Owner Responsibilities in Rome

Case vacanze a Roma

 

 

When you list a holiday home on HomeAway you are required to comply with the current legislation applicable for this activity. To avoid any misunderstanding please note that our site does not provide any legal advice on this topic and that the indications summarized below are only a general indication on the main legal provision of the Lazio Region and in particular of the city of Rome. We included also certain links that will allow you to have a better understanding on what are the applicable principles and your possible obligations.

 

 

Obligations for operating a holiday home in Rome (authorisations, reporting, etc.)

 

What is a holiday home?

In the help pages of HomeAway we use the term "holiday home" or "home for holiday" as a generic definition which does not refer to any specific legal meaning.

With holiday home we mean the accommodation facility, the property or the house that, according to the provisions of Lazio Regional Regulation number 13 of 16 June 2017, could correspond to a non-hotel accommodation facility or other form of accommodation such as accommodation for touristic use.

 

What are my obligations as an owner of a holiday home?

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If you would like to host tourists by opening a holiday home, please be aware that you will be required to fulfil certain administrative obligations.

Below you will find a list of the main obligations that you could be required to fulfil as an owner, but we invite you to contact the competent local authorities to know all the obligations applicable in your case:
 

a) Reporting to the Municipality

To start operating a holiday home you have to send, exclusively via online transmission, a notice of commencement of the activity (SCIA) to the SUAR (Office for business activities) of the Directorate for Tourism, Department for Tourist and Cultural Activities. The SCIA needs to include deeds and declarations proving certain functional and structural requirements needed in order to carry out the activity.

If you wish to start operating a holiday home in the Municipality of Rome, you need to send a SCIA by accessing the page www.suaproma.comune.roma.it.

 

b) Regional Identification Code

According to Regional Regulation number 14 of 2017, each holiday home in Rome (as well as in the rest of the Lazio Region) shall comply with all the necessary formalities in order to apply for a Regional Identification Code. The latter shall be displayed in each communication related to the offering and the promotion of the services for the public. If you already obtained a QR Code, please be aware that you can insert it between the images of your listing. For more information of the Identification Code click here.

 

c) Obligations regarding prices of the holiday home

With article 13 of Lazio Regional Law number 8 of 27 November 2013, the annual obligation to report the prices for the owners of accommodation facilities is eliminated. However owners/managers of holiday homes are required to display, in a visible way for the public, in the rooms and at the entrance of the facility, as well as in the websites and online pages of the facility, a tag with the maximum prices charged during the year.

 

d) Communication regarding the guests hosted in your holiday home

Certain information on the guests that stay in your holiday home shall be communicated to the Rome police station through the web portal Alloggiati web within 24 hours from their arrival or immediately if their stay will last less than 24 hours.

 

e) Reporting tourist flows

In addition to the obligations mentioned above, in general owners/managers of holiday homes are required to fill the appropriate ISTAT template related to the clients hosted in the accommodation facilities. This template is a form that all owners of accommodation facilities use to communicate data on tourist flows. It shall be filled and sent via online transmission, by visiting the site of the Lazio region www.visitlazio.com – Radar section.

 

f) Insurance coverage

The management of a holiday home might be subject to insurance requirements covering civil liability risks towards customers that will stay in the accommodation facility of the owner: please remember to have policy active before starting the activity.

 

g) Tourist tax

Remember that as an owner/manager of an accommodation facility, you might be required to collect and remit the tourist tax to the Municipality of Rome. For more information on the tourist tax, click here.

 

h) Waste tax

Finally please be aware that one of your obligations as an owner/manager of a holiday home is to fulfil your obligations with respect to the waste tax. For more information regarding the amount of the tax, please click on this link.


Taxes: stay tax in Rome

The tourist tax or stay tax is a local tax payable by visitors for touristic purposes, rather than business, per overnight stay at various types of accommodations (e.g. hotels, hostels, bed & breakfasts, vacation houses) located in the municipalities and cities that have adopted it.

It was originally introduced in 1910 exclusively for spa resorts, health resorts and beach resorts and was extended in 1938 to other tourist destinations. It was subsequently abolished effective  January 1st, 1989. Then, the stay tax was reintroduced in Rome Capital by Law no. 42/2009 effective from January 1st, 2011. Subsequently, the Legislative Decree no. 23 of March 14th 2011, ruling on the tax federalism, provided that certain cities enrolled in regional lists as cities of art or touristic places, may decide to introduce the stay tax, by mean of specific resolution adopted by the Board of the City.

 

Why does the Tourist Tax need to be paid?

The amounts collected as stay tax are aimed at financing actions taken for touristic purposes, including those adopted to preserve and maintain the touristic accommodation, cultural assets and public services.

 

Who is required to pay the tourist tax?

The stay tax must be paid by visitors for each overnight stay in the City of Rome Capital, except for the following exemptions.

 

Exceptions

  1. Minors under the age of 10;
  2.  Subjects who stay in youth hostels;
  3. Patients and those assisting patients at health facilities as well as parents accompanying minor patients under the age of 18;
  4. Drivers of coaches and tourist guides leading groups organised by travel and tourism agencies. This exemption applies for every 25 participants;
  5.  State Police or armed forces personnel.
  6. Subjects who stay at any accommodation facilities located in the suburban areas of Rome Capital called: Polline and Martignano.

 

How the stay tax is paid? Who is required to collect the stay tax? And to whom the stay tax is remitted?

The stay tax may be paid in cash or by credit card at the end of the staying period directly to the Manager of the accommodation , who will issue a receipt of payment and he will be responsible to remit the payment to the Municipality.

 

What is the amount of the stay tax?

In accordance to the Resolutions issued by the Board of Rome no. 44  of July 24th 2014 and no. 14 of March 18th, 2016,  effective January 1st 2016, the rates per-person of the stay tax  (for a maximum of 10 consecutive days during the calendar year at the same accommodation facility or 5 days in case of open -air facilities- camp sites and temporary parking areas -) are as follows:

The amount of the stay tax may be subject to modification. Please be aware that our website does not guarantee that the amounts indicated are correct and updated. In this regard, we recommend you to visit the page below, where you will find all the information on the stay tax applicable in the city of Rome.


Differentiated waste collection in Rome

An increasing amount of waste is being produced and must be managed in such a way as to protect the environment, reduce disposal costs and recycle valuable materials.

In the light of the above it is important to provide guests with guidelines on how to dispose of waste during their stay in the holiday home.

Keep in mind that there are both national rules and regional rules on waste management that are designed to keep the quantity of non-recyclable waste destined for the landfill or processed by incinerators or waste-to-energy plants to a minimum while recovering all reusable materials through recycling, thereby turning them into a source of wealth rather than pollution.

Please find below the latest rules for the city of Rome that must be followed by every guest in order to properly dispose of waste.

Municipality of Rome – Waste
Am a – Differentiated waste