On April 1st the new rate for housing used for tourism was implemented. It has been increased from € 0.65 to € 2.25 in Barcelona and € 0.45 to € 0.90 for the rest of Catalonia.
Excerpted from the Law 5/2017, from 28th March (Generalitat de Catalunya website)
|Tipus d’establiment||Tarifa general (en euros)||Tarifa especial (en euros)|
|Barcelona ciutat||Resta de Catalunya|
|1. Hotel de 5 estrelles, gran luxe, càmping de luxe i establiment o equipament de categoria equivalent||2,25||2,25||5,00|
|2. Hotel de 4 estrelles i 4 estrelles superior, i establiment o equipament de categoria equivalent||1,10||0,90||3,50|
|3. Habitatge d’ús turístic||2,25||0,90||–|
|4. Resta d’establiments i equipaments||0,65||0,45||2,50|
|5. Embarcació de creuer|
|Més de 12 hores||2,25||2,25|
|12 hores o menys||0,65||–|
The associations are outraged by double standards, since in addition to the high rate increase, the Generalitat had assured the associations that no increase would be applied until an agreement was reached with both parties.
Apartment associations are also calling for no more pressure to be put on those who comply with the law but to act once and for all against the illegal landlords who advertise on the internet.
Source: CapCreus OnLine