If you plan on letting your property to holidaymakers for more than one month a year, you will soon have to comply with new rules.
In Andalusia, the regional government (Junta de Andalucía) is preparing legislation concerning holiday rentals (viviendas de uso turístico), but, as of the start of 2015, no new regulations have yet been passed.
Under the new law, landlords who wish to rent furnished properties to tourists on a regular basis – on one or more occasions for a total period in excess of one calendar month – will be required to apply for a license. This includes any property that is advertised for rent to tourists via any advertising medium, including the Internet and other platforms, or is marketed through a tourist-communication channel (travel agents, etc.)
Properties will be inspected to ensure they meet minimum quality, cleanliness, and security criteria. The application process will be free of charge and, once a license is issued, properties will be given a registration number, which must be included in all promotion and invoices.
Licensed properties will also listed on a regional database which will also help avoid tax evasion.