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Yesterday the Andalucian Parliament took a step forward and passed a law to legalise 25,000 rural properties in the province. That’s good news indeed for rural home owners that might be worried about the status of their properties if all the relevant checks weren’t made when they first bought them. According to the newspaper “El Día de Córdoba” there are more than 300,000 irregular properties in the region. This doesn’t mean that they are necessarily illegal but there are irregularities with their classification or build size. What impact will that have on owners here in the local countryside of Málaga province? We will just have to wait and see.

The two articles attached from the newspapers are in Spanish but if you copy and paste the text into Google Translate then you should be able to get the general idea of what they are saying.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM EL DÍA DE CÓRDOBA: El Día – Palamento Andaluz regulizar viviendas 20-07-16

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM EL DIARIO SUR: Diario Sur – Legalización Viviendas 19-07-16

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All of Spain’s seventeen regions experienced an increase in mortgage approvals last year, indicating that confidence has returned to the Spanish property market.

The number of mortgage loans for residential dwellings in 2015 rose by 19.8% to 244,827, compared with the year before. The total amount of loan capital also increased, by 24.1% to €25.9 billion, according to data from the Central Statistics Unit.

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If you own a property in Andalucia and rent it out as tourist accommodation you are more than likely aware that you now have to register your property before Andalucia’s Tourist Registry (ATR). The law, formally known as the Decree 28/2016, of 2nd of February de viviendas con fines turísticos, is a code of conduct that must be adhered to if you are renting out a holiday property.

In this article we take a look at some of the requirements that your property will need to meet in order to make sure that you, and your property, are on the right side of the law.

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A total of 12.96 million people travelled to and from Spanish airports in January, 12.3% more than in January 2015, according to latest data by airport management company Aena. With January setting the upward trend it is predicted that 2016 will be a bumper year for tourism.

There was a rise in the number of passengers taking domestic flights as well as international flights; 4.35 million passengers took a domestic flight, representing an increase of 13.9% and the number of people taking an international flight increased 11.6% to 8.53 million.

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