Monthly Archives: December 2010

Important news for landlords in Catalonia

If you own a property in Catalonia and are renting it to holiday makers for 3 months or less, you will now be obliged to get a licence from the town hall to do so. By renting your property short-term, it will be classified as ‘vivienda de uso turístico’ requiring a licence to do so. The Catalonian […]

Changes in Laws to evict tenants

Landlords who are struggling to evict tenants who are not paying their rent will be pleased to know that there is new legislation in force which should make the process easier and quicker.   Laws 19/2009 and 13/2009, the last one applicable from the 4th of May 2010, have made important changes to the Spanish Civil Jurisdiction Law, […]

Barcelona Airport announces rise in passengers

Despite the credit crunch and the fears for tourist locations, Barcelona has seen a large increase in passengers this October compared to 2009, with an 18% rise announced by Aena in November.  There has been an increase in International passengers of over 22%, hopefully indicating that the gradual rise out of recession from Europe and […]

Benidorm announces ambitious plans to boost tourism

Benidorm on the Costa Blanca has been struggling to attract as many tourists and get them to spend as much as it needs, so they are getting creative. Their hotel association has proposed that their 4* and 5* hotels should host mini-casinos to turn the resort into the “Las Vegas of Spain” and attract wealthier tourists willing […]