The Public Health Authority of Reykjavík issued dozens of warnings recently to property owners that have been renting to tourists without the appropriate permits to do so.
Before would-be landlords can legally rent their house or apartment to tourists (or anybody else, for that matter) they must first apply for a permit to do so from the Public Health Authority of Reykjavík and the police, RÚV reports.
In order to apply for a permit, one must first secure other documentation from a number of other government departments, which, as anybody who has required documents from government offices knows, can be a time consuming task. So if you’re looking to rent out your apartment you had best start the permitting process now.
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