Elaine, I can't believe there have been 6000 fines. There are about 2400 private properties advertised on OwnersDirect in the Canary Islands. If they only account for 10% of the total (and I'd think they represent far more than that), then 25% of owners have been fined, and I'm sure there would have been a massive outcry. Further, another thread on this forum suggests that most of the enforcement activity has been in Tenerife, but the Tenerife section of this forum is silent on the matter. The largest group on Owners Direct is on Lanzarote, where I live, which has just under half of the total, and I'm only aware of one reported fine here.