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AVAT does not rule out the authorization of tourist rentals in multi-family homes in 2024

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The president of AVAT remembers that tourist zoning should be done in the island's municipalities. PHOTO: Radio Ibiza.


Joan Tur - Radio Ibiza
The Ibiza holiday home association warns that the European Commission may give the green light in 2024 to tourist rentals in multi-family buildings on the island and emphasizes that the island and local administrations have not done their job. And the fact is that zoning has not yet been done in the municipalities to establish the centers that could be classified as touristic. In any case, the president of the AVAT association, Roberto San Esteban, states that the Island Council has already made it clear that the green light would be given "to a small number of tourist places in the event that tourist rentals in apartments are authorized.

San Esteban highlights that Brussels must rule on the complaints presented by the vacation rental employers who work mainly in multi-family buildings. He points out that only in Ibiza is an express prohibition of this type currently in force, since only tourist rentals in single-family homes are regulated. For this reason, he points out that, in the event that the Commission confirms the green light for multi-family tourist rentals, the areas in which this offer can be regulated must be defined.

Do not grow in squares
Contrary to what he claimed a few days ago, the president of one of the tourist housing associations in the Balearic Islands, San Esteban, makes it clear that Ibiza should not increase places in vacation rentals, "because the island does not give more of itself and is saturated".

What they aspire to is to maintain the 21,800 places that were initially authorized. And, according to the president of AVAT, the current figure is around 19,700. On the one hand, because the moratorium in force closed the door to the regulation of some 700 places that were in the process of correcting a series of defects for which they were denied definitive authorization and which points out, they should be the first in power. be regulated if the moratorium is lifted. And to this we must add some 2,000 places that have left the holiday rental circuit in Ibiza in recent years, "either because they are rented all year round or because they have been sold, above all, to foreigners looking for a second residence in the island and are not interested in tourist rentals.

The president of AVAT also asks the institutions for more control to combat intrusion in the sector and warns of a large number of villas built in recent years that are rented as vacation homes without having any authorization, "and the same thing happens with some marketers that offer places, without being registered and without paying any tax for the exercise of their activity.


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