Tourist flats are a fairly profitable business model. That is why in overcrowded cities like Barcelona this tourist activity must be regulated.
In accordance with the PEUAT, it is compulsory to obtain a tourist licence in Barcelona in order to start the tourist operation of your flat or flat.
This regulation divides Barcelona into four zones, and it is impossible to obtain a new tourist flat licence in the centre of Barcelona, although you can buy flats that already have a holiday rental licence or obtain new licences in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.
WHAT IS THE TOURIST LICENCE IN BARCELONA?
The tourist licence in Barcelona is a document that is compulsory to have in order to operate a tourist flat in Barcelona.
With the implementation of the PEUAT, it is practically impossible to obtain new licenses in Barcelona, although there are certain areas in which new licenses can be obtained.
IN WHICH AREA CAN I OBTAIN A LICENCE FOR A TOURIST FLAT IN BARCELONA
Due to the massification of tourism in Barcelona, Ada Colau and her government decided in 2017 to put a limit on the granting of tourist licences in Barcelona. In this way, depending on the area where the property is located, it will be easier or more difficult to obtain a tourist rental license in Barcelona.
The PEUAT divides Barcelona into:
In this first zone are the districts of Hostafrancs, Ciutat Vella, Vila Olímpica, Vila de Gràcia, Sant Antoni, Poble Sec, Eixample and Poblenou.
These neighbourhoods are the ones that encompass a large part of the city’s overcrowding, which is why no new licences are granted in this area, reducing the number of licences little by little with the cessation of tourist housing activity.
In zone 2 we find the neighbourhoods of Fort Pienc, Poblenou, Sants, Baix Guinardó, Font de la Guatlla, Sant Antoni and Diagonal Mar.
A tourist flat licence can only be granted when a holiday home is vacated in the same district.
In the third zone we locate the districts of Vallcarca, Horta, Les Corts, Sarrià, La Verneda Nou Barris El Guinardó and La Sagrera.
In this area, licenses continue to be granted as long as the maximum number of places is not exceeded.
Finally, in zone 4 there are neighbourhoods such as La Sagrera or the Marina del Prat Vermell.
This group of neighbourhoods manages its own area in terms of tourist licences, thanks to the fact that it is in the midst of a tourist transformation. In this last area, the density of tourist licenses is currently quite low compared to other areas.
REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A TOURIST LICENCE IN BARCELONA
To obtain a tourist licence in Barcelona, you must meet the following requirements:
The property in question must comply with the minimum technical and quality conditions of the homes.
You must have a Occupancy Certificate.
The property must be equipped with enough furniture and household items to make it immediately habitable.
The flat must comply with the minimum hygiene and maintenance of the facilities.
It will be necessary to declare your economic tourist activity at the Tax Office.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE LICENCE FOR TOURIST FLATS IN BARCELONA
If you meet all the above requirements, the first thing you have to do to get your tourist licence in Barcelona is to apply for your licence at the Citizen’s Advice Office. To find out which office you should go to, you can specify the district in question on the Barcelona City Council website.
If your flat is in a building, you must have the approval of all the owners of the building, as the licence applies to the whole building. Currently, the fee for obtaining the tourist licence is 227 euros.
In order to obtain the licence, you will need a prior report from Barcelona City Council. This report costs 57 euros and takes into account the density of the flats and the state of the property.
Depending on the area in which the flat is located, you can choose between a licence registration or a free licence. In areas where it is not possible to grant new licenses, you must obtain a free license. In this way, you will be responsible for finding someone to terminate your licence. On the contrary, if you are in an area where new licenses are allowed, you will be able to opt for a license registration.
GET YOUR LICENCE FOR A TOURIST FLAT IN BARCELONA WITH HOSTICASA
At Hosticasa we are experts in managing all types of tourist flats. If you want to use your flat for tourism, we can manage your tourist licence in Barcelona.
Furthermore, once you have obtained your licence, you can contract Hosticasa’s Comprehensive Management Service, in which we will take charge of all the management of the tourist operation of your flat.
By contracting this service, you will not have to worry about anything at all, as tasks such as legal advice, cleaning, professional photography or the management of the property profile in different digital channels, among many others, will be in charge of Hosticasa.
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