Holiday letting law

New Holiday Letting Law Redrafted

Update December 2018 The supreme court has ruled that the proposed new letting law should not contain the clause restricting owners of properties in tourist areas from applying for a licence for short term letting. In the ruling they stated that the clause was “contrary to the principle of freedom of enterprise guaranteed by the…

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John Hadland

Leeds Man Missing In Lanzarote

Update 1100: John has now spoken to his family in the UK and is safe and well at the airport. They are working on getting him home. The family of John Hadland are desperately trying to locate him, following his disappearance here in Lanzarote on Wednesday evening. 34 year old John was staying at Apartamentos…

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Freemasons Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s Freemasons welcome masons who live on the island and those visiting on holiday. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month from October through to April, and then monthly through the rest of the year to practice for upcoming meetings. Their meeting room is in Argana Alta, Arrecife. They provide financial support to…

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Dominic Murray

Artist Dominic Murray Dies

Lanzarote resident artist Dominic Murray died suddenly on Tuesday and is a sad loss to the island. Doncaster born Dominic had been resident in Lanzarote since 2003 and made his name here initially painting goats. In recent years he produced some stunning seascapes and exquisitely detailed portraits. After a career working on the sets and…

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Canary Islands tourist tax

Canary Islands Tourist Tax

From time to time British newspapers get worked up and write articles suggesting the implementation of a Canary Islands tourist tax, similar to the one enacted in The Balearics in July 2016. A tourist tax is an additional payment made once you get to your destination and is paid in local currency. It’s not included…

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When Concorde Came To Lanzarote

It was on 18th November 1999 when G-BOAC, a British Airways Concorde, landed at Arrecife airport. She was bringing in passengers who were due to embark on a luxury cruise setting out from the island. Word went out, and the airport surroundings were filled with people to watch the aircraft as she landed and taxied…

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