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    Ospitare responsabilmente in Grecia

    You can read this article in Greek and English.


    We’ve put together this article to help hosts on Airbnb become familiar with hosting responsibilities, and to provide a general overview of different laws, regulations, and best practices that may affect hosts. You’re required to follow our guidelines, like our Hosting Standards, and to make sure that you follow the laws and other rules that apply to your specific circumstances and locale.

    We recommend that you do your own research as this article isn’t comprehensive, and doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. Also, as we don’t update this article in real time, please check each source and make sure that the information provided hasn’t recently changed.

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    National taxes

    Tax is a complex topic. Your own tax obligations can vary based on your particular circumstances, so we recommend that you research your obligations or consult a tax professional to get more specific information.

    In general, the money you earn as a host on Airbnb is considered taxable income which may be subject to different taxes like rental tax, income tax, or VAT.

    Tax forms for Greece are due by 30 June each tax year. Check with the Directorate General for Taxation of the Hellenic Ministry of Finance to find out if you need to declare the amount you earn from hosting, which you can find in your host earnings summary. It’s also a good idea to find out if you’re eligible for other credits like tax reliefs and allowances.

    Free tax guide

    We want to make it easy for you to understand your tax responsibilities as a host on Airbnb, so we’ve partnered with with an independent third-party accounting firm to provide a free tax guide (available in Greek and English) that covers general tax information in Greece.

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    Regulations and permissions

    Greece implemented regulations for short term accommodation rentals through Article 111 of Law 4446/2016 and its implementing acts with regards to the sharing economy.

    It’s important to make sure you’re allowed to host on your property. Some examples of restrictions include contracts, laws, and community rules. Check with a lawyer or local authority to learn more about regulations, restrictions, and obligations specific to your circumstances.

    You can use the general info in this article as a starting point around hosting regulations and permissions.

    Definitions

    According to Greek law, a property is defined as an apartment, a house, or any other form of building with structural and functional autonomy, as well as rooms in apartments or detached houses.

    Greek law defines a short term rental as a rental of property completed through digital platforms for a specified period of less than one year.

    Any person, whether a citizen or a company, who manages a property used for short term rental purposes is defined by law as a short term leasehold property manager, who may be the owner of the property, the sub-lessee, or even a third party.

    Registration

    You need to register your property on the short-term residence register before you can create a listing for it on a digital short-term rental platform. You should list an bookings between 1st January 2018 onward on the register. By the 20th of each month, you should register the previous month's income from your registered property.

    The law doesn’t currently impose daily limits or other restrictions on short term rental properties. The law currently allows the government to introduce daily limits for specific geographical areas, such as small islands, but this has not happened yet. Also, in the case of co-hosting or co-ownership, which are subject to additional rules and obligations, we suggest that you contact your local councilor or tax consultant for further guidance.

    Lastly, the provisions of Greek law on short term rentals within the framework of the sharing economy don’t apply to tourist accommodation. If you have tourist accommodation, such as half-board accommodation, you should follow the relevant legislation. You may have to obtain a special operating license in accordance with the provisions of Articles 1 to 4 of Law 4276/2014 and Article 46 of Law 4179/2013. Managers of such lodgings aren’t required to use the short term residence register.

    Contractual agreements and permits

    Sometimes leases, contracts, building regulations, and community rules have restrictions against subletting or hosting. Review any contracts you’ve signed or contact your landlord, community council, or other authority.

    You might be able to add an addendum to your lease or contract that can provide clarity about concerns, responsibilities, and liabilities for all parties.

    Mortgage restrictions

    If your property has a mortgage (or any form of loan), check with the lender to make sure that there aren’t restrictions against subletting or hosting.

    Subsidized housing restrictions

    Subsidized housing usually has rules that prohibit subletting without permission. Check with your housing authority or housing association if you live in a subsidized housing community and are interested in becoming a host.

    Housemates

    If you share your home with others, consider making a formal agreement with your housemates in order to outline expectations. Housemate agreements can include how often you plan to host, guest etiquette, whether you'll share revenue, and more.

    EU consumer protection law

    According to EU consumer protection law, when you commercially offer goods or services online, you’re required to provide your customers with specific information. When you host through Airbnb, it’s considered a service. We have information and tools to help you decide whether you should identify as a hospitality expert and understand your responsibility to protect consumers in the EU.

    Misuse

    We’ll take appropriate action if anyone notifies us of potential misuse. We have guidelines to help local authorities report housing misuse.

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    Safety

    We care about the safety of hosts and their guests. You can improve your guests’ peace of mind by providing a few simple preparations like emergency instructions and noting any potential hazards.

    Emergency contact information

    Include a contact list with the following phone numbers:

    • Local emergency numbers
    • The number for the nearest hospital
    • Your contact number
    • A number for a backup contact (in case guests can’t reach you)

    It’s also a good idea to make sure guests know the best way to contact you in case of an emergency. You can also communicate with guests using messages on Airbnb as a safe alternative.

    Medical supplies

    Keep a first aid kit and tell your guests where it is. Check it regularly so you can restock supplies if they run out.

    Fire prevention

    If you have gas appliances, follow any applicable gas safety regulations and make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector. Provide a fire extinguisher and remember to maintain it regularly.

    Exits

    Ensure you have a clearly marked fire escape route. Post a map of the route so it’s easy for guests to see.

    Hazard prevention

    Here are some ways you can help prevent potential hazards:

    • Inspect your home to identify any areas where guests might trip or fall
    • Remove the hazards you identify or mark them clearly
    • Fix any exposed wires
    • Make sure your stairs are safe and have railings
    • Remove or lock up any objects that may be dangerous to your guests

    Child safety

    Some guests travel with young family members and need to understand if your home is right for them. You can use the Additional notes section of Listing details in your Airbnb account to indicate potential hazards or indicate that your home isn’t suitable for children and infants.

    Climate control

    Working appliances, like furnaces and air conditioners, can greatly affect your guests’ comfort during their stay. There are lots of ways you can make sure your guests stay comfortable:

    • Make sure your home is properly ventilated
    • Provide instructions on how to safely use the heater and air conditioning
    • Check that the thermostat is working correctly and make sure that guests know where to find it
    • Service the appliances regularly

    Occupancy limits

    Establish safe occupancy limits. Your local government may have guidelines.

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    Courtesy

    Part of being a responsible host is helping your guests understand best practices for interacting with your community. When you communicate local rules and customs with your guests, you’re helping to create a great experience for everyone.

    Building rules

    If your building has common spaces or shared amenities, let guests know the rules for those places.

    House rules

    You can include your house rules on the Additional notes section of Listing details in your Airbnb account. Guests usually appreciate it when you share your expectations with them upfront.

    Neighbors

    It’s usually a good idea to let your neighbors know if you’re planning to host. This gives them the chance to let you know if they have any concerns or considerations.

    Noise

    Guests book through Airbnb for lots of reasons, including vacations and celebrations. Let your guests know how noise impacts neighbors early on for a smoother experience.

    If you’re concerned about disturbances to your community, there are different ways you can help limit excessive noise:

    • Implement a quiet hours policy
    • Don’t allow pets
    • Indicate that your listing isn’t suitable for children or infants
    • Prohibit parties and additional unregistered guests

    Parking

    Communicate any parking rules for your building and neighborhood to your guests. Examples of possible parking rules:

    • Only park in an assigned space
    • Don’t park on the west side of the street on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to street cleaning
    • Street parking is only available from 7pm-7am

    Pets

    First, check your lease or building rules to make sure there isn’t a restriction on pets. If you allow guests to bring pets, they’ll appreciate knowing good places to exercise their pet or where they should dispose of waste. Share a backup plan, like the number of a nearby pet kennel, in case a guest's pet upsets the neighbors.

    Privacy

    Always respect your guests' privacy. Our rules on surveillance devices clearly state what we expect from our hosts, but some locations have additional laws and regulations that you’ll need to be aware of.

    Smoking

    If you don't allow smoking, we suggest posting signs to remind guests. If you do allow smoking, be sure to provide ashtrays in designated areas.

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    Insurance

    Work with your insurance agent or carrier to determine what kind of obligations, limits, and coverage are required for your specific circumstances.

    Host Guarantee and Host Protection Insurance

    Airbnb’s Host Guarantee and Airbnb’s Host Protection Insurance provide you with basic coverage for listed damages and liabilities. However, these don’t take the place of homeowners insurance, renters insurance, or adequate liability coverage. You might need to meet other insurance requirements as well.

    Host Security Deposit

    Airbnb offers you host security deposit and reception security protection. Please note that these guarantees do not replace the owner's insurance or the lessee's insurance or adequate liability coverage. Check with your local councilor to ensure that these guarantees exist where you are.

    Liability and basic coverage

    Review your homeowners or renters policy with your insurance agent or carrier to make sure your listing has adequate liability coverage and property protection.

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    Other hosting information

    Check out our hosting FAQs to learn more about hosting on Airbnb.

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    Please note that Airbnb has no control over the conduct of hosts and disclaims all liability. Failure of hosts to satisfy their responsibilities may result in suspension of activity or removal from the Airbnb website. Airbnb isn’t responsible for the reliability or correctness of the information contained in any links to third party sites (including any links to legislation and regulations).