YEAR 2017 N.º 3

ISSN 2182-9845

Short-term rental agreements with tourists: a so-called local accommodation contract

Maria Olinda Garcia


rental agreements with tourists; short-term rentals; local accommodation; connected contracts; housing; holiday accommodation.


Private tourist accommodation is currently facing new legal challenges. This market sector is rapidly growing, mostly due to electronic platforms contracting, and creating various problems, such as the reduction of housing stock to rent to families and the nuisance caused by tourists in blocks of flats (condominiums). In this context, different sorts of agreements between hosts and tourists must be distinguished in order to show that different contracts should not be treated the same way. This article analyses these different agreements and focus on the legal regime of short-term rental contract with tourists.