I agree Gary and I also think the enforcement of this law will improve the quality of life for many who are resident in Spain but are overrun by basically illegal holiday lets and people who don’t behave themselves. Lets face it property owners have for years done very well from undeclared lettings.
The Spanish government have been forced by financial necessity to start enforcing their tax laws. It believe it will help transform the country further into a modern European state.
One of the reasons people wanted for criminal activity still flee to Spain is because there is a belief laws are not enforced. That may have been true in the past but things are changing. There is still a long way to go but the signs are there.