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Short-Term Rental News From Spain

May 30, 2013
Association De Apartmentos Madrid Madrid by Night

The Asociación de Empresarios de Apartamentos Turísticos de Madrid is an association that seeks to protect the short-term rental industry in Madrid. This association was established on April 15, 2013 and currently has 15 members.

What is this association?

The Asociación de Empresarios de Apartamentos Turísticos de Madrid was founded to find a solution to regulate the business model of short-term rentals in Madrid.

The 2 main objectives of the association are:

1: To collaborate in drafting new legislation to regulate short term rentals with the local agencies in Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid, Delegacion de Gobierno, and the City Hall).

2: To defend and protect our members by providing legal assistance.

In the following informative video, the President of the Asociación de Empresarios de Apartamentos Turísticos de Madrid, D. Joaquin A. Gorrachategui explains his motivations behind the creation of this association and the objectives that it aims to achieve.

Changes to short-term rental laws in Spain:

A legislation was recently introduced in the Spanish parliament to regulate vacation rentals. Under this legislation, renters would be required to obtain licenses and conform to the same health, safety, and quality regulations as hotels.

In the coming weeks, the Asociación de Empresarios will be updating us on the developments taking place. For more information on the proposed legislation to limit short-term rentals in Spain, please visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/10038701/Spain-to-clamp-down-on-private-holiday-rentals.html.

For more information about this association, please visit http://www.aptur-madrid.org. They can also be contacted at info@aptur-madrid.org.

What do you think about this proposed legislation?

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