Week in Review: Elections, housing, squatters, water supply and no beach bars
The stories that made the headlines this week in Mallorca.
Access to Palma housing getting tougher
Access to housing at an affordable price in the Balearics will continue to be one of the major issues this year.
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.
Balearics battling the seasonal accommodation crisis
"Usually I've been able to find a house. This time I'm waiting to see two rooms. I can't get anything else."
Town halls welcome powers to regulate holiday rentals
In coastal municipalities there are different needs and concerns. Much will depend on decisions made by the Council of Majorca.
Balearics is running out of new housing
“We are on the point of this becoming a serious problem.”