Can I register my property now?
You can present the Declaracion responsable para el acceso o ejercicio de la actividad starting from 11th of May 2016, date in which the new Decret (Decreto 28/2016) comes into effect.
If I am not in Spain, how can I register my holiday home?
You can register your holiday home online if you have a digital certificate. You just go on here, and choose Declaracion Responsable para el acceso o ejercicio de la actividad - Tramite con certificado digital. You need to have your digital certificate installed on Internet Explorer. You choose your certificate and you can start filling up the form. If you don't have the digital certificate, then you must authorize somebody in Spain to represent you.
How do I register in person?
If you are in Spain but don't have the digital certificate, then you can personally register your holiday property for short term rental. You need to fill in the form online. Go to this site, put in your NIE, and on the 4th page you have Registro de Turismo, Declaracion Responsable para el acceso o ejercicio de la actividad. Click Iniciar, fill in the form and click Guardar to save it. Once it is filled, you choose Finalizar and then you are allowed to print it. You need to print it, sign it and after 11th of May, present it at the City Hall or any Government agency together with your ID document.
Do I need to send guest registers to the Police?
Yes. For each guest, at the check-in, you must fill a so called Modelo de Parte de Entrada de Viajeros - Hoja Registro that contains details about the guests like name, ID type, ID number, nationality, check-in date. All files must be signed by the guests and reported to the police in 24 hours after check-in.
All files must be gathered in a registry of minimum 100 and maximum 500 files and must be made available to law enforcements whenever requested. You need to register your property with the Policia Nacional, we'll get back to you with this information as soon as possible.
Do I need an extra set of linen for each bed?
Exactly. For each check-in, you must provide two sets of linen for each bed. The law sais you need to have 2 sets of bed linen, household lingerie (towels, tablecloths, tea towels, etc) and goods (utensils for cooking, eating, washing, etc) for a comfortable stay.
Do you think I really need to register?
Absolutely! If you want to continue offering your home to tourists you need to register in order to be legal and avoid clandestine activity that is considered a serious offense. But first of all, we recommend registering your property to ensure your clients about the quality of the services that you provide.