Madrid’s municipal government has announced its plans to“preserve the residential use of buildings” by restricting the number of dwellings in the city that can be legally rented.
Madrid will prevent apartments from being rented out to tourists for more than 90 days of the year and entire apartment blocks will no longer be able to be solely visitor accommodation unless the building is licensed as a hotel.
Airbnbs in the Central zone will need a designated entrance to the street, independent of the entrance used by permanent residents of the building. This would eradicate the majority of apartments currently used as vacation rentals in the city and mark a drastic change for the city.
Short-term single room occupancy is prohibited in most autonomous communities. Property owners who rent out tourist accommodation for short periods must get a license. Holiday rentals that require a license meet the following criteria:
- Property classified as residential.
- Rented out to tourists for short periods (from several days to one or two months)
- Rented using booking systems
- Advertised using specialized websites, platforms and apps (e.g., Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Tripping, VRBO, etc).
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