Short-term rental (STR) owners in Lisbon have protested in front of the Parliament, raising concerns over new legislation that would cut down on STRs. According to local media, the Local Accommodation Association in Portugal (ALEP) have come together with their joint concerns about the potential of new measures’ impact on their business and the industry. The legislation includes measures such as the forced leasing of vacant houses, the end of golden visas, as well as the suspension of new local accommodation licenses. The government proposal includes a solution for the housing crisis, which includes renting but also imposes more restrictions on local accommodation. This is the main reason for sparking opposition and mobilization of accommodation owners across the country. The measure will be under review in the upcoming weeks.
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