In summer, the tourist season reaches its peak recurrence phenomenon of illegal apartments that are rented out to foreigners and holydays makers. Only in July and August, it is about 35.000 apartment’s illegal rented out, as reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE).
Hotel and trade unions are talking about the unfair competition in the area and “pirate market” on the Costa del Sol it is so extensive during the summer months of July and August. Therefore, has the Treasury Department started a campaign to find hidden revenue. Since March have they controlled the apartments energy on Costa del Sol and so the authorities can see if the apartment is empty or are rented out.
According to the tax authorities’ technical department, técnicos Del Ministerio de Hacienda (Gestha) is 75.4 percent of 65.000 rental apartments in the province of Malaga on the illegal rental market. That is, revenue is not reported to authorities that the loss of an estimated 104.8 million Euros in tax revenues.
Most operations or rental goes through the Internet. It has become an opportunity for authorities to discover the “pirate market” of rental illegal apartments in summer.
It happens that people who rented an apartment has going to the authorities and complain that the apartment did not even have been at the beach as it has first been promised on the website on the Internet.After such notification, the authorities have found that the owners rented out the apartment illegal.
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