Owner Responsibilities

If you want to rent your holiday apartment or holiday home to guests, it is important to be familiar with the local legal requirements. You are best seeking information from your town or municipal administration about regulations that affect you as an owner.

In order to support you, we have put together some information for you. This information is not, however, legally binding. We also emphasise that we accept no liability for the correctness, completeness, or currentness of the content presented here.

The renting of holiday apartments or holiday homes is subject to different requirements and laws which must be observed. These may be valid for the whole of Austria or differ depending on federal state or municipality.

This includes, among other things, tenancy law, registration law, reporting obligations, tax and council tax, as well as trade regulations.

The effects of these regulations for you as an owner can be manifold.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive; other regulations might apply for the whole of Austria and single or multiple federal states or municipalities.

All of Austria

Please select your state:

States

Burgenland

The federal state of Burgenland provides relevant information for owners in Burgenland. For further information refer to the Burgenland tourism law website.

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Kaernten

Relevant legal information on the topic of private leases in Kaernten can be found on the websites of the relevant municipalities

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Lower Austria

The federal state of Lower Austria provides relevant information for owners in Lower Austria. For further information refer to the Lower Austria tourism laws website.

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Upper Austria

The federal state of Upper Austria provides relevant information for owners in Upper Austria. For further information refer to the Upper Austria website.

Selected regulatory sources
Calculation of the interested parties fee (Interessentenbeitrag):

Salzburg

The federal state of Salzburg provides relevant information for owners in Salzburg. For further information refer to the Salzburg local tax website.

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Styria

The federal state of Styria provides relevant information for owners in Styria. For further information refer to the Styria brochure on overnight stays.

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Tirol

The federal state of Tirol provides relevant information for owners in Tirol. For further information refer to the Tyrolian owner services website.

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Vorarlberg

Relevant legal information on the topic of private vacation rentals in Vorarlberg can be found on the websites of the relevant municipalities.

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Vienna

The City of Vienna has collected relevant information for owners in Vienna and made it available at www.sharing.wien.gv.at. Further details can be found here.

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