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inhabitants holiday every places there

For every 100 inhabitants there are 21 holiday places

In Fuerteventura for every 100 inhabitants there are 21 holiday places.

In La Oliva, with a trend that does not stop, the ratio stands at 50 holiday places per 100 inhabitants

The numbers do not lie, although it is true that not all the housing problem is holiday rentals, it is no less true that in municipalities such as La Oliva, with 50 holiday places per 100 inhabitants, the data are absolutely devastating for a healthy housing coexistence.

In general, in the Canary Islands the average is 8 places per 100 inhabitants, and it is the second community after the Balearic Islands with these ratios, but what happens in La Oliva, or Yaiza, in Lanzarote, with a ratio of 60 accommodation places per 100 inhabitants, destroys the possibilities of accessing housing on an average income since expulsion from the system is a reality.

Licenses continue to be given for residential properties that are clearly vacations

Although we are all clear that vacations are one of the serious problems of housing on the island, the institutions apply a double standard with what happens. There is a protectionist discourse with the territory and that claims to safeguard the needs of the neighbors and on the other hand licenses are not stopped in rural areas such as Lajares, Villaverde, Tindaya or El Roque that continue to be "fodder for chalets for the vacationist". It leads to situations as Dantesque as there are more vacation places than there are people registered in El Cotillo.

The problem is reaching "complicated" dimensions for coexistence, to the point that the main industry in the area is left without labor because they literally have nowhere to live. In this sense, all the public officials of the last governments are responsible, but to date no one wants, in the municipalities, to "put the bell on the cat". "It doesn't matter, the more licenses they give, the more budget they have for stalls and to organize their things, and so all the land in our towns is consumed," says a neighbor.

Other towns on the island follow the path, such as Triquivijate in Antigua, some scattered in Tuineje, other areas of Antigua, also in Pájara, but it is the north where the problem is greatest and where people have looked the other way for many legislatures. In Antigua, the moment is beginning to worry as there are 38 vacation places for every 100 people residing in the municipality.

These centers are growing lacking infrastructure, and although some localities have doubled their population in the last 10 years, there is still no commitment to a sanitation network or to create recreational areas, or at least sidewalks in the streets.

The government wants a law to stop the nonsense

The Government of the Canary Islands, at the proposal of the Ministry of Tourism, intends to try to organize what the city councils have not done through a law that regulates holiday rentals, but panic took hold of the current rentiers of this modality, who affirm that "the holiday season came to democratize tourism", an issue to be taken into account due to the number of owners who live from this type of rental, with yields well above the average rent in a resident market.

The government, therefore, has plunged headlong into controlling a "seven-headed hydra", which the municipalities have not been able to, or want to control.
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At a risk of appearing racist which I am most definitely not.
The stats for Cotillo of more holiday places than inhabitants is not surprising given that a large number of one EU nationality just does not want to go on the Padron.
I number quite a few as friends and their logic I cannot understand.
Even using the old argument that the more on the padron the more Money our community will get from central government (they counter with "ah more Money for the politicos"
Todays article in canarias 7 is interesting as are the comments.

Of course there are also the Non resident Brits and other non EU persons with holiday apartments who are advised NOT to go on the Padron.
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