"When you hear about typical holiday areas, you have to be very careful. Most houses are second homes and the creation of preventive or inclusion zones may mean weighs up for illegality, that is, we stop those who are already in a position able to legitimately, really rather uncommon, "he said. president ALEP, Eduardo Miranda, in statements to the Lusa agency.
The new rules of the sector came into force, which came into effect on October 21, allowing burghs to intervene in a local housing authority and establish areas of inclusion, "by regulation and with informed discussions", to "protect the social reality of neighborhoods and places."
"One of the great dangers of this measure that empowers the chambers to create such conservation zones are busy decisions," said Eduardo Miranda, who argued that "this can happen only in areas where there is an effective remainder. "
According to the local housing representative, the issue of overloading with clear indicators must be confirmed, "otherwise it can create a series of premature decisions and contextual pressures, political pressures that have huge consequences."
So far, from 308 Portuguese portfolios, only two have announced the prevention of new registrations of local accommodation, Câmara de Lisboa a Câmara de Mafra, but "others have already been mentioned, even in the Algarve, "said president of ALEP.
The decision of the Lisbon Chamber to suspend the authorization of new registrations of local accommodation establishments came into effect on November 9 and covers the Bairro Alto, Madragoa, Castelo, Alfama and Mouraria areas.
In Mafra, the borough decided on 2 November to stop for accommodation to allow new local tourist accommodation in the center of Ericeira for a year to control the growth of those organizations and not compromise housing demand.
Porto Maer, Rui Moreira, assured on the 23rd October in the Municipal Assembly that the borough will not do the same with Lisbon and restrict new local property licenses in the city.
The decree, which makes the second amendment to the license system for the establishment of local accommodation establishments, states "to protect the social reality of the neighborhoods and places, the council a city that is applicable to a territory to approve, by regulation and with discussing the existence of inclusion areas by parcel, wholly or partly, for the installation of new local accommodation, and may set limits on the number of local accommodation establishments in that territory, which could consider percentage limits proportionate to real estate available for housing ".
In comprehensive areas, which must be evaluated at least every two years, "the same owner can only operate a maximum of seven local accommodation establishments", a criterion that applies only to organizations that are # 39; the power of the law.