Focus Legal would like to inform you about some recent changes in the registration of touristic accommodation
Until the present, the authorities were accepting a Certificate of Non planning Infraction together with a habitability document done by an architect if the property did not have a First Occupancy License.
Now, they will not accept to register a property for holiday rentals under those current terms. They will only accept a “First Occupation License”.
If someone wishes to proceed without this license, the authorities will give him a temporary registration number, but once they send an inspection on the property, you may be fined or sanctioned in some way. This inspection could come within the year or later on.
Actually, to register a property without First Occupation License the only document accepted by the authorities is a certificate of habitability provided by the Town Hall, which must be organized by an architect with several documents as: plans of the property, locations, cadastral details etc, for which the property must be visited.
Some Councils provide this document without any problem and another ones like Mijas or Malaga has been denying it in the last few weeks.
Obviously if the property have a First Occupation License the registration can be done without any problem.