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Pay Attention To Details In Rental Agreement

Mar 16, 2008
Understanding the basics of rental property agreements will go a long way toward reducing the stress of planning a family vacation. A general understanding of what the agreement provides and does not provide should be sufficient for most situations. Owners and managers of some properties will be more open about the details of the agreement while others may not provide information or explain the fine print unless the renter demands it. But it is always better to have too much information, rather than not enough.

Experienced travelers who use rental properties on a regular basis will emphasize that the agreement is usually not as complicated as some would like to make it. In fact, the special words that apply to rental properties and the "legalese" included in many contracts is easily understandable to most vacationers. It may take a little time to become familiar with the document but this will be time well spent. Getting the stress of signing an agreement out of the way is important, certainly, but not so important that it should be rushed.

As you read the document, remember to read everything, even the fine print. Even if the details are not understood immediately, the general knowledge derived from the reading could be helpful later. In many cases there are really two documents or sets of documents. These agreements usually include a contract that sets out the price and how long you will stay. This contract also spells out how damages and loss will be handled, if something occurs during the time you are occupying the property. Tip: Be sure to clear up any doubts or questions about additional fees.

One key item in the contract that should never be left in doubt is the cancellation clause. Many rental properties contracts allow the individual or group to cancel the reservation up to a certain time before the schedule day of arrival. Usually this is 24 hours or 48 hours, depending on the needs and wants of the owner or manager. This is important information to have in case an emergency prevents the family or group from making the trip. Other items listed in the basic rental contract might be: check out times, check in times, features included in the price etc.

A second document that renters may encounter is the user agreement, which spells out additional details on how you can use the property and what the signer may be responsible for. If there are clauses covering specific damages and clean up, this is where you might find them. For those who want details about group and community activities, additional amenities and added services, the user agreement will often be the placed to look.

While the vast majority of property owners, managers and renters will come to agreeable terms without a second reference to the contracts and agreements, it would be wise to make sure that "everything" is in place before money changes hands or signatures go on the dotted line.
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Greg Hansward wrote at large for http://www.alicante-spain.com , a website about villas to let and costa blanca villas. On his site you can find his articles on costa blanca villas and villa rental costa blanca.
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