Decree 28/2016 Holiday Rental Properties in Andalucia

In order to comply with the above law which came into force on May 12th 2016 it is necessary to register your property, if rented on a short term basis, i.e. less than 2 months and publish your registration number on all internet advertising. The new law was brought in to ensure the quality and standard of privately owned properties which are being rented out for holiday use.

Whilst this new regulation may seem daunting there is nothing to fear if your property fulfills the required legislation and is managed and maintained to a high standard.  This is something we can take care of for you. 

It is necessary to provide the following information to register

  • Copies of passports of owners of the property
  • Copies of NIE of owners of the property
  • First occupation license of the property
  • Copy of IBI bill showing Catastral Reference
  • Authority of the representative of the owner to register the property.
  • Copia simple to your property (if you have to hand)


There are various points which must be complied with

  • Rooms with direct ventilation (windows out to exterior or patios)
  • System of blinds or any other to darken the rooms (curtains, persiana’s/blinds)
  • Furniture according to the number of people
  • Cooling (May to September) and Heating (October to April)
  • First aid kit
  • Touristic information – Provide leaflets, maps etc.
  • Sheets of complaints and claims. (6 sheets must be completed for one claim!)
  • Poster announcing there are sheets for complaints and claims (clearly displayed)
  • Cleaning for arrival and departure
  • Bed linen, kitchenware and linen (plus a set for replacement, per person)
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Operating Instructions of all appliances
  • Community rules, restrictions (smoking, pets)


Please be aware the Málaga Provincial Delegation of Tourism will conduct inspections at random based on information taken from internet advertising to ensure that all properties rented out for short term are fully complying with the new regulations. They can impose fines of between 2,000 and 18,000 euros and closing down of the property for up to 6 months.



Under the new law, (Decreto 28/2016 Holiday Rental Properties Andalucia) all occupants over the age of 16 years have to provide a copy of their passport or ID and fill out a form which is to be filed via computer to the Police within 24 hours of arrival. These must be retained by the owner or representative for the period of 3 years.

A rental contract has to be completed for all rentals with all relevant information, i.e. length of stay, price for the stay, arrival time, departure time etc. This contract has to be retained by the owner or representative for a period of 1 year.  

Costa Holidays will take care of all this on your behalf.

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