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There have been rumours of fines being issued in the Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago area
for Holiday Letting without the proper licences and management. 

Does anyone know anything about this?

What are the fines for renting holiday apartments to tourists illegally?

The following scale of fines is imposed for the illegal renting of holiday apartments:

For minor offences, up to 1,500?.
For serious offences: between 1,500 and 30,000?.
For very serious offences: between 30,000 and 300,000?.

Very serious offences for tourist activity are those where:
Holiday apartments are being let to tourists by anyone who has not registered with the General Registry of Tourist Companies, activities and establishments or who does not hold the compulsory licences and permits for the undertaking of tourist activities as regulated by the Law for the Regulation of Tourism.

It appears that the last fine can also be made against the Community as a whole.

coldandtired

Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • How do I know whether the complex I rent in has a touristic licence? and does it make any difference to me?
    I rent in Hibisco 2 a couple of times a year and have done so for several years now, before that I rented in Tamara. ???

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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
    « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • There have been rumours of fines being issued in the Los Gigantes and Puerto Santiago area
    for Holiday Letting without the proper licences and management. 


    Has anyone actually been fined?  I am concerned of the word "Rumours" above.  Knowing what this village is like for rumours, is this another try at making a mountain out of a molehill and worrying people unnecessary?

    orange

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    « Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • Has anyone actually been fined?

    That is what I am trying find out.

    Rumour or no rumour someone outside this area has written this elsewhere.
    I am repeating it here because it concerns this area.





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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
    « Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • you are starting this rumour orange;  you've obviously got the pip about something.

    you will kill the village if you carry on scaremongering.  is that what you want?   who do you think eats and drinks in the restaurants and bars?  if it was just the residents there would be many, many bars and restaurants closing. the hotels are all inclusive, the people there will not eat out.  who keeps the taxi's going?  and the souvenier shops?  not the day trippers....!

    propertys arent selling, so who will buy yours? tourists are not harming anyone, in fact they are keeping your property price afloat.

    so what is your problem you mouldy bad tempered old fruit?

    as i have said before, go and squeeze yourself. you are harming our beautiful village with your rumours.

    orange

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    « Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • General Discussion
    Feel free to talk about anything and everything related to Los Gigantes in Tenerife

    Funny title this - Lets not discuss what others are talking about outside this area,
    even when it is about this area.

    If this is a rumour, I did not start it.

    Whether or not it is a rumour, it is something that has started elsewhere and is in print.

    Is it not better to know about this on the Forum that in some way represents the area?

    This Orange is obviously too fresh...

    phoenix

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    « Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • I recall that this topic came up several years ago. I think I'm right in saying that the general consensus at the time was that the motive for raising it was that some stuck up residents (swallows I think) didn't like the company of tourists traipsing through their complex.

    Just as a matter of interest Orange, do you live on a complex, is it frequented by holiday makers, does it have a licence and do you find tourists troublesome?

    orange

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    « Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010 »
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  • Answer: No

    But I can see where you are coming from - apart from casting aspersions on swallows as being stuck up.

    One minute they are the life blood of the place and next to be put down when required (or not required).

    Can the next contender please sign in.



    « Last Edit: May 31, 2010 by orange »

    phoenix

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    « Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010 »
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  • Contender for what?

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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
    « Reply #9 on: June 01, 2010 »
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  • Methinks Orange is a total prat - and should not be encourged. Amen!!

    orange

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    « Reply #10 on: June 01, 2010 »
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  • Judge dredd - hotel vista was illegal. I thought you had your finger on the pulse. Just more hot air from so called experts on LG.

    Your first post 2 years ago - this is your third.

    Taking the opportunity to insult someone again...


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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
    « Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010 »
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  • I was trying not to reply to comments by orange (note the lower case) but just can't resist. Hotel was illegal - how would you feel if you stayed nearby and were subjected to tour buses several days a week?
    On another subject,  L G and Santiago are terriffic  places but, in my opinion are just not promoted properly. I would be interested in comments from the SENSIBLE people on this site on suggestions about how things could be improved.
    orange ( again note the lower case) that lets you out!!!!!Amen

    orange

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    « Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010 »
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  • Of course you were trying not to reply - because that is the way this Forum operates.

    'Sensible' takes on a whole new meaning.

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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
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  • I was trying not to reply to comments by orange (note the lower case) but just can't resist. Hotel was illegal - how would you feel if you stayed nearby and were subjected to tour buses several days a week?
    On another subject,  L G and Santiago are terriffic  places but, in my opinion are just not promoted properly. I would be interested in comments from the SENSIBLE people on this site on suggestions about how things could be improved.
    orange ( again note the lower case) that lets you out!!!!!Amen

    My suggestions for ways in which LG could be improved include.... (1) Refurbish the church square. (2) Improve car parking by opening the new car park in Puerto Santiago and possibly restricting main street parking in LG to 3 hours. (3) Tidy up the approaches to LG, particularly the new road from the fisherwoman "fountain" in the Playa Arena direction.  (4) Fix the fisherwoman fountain - this was a masterpiece when it first opened. (5) Develop the harbour area which has enormous potential, e.g. by eliminating parking along the shop frontage, resurfacing and extending the pavement cafes towards the harbour edge.  I would have included improving the local road direction signs, many of which were pointing the wrong way, but I understand these have now been corrected.  

    I realise these don't address "promotion" of the area, but I am sure they would do a lot to develop tourism.
    « Last Edit: June 07, 2010 by Tanemera »

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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
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  • All very worthy suggestions, although I would have thought the priority for tourism would be to get the beach and cliff face situation sorted.  Other municipalities have had the good sense to repair damage to their beaches and concentrate what monies they have to important tourist areas - ours of course is, according to reports, concentrating its efforts on paying for lawyers to get our top man off the hook.

    Controversal.... me?

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  • All very worthy suggestions, although I would have thought the priority for tourism would be to get the beach and cliff face situation sorted.  Other municipalities have had the good sense to repair damage to their beaches and concentrate what monies they have to important tourist areas - ours of course is, according to reports, concentrating its efforts on paying for lawyers to get our top man off the hook.

    Controversal.... me?

    I totally agree, in fact I was about to add this to my list, along with a real priority to sort out the sewerage polution along the coast, of which I have photographic evidence!  Not much point in fixing the beach if the water is not up to standard.  I believe that the man who runs the gift shop next to Paul Ruane's Mega Store is trying to put together an action group to address what steps could be taken to improve LG.  Anyone else heard about this?  It seems a good way to bring the locals' opinions to the attention of the Ayutamienta in a positive and constructive way.

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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
    « Reply #16 on: June 07, 2010 »
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  • Well, to be honest, I recommend you do not hold your breath - you could well be quite purple by the time anything happens.

    You only need to look at what happened to the section on this forum for asking questions and putting suggestions forward, as soon as any heat was generated the link between residents and the council withdrew, or was withdrawn.  In any event, since that achieved nothing and considering the link himself was British I somehow doubt much will happen anytime soon.

    Anyway, next year is election year ................ we can live in hope

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    Re: Complexes Without Touristic Licence
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  • I totally agree, Mr Max.  It took 6 years of campaigning to get the road signs sorted (hopefully!).  Councillor Stephen Gerald McKenna gave me a great deal of support on this issue, making at least two site visits and arguing the case with those responsible.  Maybe, just maybe, an independent group with some local businesses involved might be able to influence how future budgets are allocated.  
    « Last Edit: June 07, 2010 by Tanemera »

    poolepirate

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    « Reply #18 on: June 07, 2010 »
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  • I totally agree, Mr Max.  It took 6 years of campaigning to get the road signs sorted (hopefully!).  Councillor Stephen Gerard gave me a great deal of support on this issue, making at least two site visits and arguing the case with those responsible.  Maybe, just maybe, an independent group with some local businesses involved might be able to influence how future budgets are allocated.  

    I hope you mean Councillor Stephen Gerald McKenna as Stephen Gerrard is the Captain of the England Football team. I have my concerns that neither of these men can perform the miracles expected of them.
    « Last Edit: June 07, 2010 by poolepirate »

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  • Thanks for the correction.  Must have got carried away with the footie!  I have corrected my mistake.