By modification of the Law for Hotels and other Tourist Establishments of 2019 and 2020, a Register for the registration of “Self-Service Accommodation Establishments”, has been created and obligates any owner that wishes to use his/her accommodation as Self-serviced accommodation establishment, to submit the relevant application, for the registration to the mentioned Register.
According to the provisions of the Law, self-serviced accommodation is divided into 3 sub-categories:
- Furnished Villas
- Furnished houses
that will be used for touristic purposes, but do not constitute hotels or touristic accommodations established by the relevant Law.
The entire registration process of the self-service accommodations is done exclusively through an online platform on the website of the Ministry of Tourism.
It is noted that the owner(s) of the self-service accommodation, can advertise and/or rent the self-service accommodation, provided that it is registered in the Register of Self-service Accommodations and has received a special sign and registration number, which need to appear on the advertisement and/or in the promotion of the accommodation, as well as in all relevant transactions.
Further, it is crucial to mention that for the above-mentioned procedure the applicant(s) must be registered with the Tax Department, and the VAT Department (if applicable), and the accommodation needs to have a planning/building permit and to be insured.
The applicant(s) are obliged to apply, separate applications for each self-service accommodation.
This registration is renewable every three (3) years.