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:
– 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.