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Old 23-07-2018, 07:23
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Default App for checking holiday rental legality

Verificador alquiler turístico
(called "Holiday rental check Mallorca" in the Google Play Store)
[by clicking on the globe icon in the app you can change the language]


Visitors to Majorca now have a facility that allows them to check if holiday rental properties are legal, i.e. that they are registered with and licensed by the tourism ministry.

The Fundación Bit has developed a mobile app which at present contains information for more than 14,000 licensed properties. The app was unveiled on Friday by tourism minister Bel Busquets. She was at pains to say that the app is not a search engine for finding holiday rentals and that it doesn't contain information regarding the prices for rentals. It is a straightforward tool that allows users to verify the legal status (or not) of properties. If rental accommodation isn't revealed through the app, it isn't legal.

It would seem that only around a half of registered holiday rental properties are on the app at the moment. On the tourism directorate general's website there is a list of all licensed properties in Majorca* - 28,953. This list can be consulted. As the information via the app isn't yet complete, it wouldn't be the case - as the minister states - that a property not on the app can automatically be considered to be illegal.

The app is available through Apple Store and Google Play. Its name is Verificador alquiler turístico and it is available in English, German, Catalan and Castellano.
*link to list of licensed properties at D.G. de Turisme website - http://www.caib.es/cathosfront/cens
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Old 23-07-2018, 11:55
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Great idea....

..So they've released an app which is incomplete and will therefore make half of the legal beds appear to be illegal thus dissuading more potential visitors.

They really are shooting themselves in the foot, while digging their own graves...
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Old 23-07-2018, 12:34
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Just tested the Android app which has an overall review score of 2.7 (of 5). The developer says it's an initial version but it ought to be seen as a first beta.

The app does help you 'find' legal rentals rather than purely verify them using a map search.
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Old 23-07-2018, 15:04
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Originally Posted by bobley View Post
They really are shooting themselves in the foot, while digging their own graves...
That's a hell of a trick...
There in spirit until the next time
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