Online mailbox for neighbours to report illegal tourist rentals

Report illegal rentals

Report illegal rentals Photo: Wikimedia CC / Acabashi

The Junta de Andalucia is looking for help to seek out and report illegal tourist apartments, which are not on the register. To this end, it has opened an online mailbox, which is already up and running. This online mailbox will work in such a way that it will send you to an email, in which you will be able to indicate which property is infringing the regulations

“The registers of dwellings used as tourist properties are public and the residents know best which apartments are rented for holidays, it is easy for them to check if they are registered”, said Belén López Casanova, head of the Tourist Business and Activities Service of the Junta de Andalucia at a forum organised by the Malaga Bar Association.

López Casanova said that this is not intended to transfer the responsibility to neighbours, but rather to seek citizen collaboration and facilitate the process for the regional administration.

Malaga is not only the Andalucian province with the most tourist properties, but also the province with the most properties for this purpose at a national level. In total, in 2023 there were more than 39,040 tourist homes registered in Malaga, followed by Alicante (37,962), the Balearic Islands (26,507), Girona (21,632), the Canary Islands (20,314) and Madrid (16,970), according to official data registered by the INE.

The email address to report an illegal holiday rental is: and you can consult the tourist register here

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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.


    • Stuart Green

      12 May 2024 • 09:04

      The email address for the purposes of denouncing illegal rentals does not seem complete in your article.

      • John Smith

        12 May 2024 • 12:17

        Stuart we have tested the email address and it does seem to be correct.

    • Stuart Green

      14 May 2024 • 08:29

      Thanks you’re right it’s my fault .
      How successful these actions might be I’m unsure but if something good comes from it to alleviate these short term rental platforms the better .
      I am dreading the deluge of renters we will see again this year no matter their nationalities 90% a nightmare.
      According to the various rules and regulations laid down not one of these rental properties in my community meet the criteria for said purposes.

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