Holiday lettings: Landlords must report to the Police all guests aged 16 or over

Raymundo LarraĆ­n Nesbitt, July, 12. 2018

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By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers
16th of July 2018


As a general rule, all holiday lettings in Spain must report to the Police all guests aged 16 or over.

Following Spain’s unpopular ‘Gag’ Law, landlords must fill in a registration form on entry of their guests. This registration form must be then sent to the Police or Guardia Civil for every guest  aged 16 years old or older within the next 24 hours of the accommodation following Security Laws from 2003 (Orden INT/1922/2003, de 3 de julio, sobre libros-registro) and from 2015. Registration forms must be stored by landlords for a period of up to three years for the inspection of the Security Forces.

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