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Overview of the Holiday letting agreement

Rent out your property for a short term using the most popular kind of holiday letting agreement for private landlords, the rental agreement for a holiday home. This straightforward short term letting agreement will help you make some extra money renting your home for up to 3 months. This agreement makes it simple and quick to remove guests who refuse to leave or cause damage to your property. As a holiday home owner, use this holiday letting agreement to lay out payment terms, highlight your obligations in the rental of your property and clearly outline your guest's rights.

Use this holiday letting agreement

  • if you have a property that you want to let out as a holiday let
  • if the letting is for a short fixed term up to a maximum of three months
  • if the property is furnished
  • for properties located in England, Wales or Scotland

This holiday letting agreement covers

  • the payment of rent
  • the owner and guests obligations in relation to the property
  • a deposit being taken from the guest

A holiday letting agreement is an agreement between a landlord and holiday guest for a short-term letting of a holiday let property.

You will need this holiday letting agreement when you have reached an agreement with paying guests to rent out a holiday let property.

It is important to set out what you expect from your guests whilst they are at the property and what is included in the rental. If the guests do not leave at the end of the term or there are any problems you will want to take action quickly and with little time and expense.

The holiday letting agreement is for short-term letting up to a maximum of three months.

The landlord can ask for a deposit to cover the cost of any breakages or damage to the property or its contents. Unlike other agreements any deposit taken does not need to be placed in a tenancy deposit scheme. This is because the tenant is not letting the property on an assured shorthold tenancy basis.

An inventory is a detailed list of all of the items in the property that the guest can use. An inventory should always be made as it can be used to prevent disputes at a later time about the condition of items.

Ask a lawyer

  • if you want to let the property out for more then three months
  • for guests who will not leave the property or who have damaged the property
  • if the property is not a residential property
  • if the property is outside England, Wales or Scotland

This holiday letting agreement is governed by the law of England and Wales, or Scotland.

Other names for Holiday letting agreement

Holiday rental agreement.

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