Parliament approves AirBnB regulation.

17 Jan 2020 By Panayiotis Z. Toulouras LLC

The regulation aiming to introduce the licensing framework and the setting of standards for the categorization and registration of self-catering rentals (AirBnB properties) was approved today at the Cyprus Parliament.

The regulation creates a register by the Deputy Tourism Ministry for listing self-catering accommodation for inspection and tax purposes but also regulates the licensing issues and lays down the technical and functional specifications required for self-catering accommodation.

After amendments were made to the initial bill, the regulation now covers furnished villas, residences or apartments which are not classified as a hotel or tourist accommodation and allows them to be included as self-catering accommodation in the DTM registry,

The owners of accommodation will have two years to comply with the new legislation and will be able to rent property freely without the approval of the building’s board committee.

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