The objective of the Ministry of Tourism is that by the summer these buildings can operate normally.
From May 11 onwards the Andalusian Tourist Board will begin registering holiday homes. The first regulations governing holiday home rentals were published in the Official Gazette of Andalucía (BOJA). Málaga is only expected to register 40,000 properties in the Registry of Tourism of Andalucía bringing them out of legal limbo. Following the amendment in 2013 of the Law of Urban Leases (LAU) these types of rentals were left unregulated and not subject to the usual rental rules. The objective of the Ministry of Tourism is that by the summer these buildings can operate normally. The new law contemplates that if any tourist accommodation of this kind does not meet any structural requirement then they “have one year from registration correct it.” All properties regularly offered as tourist accommodation at a price set freely by the proprietor and that are marketed by travel agencies or platforms ‘on line’ must register.
Falling outside of these regulations are tourist homes located in rural areas, which are already covered by separate rules, and those with three or more tourist accommodation within a kilometre which have to adhere to even more stringent rules.