The Spanish Commission on Competition Recommends to End Restrictions on Turistic Apartment Rentals

12 March 2016, Comments 0

The Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) has released the preliminary findings of the study carried out on new models of service delivery and collaborative economy. Among them, it recommends greater freedom of access to the market of taxi and car rental with driver, as well as tourist use housing after the arrival of services like Uber and Airbnb.

In November 2014, the regulator announced its intention to launch a public consultation on the new models of service delivery between individuals, called P2P. Yesterday they released the results of the study carried out in recent months. The document, which contains a comprehensive list of recommendations, stresses that the collaborative economy and disruptive innovation represent an “enormous opportunity” to foster greater competition in the markets, while acknowledging that must be addressed this process transparently and taking into account all views.

Among the conclusions of this report, it requests more freedom of access to the housing market for tourist use after arrival by using services like Airbnb, while they think it should eliminate any kind of limit on the authorization of new touristic homes. It also suggests that the registration of such accommodation registration and any requirement of minimum or maximum stay should be finished.

You can read the full study there: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n65MjUaTmRLuZCqTIlqyWvobVqreR-iAzsz1mhxy2y0/edit?pref=2&pli=1

 

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