I am grateful to René Campen of Hestria, administrator of complexes, for drawing my attention to Ashotel’s new provision of a means to denounce illegal letting through the hoteliers’ association itself, with all the weight it carries. Moreover, Ashotel will take the information put into the form on THIS page and denounce not just to Turismo, but also to the tax office.
Ashotel itself says its collaboration with the tax and tourism authorities is intended to put an end to what it classes as unfair competition which damages the island’s reputation and its tourism quality, and is directly aimed at inreasing denuncias of illegal letting in the main tourist areas. The form will allow anyone to inform – as owner or concerned person – on any situation where illegal letting is thought to be taking place, either by the property’s owners or by agents unauthorized by Turismo.
Ashotel says that it will only be able to issue denuncias in its own name for those who are its members but will assist fully anyone who is not an Ashotel member who wishes to make a denuncia. It says that both the association and the Agencia Tributaria guarantee informers anonymity and total confidentiality.