Spanish islands to fine illegal tourist rentals

ReutersNewsPublished: August 8, 2017
Published: August 8, 2017

Spain's Balearic Islands will from Tuesday penalise landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros ($47,228) amid an increasing backlash against the effects of mass tourism across the country. As Sonia Legg reports, the move is an escalation in efforts to crack down on home-sharing sites such as Airbnb by city councils or local authorities in Spain.

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