Government extends deadline for local accommodation to prove activity

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The government has decided to extend the deadline, which was due to expire this Thursday, until December 13th. Local accommodation owners have more time to prove that they have had clients in the last year.

Local accommodation owners will have until December 13 to prove their activity. The deadline was extended by the government this Thursday, before Prime Minister António Costa’s resignation was formalized.

The government has decided to extend the deadline for local accommodation registration holders to provide proof of their continued operation until 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 December 2023,” reads a joint statement from the ministries of the Economy and the Sea, Housing and Digitalization and Administrative Modernization.

The decision was based on a “high influx” to the platform and “constraints” in accessing it.

“Considering that, under the terms of paragraph 1 of article 21 of Law no. 56/2023, of October 6, the deadline would end today (November 7), and given that, due to the high affluence registered in recent days on the ‘RNAL – National Registry of Local Accommodation’ platform, there have been some constraints in accessing it, the Government decided to extend the deadline,” adds the statement.

Proof of activity was one of the requirements of the Mais Habitação package, which came into force on October 7. If they fail to do so, owners run the risk of having their local council cancel their Local Accommodation registration.

This will only not happen in cases where the LA service is developed in the owner’s permanent home, provided that this operation “does not exceed 120 days per year”.

This extension of the deadline partially responds to the request made yesterday by the Porto and North Local Accommodation Association, although it asked for a more “generous” extension.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
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