Short stay accommodation in Lisbon continues apace

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Registrations for local short-stay accommodation aimed at tourists in Lisbon continue to rise according to Lisbon Council.

In Lisbon there have been 1,108 registrations with the city council in a month, half of which are in Lisbon parishes where pressure and demand from tourists is greatest.

Some of the race to register applications for guest houses, holiday lets and rooms in private homes is down to stricter regulations governing guest houses and bed and breakfast which come into force in two months time.

According to a report published on Sunday in Diário de Notícias, in little over a month 1,108 fresh registrations were made for short stay accommodation in the capital, double the number of registrations made for the same period last year.

By 9 August registrations for 836 new short-stay premises were made — the equivalent of 34 per day with a daily average of 14 since the start of the year.

Under a new law approved by parliament which has yet to come into force, Lisbon City Council will suspend the opening of new short-term accommodation aimed at tourists in typical Lisbon neighbourhoods that are most under pressure from short stay accommodation.

The Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, has already said that he will use this law in neighbourhoods most under pressure from short term holiday lets, namely Alfama, Castelo and Mouraria.