new decree states that any property in Andalucía must be registered if it is habitually rented out for holidays at a price set by the owner and is marketed through tourism channels such as travel agents or online platforms.
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