The regional government’s minister for land, energy and transport, Joan Boned, has announced that the government intends to regulate the renting of properties via a new law under which owners will have tax penalties for only renting properties in summer and tax bonuses for renting all year.

Boned says that the new housing policy will regulate “all the conditions that are revolving around the need and problems that exist, which are changing a great deal”.

“There is a large stock of housing that is closed for eight or nine months. This stock is available for two to three months a year, so that there is insufficient supply for the demand that there is. This should be regulated. We must find ways of preventing this situation.

As to steps that will be taken in this regard, Boned says that once it is known how many properties there are in this situation and the legal contracts, tax measures could be taken.

The UPyD party is one that has reacted to the government proposal. Its Balearic candidate for Congress, Natalia Prieto, has described it as a “Venezuelan” measure and has said that “it is unacceptable that those who govern do not know the law,” by which she was referring to a respect for private property.


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Steve / Hace over 6 years

What is wrong with the people that get these crazy ideas? - are they completely out of touch with reality ?

Nobody that has to work to live can survive here for 12 months a year, as there is no work in the winter thanks to businesses having to close down through lack of business. First of all we need to have tourists here 12 months of the year, - address this please if they want to do something sensible.


Andy Rawson / Hace over 6 years

The hotels only offer their accommodation for six months. Does that mean they will face tax penalties? No, thought not...One rule for the hotel mafia and one rule for the rest.