Illegal, Unregistered Holiday Rental Homes get hefty fines Seville, The capital of Andalucia has issued the first police fines under the Law Introduced to the region in February 2016. The Law states that all short term holiday rental properties in Andalucia must have a VFT number (Vivienda con fines turísticos). The 4 unregistered properties are the first to be served with a Denuncia by the Local Police, with other properties already having received fines from the Junta De Andalucia. Seville is a week away from the annual Feria. Traditionally a time when accommodation is at a premium.
The fines are for properties both unregistered, and also, in one case for publishing a fake VFT registration numbers.
With the fines starting at € 3000 from the Junta De Andalucia, it is a cost the owners could well do without and the publishing of a Fake number increases the fine. These police fines are a show of solidarity from the Police that unregistered properties will not be tolerated. Recent cases of tourists dealing with the police as a result of parking fines and illegally parked hire cars has also uncovered illegal, unregistered Holiday Rental properties. While owners have received a warning and a one week of grace to get registered, it now appears, with these denuncias by the local Police, the honeymoon is over.
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