Martina Nimac Kalcina: The introduction of rental restrictions would lead to a number of consequences
If the reason is really the overload of infrastructure, then it cannot be solved by bans, but by various projects that would improve infrastructure in cities, says Nimac Kalcina, adding that if it is really an issue of infrastructure, then those facilities used today to accommodate tourists cannot be used. nor for other purposes such as renting to tenants or for catering, because even in these cases the infrastructure is burdened. “For example, most private accommodation is rented only during the season, while tenants rent it all year round, and they, like everyone else, need infrastructure even more. In addition, renters’ benefits are constantly increasing precisely to solve these problems, and now they want to limit them to bans. Eventually, one could think about limiting the opening of private accommodation in the construction of new facilities, and not in the case of existing real estate. ” Immediately in the first sentence, Nimac Kalcina emphasizes that this is only a “possible proposal in a future law”, and once in the future the decision on the number of categorized facilities would be left to local authorities, proposals for such a restriction should be voted on and approved by city councils. “However, before such and similar proposals at all, “in some so-called future law “, I believe that the overall situation and possible consequences for all will be considered in detail, because it is not enough to just leave such authority to local authorities and expect everyone to act with equal attention of good businessmen, hosts and experts.”Warns Nimac Kalcina. Yesterday, the statement of the Minister of Tourism that he is considering a temporary ban or restriction on the opening of new apartments in a way that will allow cities and counties to restrict the opening of new apartments, raised a lot of media dust. When that would really happen, the question arises, what is the real intent and ultimate goal that such restrictions are intended to achieve? Cover photo: Pixabay.com Photo: Pixabay.com / illustration: HrTurizam.hr If private accommodation is banned from existing real estate, people should be told what to do with them then or will it simply be banned so what? What if, for example, you inherited a property you would like to rent to tourists and you can’t? Due to poor infrastructure, you can then neither rent it to tenants nor open a restaurant in the same What with such real estate? Will it be possible to issue such a ban on the “use” of certain real estate only for a certain period or permanently? Thinking about bans these days raises a number of questions. Nimac Kalcina lists only some of the questions that are immediately asked without deeper reflection and analysis: What is the period, maybe winter, when there are no guests anyway, or the season when you can only rent and earn something? If the prohibition is limited to a certain period of time, is it necessary to justify itdeadlines for the construction of appropriate infrastructure for that prohibited area, with possible penalties by local authorities in case of non-compliance with their obligations to upgrade the infrastructure ??? “I believe that the introduction of rental restrictions would lead to a number of consequences, including a significant decline in property values, which in turn opens the door to many possible gray areas of embezzlement.”Pointed out Nimac Kalcina and concluded that she believes that this is really only a possible proposal. RELATED NEWS: THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM IS CONSIDERING RESTRICTING THE OPENING OF NEW APARTMENTS? Among the first reactions for opinion on the topic of restricting the opening of new apartments for opinion I asked Martin Nimac Kalcina, president of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, practically the only institution that represents landlords and an unofficial spokesperson for the family sector.