Barcelona to abolish holiday flats amid housing crisis

Updated June 22 2024 - 2:10am, first published 2:08am
Barcelona will scrap the licences of 10,000 apartments currently approved as short-term rentals. (EPA PHOTO)
Barcelona will scrap the licences of 10,000 apartments currently approved as short-term rentals. (EPA PHOTO)

In a drastic move to resolve its acute housing shortage, the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona plans to abolish holiday flat rentals by the end of 2028.

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