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Fines for unauthorised Local Lodging

NALLE logo-red 30%The penalty for letting furnished accommodations to tourists without a license (registration with your local Council) is as follows: for Individuals: €2,500 to €3,740.98 / for Companies: €25,000 to €44,891.22 The same fines also apply to the absence of an Energy Efficiency Certificate that is mandatory when conducting property related activities.

New Web Site rules

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Web sites promoting unauthorised holiday lets are also subject to fines

According to the “Jornal de Negócios”, aside from “supply and availability”, also the “advertising and brokering” of illegal accommodations is considered a misdemeanour, subject to fines of up to €35,000, and sanctions including closure of the activity.

Websites that advertise offerings and mediate bookings of unauthorised holiday lets also risk being fined and see the penalties applied.

Police Patrols

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If you will be leaving your home unattended during the Holidays, you can request frequent inspection rounds by local police. You can sign up for this free security service at the nearest GNR or PSP police Station.

IMPORTANT NEWS – LL renewals

The Government is tying up some loose ends:
 
Home owners who rent out their property to tourists, have to prove to the City Hall until December 28, 2014 that they registered their activity with the Tax Office, otherwise they risk losing the Local Lodging License (Alojamento Local). 
This way, the state wants to make sure it receives taxes from all businesses.

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