Palma calling for greater control of illegal holiday lets
Supreme Court ruling on tourist apartment lets "a great victory", but more needs to be done to stop illegal letting.
More inspectors for tackling illegal holiday rentals in the Balearics
Up to 60% of accommodation is expected to be open for Easter.
Antoni Barceló of the Habtur holiday rentals association with Jordi Mora of the Pimem federation in Mallorca
Antoni Barceló (left) of Habtur with Jordi Mora of Pimem.
Holiday rentals association not represented by a "branch of the government"
The decision to quit Pimem comes at a time when holiday rentals are very much part of the 'tourist overcrowding' conversation.
Holiday rentals represent 80 million euros investment per year
This is investment related to property maintenance.
Holiday rentals association predicting 80% summer occupancy
Habtur wants a health "traffic light" system that distinguishes between regions and whole countries.
Holiday rentals tourists down over 450,000
The fall in numbers was over the twelve months following Balearic legislation in 2017.
Habtur lodges second appeal against holiday rentals zoning
The appeal is against the Council of Majorca's zoning plan, which Habtur considers to be "unjust".
High Court admits appeal against Palma holiday rentals ban
The Habtur holiday rentals association calls the apartment ban "unjust".
Rentals association attacks government/hoteliers alliance
The government is now "governing exclusively on behalf of the hoteliers".
Habtur points to 19% increase in cost of residential letting
Joan Miralles, the president of the Habtur holiday rentals association, yesterday presented a report in which it is claimed that the cost of residential letting in Palma has risen by 19% in the past two years.
Legal action taken against holiday rental zoning
Palma City Council says legal challenge comes as no surprise but every business sector has rules and regulations.
Holiday rentals places will "disappear"
The Partido Popular is backing the holiday rentals association Habtur in challenging "prohibition".
Habtur accuses the government of wanting to eliminate holiday rentals
Habtur claims that 90,000 "regulated" holiday rentals place will disappear.
Palma to ban apartment holiday rentals
Mayor Noguera believes that Palma's decision will set a trend; the Habtur holiday rentals association "profoundly" disagrees with the decision.