Code of good practice

Avoiding conflict between neighbours

Avoiding conflict between neighbours Photo: Shutterstock / sylv1rob1

Property owners and administrators in Andalucia have signed a ‘peace agreement’. The associations representing both groups have signed a code of good practice to avoid conflicts.

The explosion of tourist homes in residential buildings is a permanent source of conflict between those who want to make a profit by renting their homes to tourists and the rest of the community, who criticise the constant noise or the lack of security in the face of the constant coming and going of unknown people.

Now, the Association of Professionals of Tourist Homes and Apartments (AVVAPro) and the Council of Associations of Property Administrators of Andalucia have just signed a Code of Good Practice.

This code is based on respecting each other and stipulates a series of measures. For example, the owners of tourist accommodation undertake to inform their tenants about the community rules on noise, use of common areas, swimming pools, terraces, bicycle parking, rubbish, etc.

Parties prohibited

They will also place special emphasis on ensuring that tourists do not make noise when entering or leaving the property, especially at night; they will have a 24-hour emergency telephone number; they will inform the president, administrator or neighbour who requests it of the telephone number of the owner of the property or the company that manages it and they will prohibit parties in the property, especially stag or hen parties.

“This agreement is an example of a willingness to collaborate and we hope that the example will be extended to the rest of Spain”, said AVVAPro president Carlos Pérez-Lanzac.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.