Short-Term Rental Regulations in Barcelona, ES 2018-05-24T14:21:42+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Barcelona, ES

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Barcelona, ES

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Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high.

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Short-Term Rental Regulations in Barcelona, ES – The City Council of Barcelona has recently introduced more stringent inspection and control measures against renting apartments that do not comply with local regulations. We remind you that you have to make sure that you comply with local regulations. We also advise you to inform yourself about the debate regarding tourism in your neighborhood.

Regulations

Homes for Tourist Use.  The Catalan regulation establishes that “homes for tourist use” are those that are ceded by their owner, directly or indirectly, to third parties, repeatedly and in exchange for a price, for a seasonal stay, in conditions of immediate availability . For the definition of these terms and for more information, click here .

Registry. The same regulation requires that all housing for tourist use submit the corresponding communication prior to the start of activity before the competent municipality. For more information, click here .

The Catalan Tourism Law also establishes that the registration number in the Tourism Registry of Catalonia of companies and tourist establishments must be included in all types of advertisements that advertise them. In this sense, when you publish or advertise on our website, you can include the registration number in the Tourism Registry in the description of your ad. More information can be found here .

Taxes. The income obtained from the rental of your accommodation may be subject to taxation and, in addition, you may have to collect and pay other taxes to the Tax Administration.

Tax on stays in tourist establishments. The Generalitat de Catalunya explains here when the tax on stays in tourist establishments is due and how tax to the tax administration can be satisfied.
Income Tax on Individuals. Here , the Tax Administration provides information that may be useful if you temporarily rented your own residence.
Value Added Tax. In certain circumstances, VAT may apply to your rental activity. The Tax Agency explains here who has to charge VAT, when VAT is applied and when VAT is not due.
Additional Information: For more information, we provide the following links for Catalonia and Barcelona:

Web page of the Generalitat de Catalunya with complete information on tourist housing including frequent questions, here
The official guide of tourist establishments of Catalonia, here
Website of the Barcelona City Council on how to present the previous communication of tourist housing, here

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Short-Term Rental Regulations in Barcelona, ES

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Barcelona, ES

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

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