Everyone agrees that the so-called illegal tourist rental market needed to be brought under control, but I would say that with the new legislation the local authorities have failed miserably. I know that some home owners have decided to sell their property because they are unable to receive a rental income any more as a result of the legislation. The fact that you can no longer rent an apartment in Palma on a weekly basis has hit the local economy because tourists do spend. What the local authorities failed to take into account is how much this market has grown; there were literally thousands of apartments across the island on the rental market. The majority have now been removed.