Reply To: purchasing for holiday home/ short term let


Hi Mike / Mark,

I’m also looking to buy in Barcelona but a little unnerved by the changes in the tourist license laws. I’ve been told it’s still a good time to invest in a rental flat if you’re prepared to only take tourists for rental periods over 30 days. People have suggested language students for example might be interested in a 3-month rental? If I go down this route would I still need a permit for periods beyond 30 days and have to register with the local authorities? I want to do everything legally so I’d also be interested to know if I can get insurance for tenants coming in and out every couple of months?

I suspect a property lawyer might be my first port of call but would be great to hear any insights you might have. Many thanks.