How to rent an apartment on vacation

Written by Posted On Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:31

When it comes to organizing the expected holidays, renting an apartment becomes an alternative for those who want to escape from hotels and enjoy the freedom that gives life, for a few days, without schedules or routines and with the sea or the mountain around the corner from the corner. If you choose the option of renting a house for holidays, you must take into account that there are three ways to do it: go to real estate agencies that offer this type of service, launch yourself to look through newspaper ads in search of the house that satisfy our tastes and preferences, or browse the numerous web portals such as Ellicottville Real Estate dedicated to the vacation leasing of apartments. In all cases, as indicated in these lines, once the apartment has been chosen, it is advisable to draft a written contract to avoid misunderstandings between landlord and tenants.

The signal

Once you have selected the property you want to rent, it is time to deliver a signal, that is, a figure that is usually around 20% or 30% of the final price. This amount guarantees the reservation of the apartment to the tenant and will be deducted from the total amount that must be paid for the stay. However, the amount of the signal varies depending on the demand and availability of the home.

It is not strange to ask the future tenant for a sign that represents one hundred percent of the stay, because in this way the owner ensures, upon cancellation of the tenant, the rent payment without losing the opportunity to lease it to another person.

The most common way to make the payment of the signal is the bank transfer. If in the end the rent is made from private to private, it is recommended that, before making this payment, the tenant makes sure that the owner of that account and the owner of the house are the same person. To do this, you can ask for a document that proves that the owner of the apartment is who he claims to be and thus avoid potential cheating.

The Contract

At the time the signal is received, it is recommended that the landlord provide the tenant with a seasonal rental contract in writing. This process is essential since it avoids a multitude of problems that may arise if the deal is made between individuals and without written documents.

It is considered as a seasonal lease that is not intended to satisfy the tenant's permanent need for housing. The only requirement is that the leasing of Holiday Valley Realty is done by seasons, be it summer or any other. In addition to summer rentals, other types of seasonal leases are frequent, such as apartments in winter seasons for skiing months, or that of country houses during the hunting season.

The rental agreement must include:

•    The identity of both parties, landlord-owner, and tenant-tenant.

•    The identification of the leased property.

•    The initial rent of the contract, which also includes the accommodation, the cleaning of entry and the expenses of water, gas, and electricity.

The document will also define the duration of the stay and include date and time of entry and exit, and other clauses that the two parties have agreed upon, such as, for example, the payment of a deposit, money used to guarantee compliance with the law agreed between both parties.

The bond is usually a specific amount that ranges between 10% or 20% of the final price in biweekly rents, or an entire monthly fee if a property is rented for the entire summer season. In case of non-compliance or damage and deterioration of the floor, the deposit will not be refunded.

Before signing

Before signing the contract, it is advisable that the owner carry out an inventory that includes the items that will remain on the floor, as well as the state in which they are located; On the other hand, the lessee must verify that the items that are put on the list are present and that their description is in line with reality. This simple procedure avoids possible disputes once the contract between the two parties has ended.

Once this is done, and always after the signature of the document, the keys are handed over: the tenant pays in cash and in advance the agreed figure, discounting the signal given, while the owner gives a couple of games of his keys.

As long as the contract signed between the landlord and the tenant states so, the tenant must bear in mind that any delay in the eviction or return of the keys may result in a penalty for each day or fraction of delay.

On the contrary, what happens if the tenant cancels his stay before occupying the property? In this case, what happens is that the signal given as a reservation for the stay is lost by the future tenant. In this way, the owner recovers part of the money he lost by not renting his apartment to another potential tenant.

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