Blog: May 2017

Changes expected in short term holiday rental laws.

THE year was 2012. Owners of tourist apartments on “Utopia Island” were closely monitoring the legal situation regarding the rental of their properties to tourists following years of systematic persecution by the tourist authorities.
Fear and uncertainty was rife. Everyone agreed that something had to be done about the “unfair” and “monopolistic” laws restricting how properties may be rented to tourists, but nobody appeared to have any real answers.
Meetings were held, plans were drawn up and action groups were formed. Group leaders pushed their individual agendas, mostly borne out of ego or financial interest.
The common theme among all groups was to pressure the authorities into reviewing or changing the law, or to challenge the law through the courts.
However, the general consensus among the more influential members of the tourist industry and the community was that such action, in the short term, would be a complete waste of time.

  • Posted on: 25 May 2017 by lee