Lisbon and Porto lose 30% of local accommodation licences

 In Local Accommodation, More Housing Package, News

Around 30% of local accommodation licences failed to make the December 13 deadline to deliver a proof of activity to city councils and have now had their licenses automatically cancelled.

Of the 30,553 registered local accommodation establishments, 8,866 failed to beat the deadline to deliver the proofs in order for them to continue to operate.
With the coming into force of the government’s More Housing policy, the owners of LA assets had a period of two month until the December 7 deadline to get their papers in by December 7 – a deadline that was extended by an extra week to December 14.
By the deadline, from a total of 20,033 active registrations, only 12,483 were submitted to Lisbon Municipal Council (62.3%). Those who had not submitted proof of activity documents (7,549/ (37.7%) on time will have their licences cancelled by the city council headed by Carlos Moedas.
In Porto, of the 10,520 active licences on the National Registry of Local Accommodation, 9,170 reapplications were submitted (87.4%) according to the council led by Rui Moreira. All told, 1,317 proofs of activity were not handed in.
Those proofs of activity that have been handed in will now be analysed by the council. According to the new More Housing rules, the holders of all active licences that are now cancelled will be prohibited from reapplying until at least 31 December, 2030.