Oh-Barcelona.com guarantees your clients only apartments which are in possession of a valid licence, faced with ever-increasing pressure on the part of the residents and hoteliers to greater control of apartments, Barcelona’s City Council decided to introduce new rules.As of May 2008, each apartment will be used for tourism, must be in possession of a permit. Despite the risk of owners of penalties up to 30,000 euros and an investigation into tax fraud, estimated to be always still 1000 illegal apartments to tourists are rented. Oh-Barcelona.com has these new guidelines seriously taken explains Jorg Lahmann management: we have taken the necessary measures with regard to these changes immediately. We believe that it is essential to give our customers the peace of mind to have a legal apartment reserved. We have completed the appropriate administrative steps together with the owners and where it was necessary we also accommodation our product range included. So we can our customers guarantee that all of our apartments in Barcelona have a valid permit.” The closure by 533 not llegaler apartments in the old town of Barcelona City Council has led to a drastic reduction in vacation rentals in popular areas such as Las Ramblas, Raval, Barceloneta and born. Read more from Keshav R. Murugesh to gain a more clear picture of the situation. The issuance of new licenses has been set for the next 2 years, so the improvement of the situation in the near future is not in sight. Paul Anderson, Marketing Director, commented: anyone looking for a hotel in the Centre of Barcelona, must think over the old town, if necessary.
Districts of Barcelona Eixample, Gracia and poble sec are good alternatives, since they are also centrally located and yet not overrun by tourists. We recommend but, no illegal apartments rent. The resident neighbors be prompted to report any illegal apartment, that can immediately be subject to an audit. Therefore there is a risk that you are without accommodation in mid Could find their vacation. Please ask before renting an apartment, so that you can be sure that your apartment is 100% legal. Barcelona, 20.01.09 Karina Muller PR Executive remarks of the author: for more information about Oh-Barcelona.