Already this season, a few "bad rentals" have been had by both Guests and Owners, but exactly "what" is to be expected from both parties? When to complain and when not to? When should a bond be deducted or retained? Read on .....
OBVIOUSLY rather important right now.
Owners and guests alike should be complying with all and any curent restrictions in place for the location of both the holiday home and the area the guest is travelling from.
As a guest: if you are offered anything that does not comply with current governmental restrictions: walk away! You are putting your holiday-group at risk if you don't! ENSURE your owner has specific clauses in the Terms and Conditions of your rental to cover any possible Covid-related issues. If your owner does not state a FULL refund (including your deposit) or the option of a date-change should an enforced lockdown ocurr at the holiday home location: walk away!
Owners: you MUST ensure you stay within the guidelines for your rental, and you MUST ensure you have covered any specific Covid-related changes in your Terms and Conditions.
Gas safety & electric safety checks are required in EVERY Holiday Home, regardless of whether they are rented out or not.
Gas safety is legally required annually, electric is every 3 years. For a rented Holiday Home:- these certificates should be displayed within the property.
PAT (Portable Appliance Test) requirements vary from park to park, so may or may not, be necessary at your chosen Holiday Home! If it is, you will clearly see each appliance's plug labelled with a small green sticker to confirm it has been tested, which will be dated and should be processed annually, (any appliance under 12-months old does not require testing.)