Published: 22 Dec 2015 09:02 GMT+01:00

The Local es

Barcelona’s left-wing city hall has slapped home rental websites Airbnb and HomeAway with fines for marketing lodgings that lacked permits to host tourists.

With the aid of a software programme, the town hall detected listings for 1,891 lodgings that did not have proper permits on Airbnb, and another 3,929 on HomeAway, it said in a statement.

Each have been issued a fine of €60,000 ($65,000).