Eleven illegal tourist rentals have been fined a total of 444,000 euros

Jun 1, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Post, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Image Eleven illegal tourist rentals penalised to the tune of 444,000 euros

-A single marketer faces a fine of 80,000 euros for renting out two properties in the same building in Ibiza.

-Another marketer faces a fine of 4,000 euros for obstructing the work of an inspector.

The Department for the Fight against Intrusion has decided to impose eleven sanctions in ten cases resolved over the last month: one of 80,000 euros and nine of 40,000 euros each, for the marketing of illegal tourist homes in the towns of Eivissa, San José and Santa Eulalia. Also, within these proceedings for illegal rentals, a citizen has been fined 4,000 euros for obstructing the inspection work of the Consell Insular.

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Eleven illegal tourist rentals have been fined

These eleven sanctions, totalling 444,000 euros, have been processed after the tourist inspection service of the Consell de Eivissa reviewed these properties, and found infringements in the area of tourism due to advertising, contracting and marketing of the properties without having presented the corresponding responsible declaration of commencement of tourist activity or prior notification.

The highest sanction, 80,000 euros, corresponds to two flats advertised by the marketing company itself in a residential building in the municipality of Eivissa and which have been processed in the same case.

Another sanction corresponds to an illegal tourist rental that was advertised through the social network Facebook, in the Nice & Cheap group.

In the municipality of San José de Sa Talaia, a marketer was sanctioned for carrying out the activity of a hotel establishment on a farm without a licence: with reservations and occupation of rooms independently by different clients with a price per night, restaurant and bar service, with staff who were in charge of these tasks at the time of the inspection. The marketer of this rental property obstructed the inspection work, without providing information or allowing the inspectors of the Consell to access the rooms, which entails a penalty of 4,000 euros.

All the dwellings described are not susceptible to tourist commercialisation on the island of Eivissa. The advertising of all of them was carried out without having presented a declaration of responsibility for the start of the tourist activity, and without being registered in the Island Register of Tourist Companies, Activities and Establishments. The properties were advertised on platforms and social networks with availability calendars, check-in and check-out indications, booking cancellations, and other services.

The Councillor for the Fight against Intrusion, Mariano Juan, pointed out that “all offenders end up paying the fines imposed”, as there are three ways in which the administration ends up receiving the amount of the fine: either through the voluntary payment period, in which the offender benefits from a reduction in the fine; or through forced payment, in which the Treasury intervenes, in which the procedure continues until the offender is found and the amount of the fine is seized; or through the voluntary payment period, in which the offender benefits from a reduction in the fine; and, in the event that the offender is a foreigner, as he/she remains a debtor in our country, he/she will no longer be able to operate in Spain, since, as soon as he/she has any type of economic income in the country, the Tax Authorities will detect it and resolve the forced payment of the amount owed.

Throughout this year 2024, the Treasury Department of the Consell Insular de Eivissa has already collected more than 153,000 euros in penalties for illegal tourism.