Homeowners who let their properties to holidaymakers are facing large fines unless they adhere to Spanish rental laws, the British Embassy in Madrid has warned this week.The warnings come as the Embassy says it has been informed of a number of cases where property owners have received fines of up to 30,000 euros after being caught renting accommodation without the appropriate permits.In response, the British Government, via the Embassy’s website (www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk), is now offering advice on short and long term lets.
Specifically in 2012, more than two million euros (2,041,350) euros will be earmarked to promoting projects and activities associated with self-employment, the social economy and corporate social responsibility. This money will be managed by the non-profit organisations and public and private universities whose projects are selected via the tender published on Monday in the Official State Gazette.
“This financial aid is intended to help drive entrepreneurship in Spain, so all those activities that foster the entrepreneurial spirit through self-employment, the social economy and corporate social responsibility will be given priority. Furthermore, any action aimed at commemorating 2012 as the ‘International Year of Cooperatives’ will also be considered priority”, said Miguel Ángel García Martín, Director-General for Self-Employment, the Social Economy and Corporate Social Responsibility.