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This page was created at the request of Talent Realty customers, in order to explain how the Vacation rentals works and how to avoid problems.

Read carefully! The article is a bit long, but worth every minute of your time.

Orlando vacation rentals is one of the best options for families and friends specially business travelers and groups seeking for affordable Orlando villas with privacy, economy and comfort. In this aspect the Orlando vacation homes are unbeatable.

Convenience: Those coming to travel to Orlando with family groups wants to remain together. How nice would it be to have a barbecue with friends and family, play billiards, watch a good movie and spend time with your kids. Interaction is the essence of friendship. And the Orlando vacation homes are ideal for party of 6-18 people and they offer full kitchen, barbecue grill, private pool, cable TV, DVD player, high speed Internet, games room, playground and more. Many hotels also offer a similar infrastructure, but each family could occupy a different room and maybe different building or floor, it is very hard to release the kids alone, most of the times they end up confined in the hotel room.

Privacy: Being together with family and friends is always good, but sometimes the intense relationship stresses. Fight between children, lack of patience of the elder. So, nothing better than having your own room to rest. With a vacation home you decide when you want to be with family or friends in the living room, the kitchen, the pool or in the games room and when you need to be to on your own room. Usually the rooms are for two people and can be suites with private bathrooms.

Economy: When traveling alone, any hostel can be a good place to sleep; any burger can be a meal and any airport bench can become a bed for 8 hours, if the fare is worth it. But when traveling with kids and grandparents that changes everything. Traveling with the family is all good, but the expenses can be a lot more! This is yet another advantageous aspect of the Orlando vacation homes. Generally, the cost per person is lower than the hotels and all services are already included in the daily rate (internet, cable TV, laundry, refrigerator, parking) - you will not have surprises at the check-out. But the main thing is being able to cook at home and not having spend extra going to a restaurant. Besides being a delightful time preparing food with your family and friends retains the familiar habit, preserves the good humor, the provision of group and mainly provides huge savings.
When deciding what's best for investment, we advise you to understand the Orlando real estate

There are basically two ways to Orlando rentals: Long-term and season (both regulated by state and local authorities).

Long-term rents, always with more than 180 days period, are intended for permanent housing - not tourism. So most of these properties are unfurnished delivered to the tenant bring your change. In this case:
- The tenant is responsible for connecting water, electricity, cable TV, telephone and internet .
- The value of the condominium and property tax (property tax) are paid by the owner who has included them in the rent.
- The rent is payable monthly on the first day of the month;
- Waiving the guarantor presentation when paying a deposit (equivalent to 1 or 2 month’s rent).
-- Requires an application for financial and criminal profiling check the tenant and other property occupants.
- Any property can be rented by long term;
- In Florida, do not impose taxes (Sales Tax) on this operation

The Orlando vacation homes, always with maximum of 180 days (6 months) are intended for transient occupancy - tourism. Therefore, most of the properties are delivered with full furniture, kitchenware, bedding, bath and table. In this mode:
- The consumption of water, energy and telecommunications is already included in the rent as well as the values of condominium and property tax;
- The value of the entire period of the rent is paid in advance - about 6 weeks prior to arrival at the property;
- It requires a deposit of about US $ 500.00 to repair any damage to the property;
- There is a mandatory check-in procedure, where it collects identity of guests and credit card data of the responsible for the lease. If damages exceed the amount of the security deposit, the excess amount will be charged on the card;
- NOT EVERY PROPERTY CAN BE RENTED FOR SEASON. This mode must be authorized by the Association of Residents and the County (City Hall);
- In Florida, charge up two taxes on this transaction (Sales Tax - ICMS) and (Tourist Development Tax). Together represent between 12% to 13% of the rent;

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ORLANDO VACATION RENTALS

- Make sure that the property can be holiday rentals. Some owners believe that the county will not know what you do wrong. This is a wrong bet! When the County Tax identify the offense, and all will be severely punished.

-Generic homes vs Specific homes. The most experienced travelers already know the difference.
  • Generic homes are homes of which is known for only general characteristics, such as number of rooms, it has a private pool and games room. The location is described as Disney area (which is quite inaccurate and comprises a distance of 15 Kilometres). Generic houses are generally offered by major tour operators and travel portals.
  • The Specification on the houses, the tenant knows exactly what are renting: number of rooms, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, property size, pattern and furniture, bedding configuration, if there is a garage, private pool and game room. It is also reported the location of the community where is the property is located and the distance of the main attractions of Orlando. Thus, it is possible to assess whether the price is compatible with the property rental.
- Evaluate whether the price is compatible with the quality of the house. As in any market, be wary of low prices. More so in America, where the cost of hand labor is high. "Compare apples to apples." Remember that for every purchase of generic houses, prices are set by the average quality and average location of the houses. This means that some lucky customers will receive better house than average, but, others receive houses below average. If you want to take the risk, you can make some savings however that is not worth it.

A matter of security, staff and most experienced owners NOT disclose the address of the house before to verify the identity of the lessee. Consider this: If you were staying in vacation rentals, would you like to have your house be released in the website with all the informations?

- Speaking of security, many of our clients ask whether it is safe to Orlando vacation rentals. The answer is YES. In fact, lately, it is safer than booking hotel rooms, because there has been a wave of thefts in hotels (Inns) of the city. Incidents with houses exist, but in a very small level. Chances are you will not have problems if you take some basic precautions, such as:
  • Give preference to gated communities with electronic gate and guardhouse;
  • Be sure the shop packaging, mainly electronics, exposed in general household waste - dispose them into appropriate containers;
  • Prefer houses with electronic locks, where each guest has a unique password that expires soon after their stay. Avoid homes that share keys and access codes
- Find out who is the property management company that cares for the property/ Vacation Rentals. Many care only about who is brokering the leases and end up forgetting to investigate the suitability of the Orlando property management.This company or person is fundamental to the tranquility of your stay. What if your water heater stop working at 8 pm? Who do you call? What is the emergency response policy? Which the local service structure? How many maintenance employees? How many vehicles in the company's business? In the past decade, with strong price competition appeared the direct rental sites for owners. The obvious idea was to eliminate the process administrator and, of course, cut "costs." Soon this idea proved to be disastrous, and renters understood that they were "cutting" essential services to their well-being. Quality assurance, technical support and customer care services are incorporated into the rent that should not be discarded. You would rent a hotel room where there was not a receptionist, the maid or maintenance personnel? Of course not! The same criteria should be applied to Orlando vacation rentals.

- what is best is when the agent himself who rents the house also manages the property, as there is a commitment to quality since the signing of the contract until the day of check-out. As he has complete control of the service chain, you can deliver what you promise and ensure greater customer satisfaction. When the agent depends on a third-party administrator (the tenant does not know) can pop up a "push play" - where one pushes responsibility for problems to another, and the lessee is in the middle of it without having the problem solved.

Check if the agent is properly licensed in the United States. Florida is also required a license called Seller of Travel. This license ensures that your agent meets all the legal requirements of a travel agent, and more importantly, is insured against damage that can be used to compensate customers for problems arising from its services. . On the website of the Department of Consumer Protection, the State of Florida, you can check if your agent is licensed or if there are complaints against him.

- Look for companies with offices near vacation homes, that shows the members of the technical staff and supplies are allocated. Remote offices indicate that the tenant will wait a long time for meeting their demands. Also investigate the office opening hours and is ready to receive visitors (Welcome Center), with city information and maps, or just a formal address where the company operates.

Who do we recommend?

When deciding what is best: to rent vacation homes in Orlando or booking multiple rooms, you must understand the real estate market in Orlando

There are basically two ways to Orlando vacation rentals: Long-term rents and season rents (both regulated by state and local authorities).

Long-term rents, always with more than 180 days period, are intended for permanent housing - not tourism. Most of these properties are unfurnished and the tenant has to bring your own furniture. In this case:
- The tenant is responsible for connecting water, electricity, cable TV, telephone and internet .
- The value of the community and property tax are paid by the owner who has included them in the rent.
- The rent is payable monthly on the first day of the month;
- Waiving the guarantor presentation when paying a deposit (equivalent to 1 or 2 month’s rent).
-- Requires an application for financial and criminal profiling check the tenant and other property occupants.
- Any property can be rented by long term;
- In Florida, do not impose taxes (Sales Tax) on this operation

The vacation rentals, always with maximum of 180 days (6 months) are intended for transient occupancy - tourism. Therefore, most of the properties are delivered with full furniture, kitchenware, bedding, bath and table. In this mode:
- The consumption of water, energy and telecommunications is already included in the rent as well as the values of community and property tax;
- The value of the entire period of the rent is paid in advance - about 6 weeks prior to arrival at the property;
- It requires a deposit of about US $ 500.00 to repair any damage to the property;
- There is a mandatory check-in procedure, where it collects identity of guests and credit card data of the responsible for the lease. If damages exceed the amount of the security deposit, the excess amount will be charged on the card;
- NOT EVERY PROPERTY CAN BE RENTED FOR SEASON. This mode must be authorized by the Association of Residents and the County (City Hall);
- In Florida, charge up two taxes on this transaction (Sales Tax - ICMS) and (Tourist Development Tax). Together represent between 12% to 13% of the rent;

Vip Homes - Orlando Vacation Rentals

Vip Homes (Orlando Vacation Rentals) is a specialized tour operator in vacation rentals. Its mission is to offer a new proposal of Orlando vacation homes to dissatisfied tourists that had bad experiences before. Vip Homes is well qualified for every way you could put to make your vacation better. Visit the web site www.orlandovacationrentalsvip.com to Vocation Rentals in Orlando!