A few years ago, having a tourist license and promoting a property on Airbnb was very simple.
However, since 2018, the regulations have become stricter. There are many restrictions, and it is now more complicated.
There are many restrictions, and it is now more complicated.
Especially in big cities, the restrictions are very stringent. For example, in the municipality of Alicante, almost all tourist rental licenses are for premises, ground floors, mezzanines, and low-rise flats. In rare cases, high-rise flats are allowed.
In conclusion, if you are going to buy a property for holiday rentals, be especially careful and do not make a purchase without proper information or consulting a professional.
1. Favourable town planning compatibility report for tourist licence in Alicante.
Sometimes there are investors who buy a property to convert it into a tourist flat and then the town hall does not allow it.
Therefore, the first thing to analyse before buying is the municipal regulations. If it is favourable in order to obtain the licence.
2. Valid certificate of habitability
Another of the main requirements for a holiday home is that it must have an active certificate of habitability.
At first glance, this seems obvious, but before investing in a property for a holiday rental licence, this aspect must be studied. Especially when buying a property to convert it into a holiday home.
3. Regulations governing tourist accommodation in the Valencian Community.
In addition, Tourism demands a series of requirements from the dwelling in order to obtain the tourist licence.
The accommodation has to meet certain minimum requirements in terms of accessibility, facilities, dimensions or equipment. For example, lifts, power sockets, kitchen, refrigerator, etc.