According to the draft of the new regulation of holiday rentals in Canary Islands, owners can rent their property to tourists if it meets these criteria:

Compliance Rules Regulations Guidelines Arrow Signs Diagram

– The property must be in an area defined as RESIDENTIAL (or consolidated residential area within a Tourist area, and not forbidden in municipal urban planning).

– Tourist rentals must not be prohibited in the Statutes of the Community of Owners.

– The property must have a First Occupation licence or an official declaration from the Ayuntamiento and a Certificate of Habitability or Structural Safety Certificate issued by a competent technician.

A new measure allows owners to start letting out immediately after their application to start rental activity (the owner’s formal declaration).

The Cabildo will provide the applying owner with complaints forms and a plaque.

Once the registration number has been obtained, the law envisages that the corresponding documentation for the rental activity will be provided online. The claim sheets and advertising poster can be printed off.

Dwellings previously registered with the Cabildo have six months to be adapted to comply with the new regulation.

Internet holiday home portals must include in their advertising the property’s registration number in the general tourism register of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.


Author: J. Escobedo

I am a member of the Tenerife Law Society since 1989 with a dedicated team for anyone who needs an immediate answer or long term solution to any practical or legal issues appertaining to any property or business investment in Spain. If you have decided to move to Spain to start a new life, whether that´s buying a property or a business, then you will definitely need the services of a good Spanish Lawyer who is fully conversant with Spanish protocol and who has a good command of the English language. I am based in the south of Tenerife and I am specialist in Property Law, Inheritance issues and taxes as well as Tenerife and Canarian law and a great deal more. ABOUT MY STAFF All my friendly and professional staff are fluent in English. We have been working for foreign clientes for over 30 years in Tenerife, providing legal advice and litigation services to all our clients investing throughout the whole of Spain and we pride ourselves on providing a high quality service to our clients in the form of clearer communication and advice.

Leave a Reply