Mallorca Tourism Law

Few weeks to the beginning of the tourist season and continuing with the follow-up we made to the situation of the Balearics Law of Tourism, has just confirmed that most of the homes for vacation rentals in Palma don’t meet the requirements set in that law.

This statement is based on data as evident as the fact that while the Ministry of Tourism registers 302 homes of this type, in the capital of Mallorca more than 6,000 tourist homes are rented through the internet.

Recall that the Tourism Law prohibits tourist rental in multi-family buildings.

This circumstance that is not fulfilled in the majority of dwellings, according to the abysmal difference in these registry data. The Balearic Government is studying the implementation of a new standard, which allows rental activity in multi-family housing, with the approval of the neighbors. A decision that has many detractors. From the association of tourist apartments Aptur they argue that this measure is not viable and that the houses in these circumstances are in a lawless situation, since the Law of Urban Leases contemplates to offer tourist services “in any type of house” by a “short period of time”.


Another novelty that has recently been known is that the towns of Mallorca’s interior will not limit tourist rental and therefore are exempt from distinction between tourist and residential areas, a requirement included in the draft of the Holiday Rental Law.

With this measure, the Government of the Balearic Islands aims to benefit small towns that have empty houses and where the problem of access to a home is non-existent. Thus, the economic activity of these nuclei won’t be restricted. This measure will not give freedom to the tourist rent, since the law sets some requirements when renting, such as accessibility, energy consumption and not having previous penalties in urban planning.


From Ripoll Mateu Solicitors Mallorca we recommend hiring your holiday home in Mallorca through companies in the sector that are solvent and offer guarantees. Balearic Villas  in Pollença, with over 15 years of experience in the Mallorca holiday villas industry,  have the experts & the know-how to create the perfect, independent-living holiday for you.



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