Proposal to regulate vacation rentals in Mazatlan with a lodging license requirement

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The Tres Islas Hotel Association seeks healthy competition with houses, apartments and condominium owners

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- In order to generate healthy competition between hotels, apartments and condominiums , the Tres Islas Hotels Association proposes the control and regularization with an annual municipal lodging license.

The hotel leader José Ramón Manguart said that it is a matter of seeking balance in the provision of the service, which would also be decisive in competition and benefit for the consumer.

“It is necessary, for the good of the destination, healthy competition, to hold a working table with the State Tourism Commission and work together with the different actors in favor of a Mazatlan, which maintains balance and gives certainty to investment in the short, medium and long term ”, he considered.

During a private presentation to the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Óscar Pérez Barros, the current situation of Mazatlán in the rental of houses, apartments, and condominiums was presented.

Señalan a Gobierno por cerrar hoteles y no regular rentas de Airbnb y plataformas

He explained that the condominiums and apartments have domestic rates for drinking water and electricity, while that of the hotels is commercial, in addition to having to comply with health guidelines, state letter of no debt, pay lodging tax, property tax. income, payroll, value-added, letters of no municipal debt, property, Coepris license, health badge, payment of IMSS, Infonavit, generate jobs, move the economy, have a Civil Protection Plan, training, restrictions by the Covid-19 pandemic, and third party damage insurance payment.

According to estimates, some 5,000 units are rented in the state, including houses, apartments, and condominiums, while hotels amount to 12,000.

Manguart Sánchez explained that the proposal to regulate informal accommodation aims to comply with a series of requirements to obtain the accommodation license, ranging from the application, complying with the requirements and tax obligations, to verifying that the renter is the owner of the property.

In addition to creating a lodging license committee made up of hotel associations, real estate professionals, Canaco, Municipality, State Sectur, National Association of Real Estate Professional Intermediaries, of Mazatlán Tourist Real Estate Developers, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and Security Public.

This will bring benefits for the city, such as orderly and balanced growth, he said, as well as investment guarantees in the short, medium, and long term, fostering healthy competition, higher tax revenues to improve the city and harmony in towers and preserves, between community and tourists.

Source: elsoldemazatlan.com.mx

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