When building or buying for local lodging purposes, in a combination of letting and own use, it is advisable to install separate utility meters for each unit. Service providers may want to apply a commercial tariff to LocaL Lodging. With separate meters, the owner’s private unit is not affected by the commercial tariff.
Home owners who advertise with online service providers need to make sure that their AL number is visible: If the service provider does not offer a separate field for this important information, it is best to add it to the property name: eg. “Villa Diana – AL 33756”.
S. Cruz Council on Madeira Island is working on a plan to install an EcoTax for tourists in their district, “to implement significant improvements in terms of the council’s territory and environment”.
According to the plan’s introduction made in Lisbon in September, the tax would be applied only to hotels and be based on the number of nights sold.