Leasing a Holiday Home

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Is there anything else to consider once I’ve secured a holiday home booking?

When paying the rent and/or security deposit to secure the holiday home, ensure that you receive a detailed receipt for the amount of monies paid and what the payment is for. 
 
A real estate agent is required by law to give you a trust account receipt for any monies paid.  Ask the agent or the landlord how and when your security deposit will be refunded to you. 
 
Before moving into the holiday home, you should conduct an inspection of the property.  In some cases the inspection will be carried out in the presence of the owner or agent.  During the inspection you should note down any existing damage, what is contained within the property and any missing or faulty appliances. 
 
It is important to write your comments down and highlight the matter with the owner or agent prior to the commencement of your tenancy in order to protect your interest in the leasing of the property.  This will help you avoid any disputes when you complete your stay. 
 
Remember, you will be responsible for any damage to the property or its equipment, fixtures and fittings if it is caused through your negligence.  You are not responsible for damage to items that are regarded as ‘fair wear and tear’.
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