Legalized or not, the holiday rental is a reality and there are already several autonomous communities that are taking steps to regulate this activity. The issue is controversial, as in Barcelona, because classical hospitality may lose much of their cake. In the case of Balearic Islands (Mallorca: Pollensa, Cala Dor, Palma…) they are taking steps to “put doors to a field” that is a fact. Mallorca, until now offering seasonal rental should be limited to detached houses and villas. It was not clear if a homeowner between party typical town houses could be rented to tourists.
Villas in Mallorca making unfair competition to hotels, the hoteliers are complaining the government.
Now they can do so without fear of reprisal. The Balearic Government has approved a decree develops the Tourism Act and allows tourist rental of these homes. Just to be considered for seasonal rental must register in the register of the Ministry of Tourism and offer a range of tourist services (call 24 hours, change of sheets, etc.). According to the Minister of Tourism, “Jaime Martínez”, this relaxation of the law doubles the number of homes that can be rented. There are now about 5,000 and, from now on, the door opens to be 10,000. Yes, the floors remain outside. You can always rent it is declared, for days or weeks, but according to the provisions of the Law of Urban Leases (LAU).