What is a Holiday Home and how to register it?

The holiday homes and tourist apartments are increasingly the most preferred option for travelers who look for the comfort of a home outside of their own. For the owner of the property the possibility of converting theirs into a tourist home can represent a considerable source of income.

What is a holiday home?

If you have a property that you rent out frequently to tourists, and you advertise on holiday rental websites. That means that your property is one of the holiday homes to which this article refers. Although, depending on your autonomous community it may have different regulations.

Can you convert your house into a holiday home?

Yes, but always respecting the law. Otherwise as owner you can be fined for violating your taxation and financing duties on the holiday rental. Said fine will include both the money that you should have paid to the administration, as well as interest on late payment and corresponding penalties, which will be higher or lower depending on the severity of the infraction that you have committed.

How to turn my house into a holiday home?

To stay within the order of the law, it is necessary to register your property in the tourism council of the address where it is located. This way you can start to rent it.

There you will have to present a statement of liability for them to stamp it for you. And once it has been stamped you will take it to the police station corresponding to your area (National Police, or Guardia Civil as appropriate).

With the establishment code, provided by the officers, as well as the password and user name that is granted to each of the holiday homes, you can now start receiving travelers.

Apart from the registering do I have any other obligations?

  • Partes de entrada (guest registration form) and registration book

The partes de entrada (guest registration forms) they must be filled out by the owner, it is possible to do it by computer. However, it is necessary that all the guests sign them and that you send it within a period of less than 24 hours to the corresponding system.

In addition, all these partes de entrada (guest registration forms) will form a registration book, which you must keep and keep up to date, organizing the traveler registration or the guest registration.

  • Keep the relative documentation in your holiday home

All the documentation- the ones that qualify as tourist housing documents, the partes de entrada de viajeros (guest registration forms) and the registration book – requires the interior ministry to be “at all times available to the members of the forces” and be kept for 3 years.

How do I register a guest?

How do I get all of the guests to sign the parte de entrada de viajero (guests registration form)? Keep in mind that everything said previously all comes down to time spent and paperwork. But technology makes this task easier for you and helps to speed up these procedures.

As simple as an App: Check-In Scan, it scans the details in a secure way and automatically sends it to the police. When it captures the signature of the guest it creates the parte de entrada de viajeros (guest registration form), and also the registration book that you can download and print with the 100 to 500 pages required. The application can be downloaded for free on IOs & Android. It is easy to use and can be used without an internet connection: all advantages for both the owner and the guests.

You may also be interested in taking a look at the following article to find the date of issue on both the DNI and passport.

Information given is for information purposes, not constitute an official publication nor will it be binding.