Holiday Rentals in Andalusia Made Easy

Raymundo LarraĆ­n Nesbitt, July, 3. 2017

Lawyer Raymond Nesbitt explains the legal requirements of holiday rentals in Andalusia. The idea behind this blog post is to give a simplified version of his in-depth article with all the minutiae: Holiday Rental Laws in Andalusia (Decree 28/2016).

Blog post copyrighted © 2017. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Lawyer – Abogado
3rd of July 2017



Holiday Rentals in Andalusia Made Easy


Holiday rentals in Spain are experiencing an unprecedented explosive growth, nothing short of a new property boom.

So much so, that holiday rental asking prices are reportedly soaring by two digits year-on-year as highlighted by recent headlines in Spanish Property Insight and other media outlets:


Rental prices smash boom-time records in six regional capitals led by Barcelona

Front-line beach rental prices up 10pc in a year

Rental asking prices rising fast say portals


As a result, drawn by this new rental frenzy, more and more buy-to-let landlords wishing to capitalise on their Spanish properties are jumping into the fray letting them out short-term to tourists.

If you are interested in registering your holiday rental or hiring our Holiday Rental Accounting Service for your holiday rental business, please contact us.

More information on holiday rental taxation: Holiday Home Taxation in Spain.



The Spanish region of Andalusia passed its own holiday rental law last year. It is known as Decree 28/2016. More details in my article: Holiday Rental Laws in Andalusia (Decree 28/2016).

Almost every region in Spain has its own law on holiday rentals. For a full region-by-region list check my article: Holiday Rental Laws in Spain.

Holiday Rental Excluded Properties

  • Properties which are lent to friends or family without an exchange of money (free).
  • Properties rented to the same individual for over two months.
  • Rural properties.
  • Properties within tourist apartment complexes (Apartamentos Turísticos).


Requirement List

  • The property must have attained a Licence of First Occupation.
  • Rooms must be ventilated and have blinds or shutters to obscure them when necessary.
  • Be furnished and equipped with appliances ready for their immediate use.
  • Air conditioning unit affixed in every bedroom, including living room (for properties let between May to September).
  • Heater must be made available in every bedroom, including living room (for properties let between October to April).
  • First aid kit.
  • Tourist information including services and amenities in the surrounding area.
  • Complaints book.
  • Mandatory cleaning service at the start and end of every new lodging.
  • Clean bed linen at the start of every new lodging.
  • 24-hour contact number for complaints or queries.
  • Instructions for the use of household and kitchen appliances.
  • Inform lodgers on the use of communal areas, pet regulations, smoking restrictions.


Mandatory Registration before Andalusia’s Tourism Registry (ATR)

If you are going to rent out your property as a holiday rental in Andalusia it is mandatory you first register it before the ATR.

Our law firm offers full registration, POA.

More information on this legal service here: Registration of Holiday Homes.


Non-compliance: Fines and Sanctions

Humongous fines ranging from €2,000 up to €150,000 are levied on non-compliance with this new law.

Over sixty properties have already been fined, hundreds more in the pipeline.

Don´t let it happen to you, contact us.


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