New restrictions on apartment holiday lets

New ruling aims to reduce the disruption to locals caused by apartment lettings. CREDIT:

A NEW ruling has put into place restrictions on holiday lets in apartment blocks after residents in Malaga have grown tired of the inconvenience and disruption they produce.

The Calle Ollerías apartment block in Malaga has become the first to adopt the new legislations after residents complained about the noise, loud talking into the early hours, suitcases rolling up the stairs and loud music. 

The ruling put into place by the Malaga City Council has won the approval of local residents and although only in force for a short time, it has won the favour of both residents and landlords alike.

New laws have made it easier for apartment communities to pass such rulings as before any decision would need a 100 per cent majority whereas now only 3/5 need to agree.

Landlords who rent out their apartments in peak season to holidaymakers can now be charged up to 20 per cent more on community fees in an effort to reduce the number being let out. This will also cover the increased use of community facilities and cleaning fees.

“The reaction so far has been very positive” states Francisco González Palma, a legal advisor at the Colegio de Administradores de Fincas, says that he has been inundated with requests for more information on the new ruling and holds around 2-3 meetings per week with residents and landlords.

Among the other apartments to take action are in the districts of Carretera de Cádiz, Paseo Marítimo, La Malagueta, and Los Teatinos.

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