Chiquita, there are many people who have bought holiday apartments in the area, principally for themselves but in order to fund their purchase they let their apartments out to tourists. Although it may not be recognised in law as tourist accommodation there can be no presumption that any of these people are not paying taxes. Where is your evidence?
If an apartment lies within a complex which is not legally authorised for tourism and this, as you claim, ruins it for other occupants, then clearly it is a matter for the Community to deal with. With all due respect, it is no business of yours or mine.
On the issue of insurance, like most other responsible tourists I have my own. Why do you presume that apartment owners do not have insurance? Where is your evidence?
Incidentally I have stayed in many self catering apartments in Los Gigantes and all of them are on ?the Orange list? so I have no self interest to protect.
I imagine that it is you and not I who presumes too much.
Finally, my belief that it was your business that you were promoting arises out of a perception created by you through your reference to your recruiting staff. My argument stands irrespective of who owns the business you are promoting and I note that you have not attempted to challenge its rationale.
Good luck with your promotion. Hope you get staffed.
It is hard to challenge rationale as you put it before you have made your comments. However now they are made I would say
a) If an owner has insurance (and I assume most if not all have) by renting illegally they render the insurance null and void. Anyone with half a brain knows that insurance companies look for any excuse not to pay so if the rental is illegal they have their get out clause. Similarly with the holiday-makers travel insurance, if there is a claim made specifically with regard to accident or whatever on the property they will expect the owners insurance to sort, not the holiday insurance.
b) Regarding the paying of taxes - do the owners go to the hacienda and say I want to pay my tax although I shouldn?t have been renting my property in the first place?
c) As you say it is neither your nor my concern how a community is run but when discussing the reasons why illegal lettings are being looked at surely this is also one of the areas to be considered. If I was to have bought on a Residential complex, I would hope it was for residents only and not to be filled with holiday makers who are enjoying themselves until all hours when there are people also living there who have to spend their days at work and need their sleep. It is selfish, as well as illegal of those who rent only to consider themselves and not the people it affects as presumably they are not on the complex but living in the UK or elsewhere in Europe.
d) I have not need to provide you with evidence of anything - I am not implementing the law, presumably those who are will have all the evidence they need.
Finally and I make no apologies for my opinion If people cannot afford the payments on property they wish to buy then they should look for somewhere they can afford, it is no excuse to say I will have it and be damned even though I know I am breaking the law.
With regard to who owns businesses and who does their recruitment for them, I am beginning to suspect we may have had this conversation before - if so you will be aware of the outcome