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This page is only designed to give you an overview of some local requirements, but it is your duty to know and comply with the local laws. misterb&b is not a legal adviser : you should read carefully the relevant laws and contact a local adviser or the local authorities for further understanding.

The Comunidad Valenciana has adopted different regulations on tourist accommodations, specially decree 92/2009 on “viviendas turísticas”.

 

Definition

According to article 2 of Decree 92/2009, “viviendas turísticas” (tourist accommodations) are defined as “los inmuebles, cualquiera que sea su tipología, cuyo uso se ceda mediante precio, con habitualidad, en condiciones de inmediata disponibilidad, y con fines turísticos, vacacionales o de ocio”. A tourist accommodation will be considered to be rented “con habitualidad” (on a regular basis) if it is let by “empresas gestoras” or by Hosts to Guests through tourist marketing channels (like misterb&b).

According to article 4 of Decree 92/2009, “empresas gestoras de viviendas turísticas” are defined as the legal or natural persons “cuya actividad profesional, principal o no, consista en la cesión a título oneroso del uso y disfrute de, al menos, 5 viviendas turísticas, con independencia de su ubicación o no en un mismo edificio o complejo y de cuál sea el título que les habilite para hacerlo.”

 

Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turísticas de la Comunitat Valenciana (Registro de Turismo)

 

  • For viviendas turísticas : every “viviendas turísticas” must be registered, whether they are managed directly by Hosts (owners / tenants) or by “empresas gestoras”. The registration can be completed online or in-person at the “Servicio Territorial de Turismo” of the province of location. Both “Comunicación del inicio de la actividad” and  “Declaración responsable” can be found here. For more details about the registration procedure and useful contact, visit this page on the Generalitat Valenciana official website and refer to capitulo III of Decree 92/2009.
  • For empresas gestoras : If an Owner is renting more than 4 viviendas turisticas, he/she must register as “empresa gestora”. The registration can be completed online or in-person, to the “Servicio Territorial de Turismo” of the province in which are located most of the “viviendas turísticas” managed by the “empresa”. Both “Comunicación del inicio de la actividad” and  “Declaración responsable” can be found here. For more details about the registration procedure and useful contact, visit this page on the Generalitat Valenciana official website and refer to capitulo II of Decree 92/2009.

 

Viviendas turísticas standards and requirements

  • Classification. 3 categories of “viviendas turísticas” : “superior”, “primera” and “estándar”. Anexo of the Decree 92/2009 lists the dimensions, installations, services and more for each category. We highly encourage our Hosts to refer to this Annex. Hosts must certify to which categories their accommodations belong at the time of registration. The category must be specified on your listing.
  • Services and prices : some services must be included in the price of the rent, like access to swimming pool or the provision of electricity and water. See capitulo V of Decree 92/2009.

 

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Under article 10 of the Decree 92/2009, the registration number of the “vivienda turística” must be entered on your misterb&b listing. To include registration numbers on your listing(s), go to “edit my listing” > “address when you are connected on your misterb&b account.

 

Security laws

All Guests are required to fill in a registration form (parte de entrada) provided by the Host, at the check-in. A copy of each filled-in registration form must be communicated to the Police for every Guest over 16 years old (it can be done online). The originals must be kept by the Hosts for 3 years. To understand better your duty, see Orden INT/1922/2003sobre libros-registro y partes de entrada de viajeros en establecimientos de hostelería y otros análogos”.