How to Earn Excellent Rental Income Through VIVA-Cánovas
Give Us Your Keys... and Relax!
So your Costa del Sol property has been sitting empty for most of the year – or for extended periods when you are not using it yourself – and you are keen to earn valuable rental income. You have come to the right place.
At VIVA-Cánovas we provide comprehensive legal guidance and an extensive range of professional support services to ensure that, when you rent out your house, the process is both straightforward and financially rewarding.
Renting out your house through VIVA-Cánovas is as convenient as buying a bottle of Champagne (or cava) from the local supermarket, popping the cork, savouring your first chilled glass – and beginning the celebrations. That is... celebrating all those euros flowing into your bank account.
Our Rental Services
When you rent out your house through VIVA-Cánovas you can be sure your keys are not only in the hands of the most reliable holiday rental agents on the Costa del Sol but also with professionals who are the most qualified and capable of maximising your rental income.
Our experienced team of specialists take care of every detail involved in renting out your house, from key pick-up to key drop-off: covering paperwork, legal guidance, property management, cleaning, gardening and other homecare services.
How to Rent Out YOUR House with VIVA-Cánovas Holiday Rentals
Here is some key information outlining the general process and main requirements we (on your behalf) will be taking care of when you entrust your home to us...
Your First Step
The focus of our first meeting will be to determine your rental plans and expectations, and how to accommodate these and – if necessary – adapt them to the market reality. We will outline the paperwork and administration that is required, determine the booking conditions, and prepare a rental schedule for the relevant period. If there are any special offers available (for example, discounts for long stays) or restrictions (pets, smoking) these should be specified.
The next step is to provide a detailed description of your property, highlighting its key features and special options. This should cover...
- Municipality and specific area/suburb
- Built and plot area sizes
- Type of property – villa, townhouse, apartment, farmhouse...
- Orientation – beach-facing, frontline golf, mountain view...
- Number of bedrooms and capacity
- Bathroom(s) – bathtub, shower-only...
- Kitchen – independent, open ”American-style”...
- Security – video entry system, gated community, fenced garden...
As for special facilities, these vary from property to property – and budget to budget – but should be specified as an added attraction for potential clients. They include: internet access, satellite TV, terrace, sundeck, garden, fireplace, gym/fitness centre, sauna, indoor hot-tub, individual or communal swimming pool (including opening and closing dates, and garage and/or parking.
Other optional extras and services, provided for an additional fee, would include arrival out of the scheduled period, early check-in, late check-out, baby high chair, cot/crib, extra beds, transfer service, etc.
All properties offered for holiday rent are subject to certain administrative requirements, including a licence to use the property for tourist purposes and a first occupancy licence or equivalent document.
The following documentation is required to register your property with the Junta de Andalucía (regional government), as an officially approved holiday rental home...
- Copy of the property’s title deeds
- Nota Simple (officially verified property report/description)
- NIF or NIE (fiscal number) of the property owner
- Copy of house insurance policy
- IBI receipt (town hall property tax)
In addition to official documentation and administrative procedures, all official holiday rental properties are also subject to other requirements related to amenities and services. These include...
- Direct air circulation from all rooms to an outside area or terrace – as well as provision of a light-blocking system.
- Adequate furniture, furnishings, homeware and home appliances (including instructions) in accordance with the number of beds offered and guest occupants.
- Air-conditioning in all rooms.
Guests should also be provided with a first-aid kit, a list of emergency telephone numbers, and contact information to be in convenient touch with the agent and guest liaison coordinator.
Interesting enough? Now ready to rent out your property?
For a full personalised explanation of what information and documentation you will need to provide, contact the holiday rentals specialists at VIVA-Cánovas...
Arrange an appointment now