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France: changes to Chambre d’Hôte regulations

Regulations for B&Bs in FranceRunning a B&B in France? The French government has recently redefined what they class as a chambre d’hôte (bed and breakfast) under the Chambre d’Hôte regulations. Depending on how you run your B&B, it may mean that you need to apply for hotel status.

What is a ‘chambre d’hôte’?

You need to comply with the regulations if your lodging:

  • Is a B&B in France, i.e. providing overnight accommodation plus breakfast
  • Is in your own home, i.e. the house you live in – your permanent residence (this is the recent change)
  • Has no more than five bedrooms for 15 people

Change to Ley de Costas coastal law in Spain

26 April, 2013
Ley de Costas coastal law in Spain

The Spanish government has relaxed the strict Ley de Costas law of 1988, which was designed to protect the coastline from over-development and erosion, as well as keep it open to the public. The protected land area has been decreased from 100 metres back from the public maritime border to just 20 metres. The land beyond the 20-metre point will now fall under more lenient municipal planning laws.

For more on this, visit: www.spanishpropertyinsight.com

Hotels vs holiday rentals: Spanish government’s new draft law

25 April, 2013

spain villa If you own a holiday rental property in sunny Spain you should be aware of the Spanish Department of Housing’s new draft law, says the Association of Holiday Rental Managers in Madrid (Asotur). If it’s passed, the regulation of residential rentals in Spain will be handed over to the 17 regional governments, some of whom may restrict short-term residential lets in tourist hotspots to boost business for local hotels.

However, the full details and scope of the law are yet to be released. We’ll post here again once we hear more about it. In the meantime, you can read more by visiting www.spanishpropertyinsight.com