Spain-Holiday removes 275 illegal tourist properties from its holiday let platform

  • The company's managing director claims that his rental website "complied 100 per cent with the law"

Holiday rental platform Spain-Holiday, based in Malaga, has removed 275 rental properties within the region that were not on the Andalusian Tourism Register from its database.

"Ever since the regulations for tourist properties came in in 2016, has been collaborating with the regional government and encouraging clients, owners and property managers to comply 100 per cent with the law," said Jannich Petersen, the company's managing director.

"This process has been laborious and some of our clients have had a lot of difficulties getting onto the register but we are very grateful that they have made the effort," he said.

Removing properties from the database, however, has a major impact on portals such as these. While conceding that it has affected business, Petersen said that he hoped to be able to get these 275 properties back on the database "little by little".