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Legal requirements for letting a holiday property in France

  How to register your furnished rental property Are you aware that the increase in privately-managed rental properties has meant a tightening up of legal requirements for letting a holiday property in recent years? More and more people are renting out their properties on online booking platforms such as Airbnb so the French government has […]

14 pre-summer jobs to get your chalet guest ready for summer

Find out OVO Network’s top tips for getting on top of those spring jobs you don’t have a chance to do during the season at your chalet in the French Alps.

Taxe de Séjour: What’s new for 2019?

In recent months there have been major changes to the rules on the taxe de séjour, and there are more to come in 2019. This article will summarise the situation and tell you of the planned changes from January 2019.

Debbie Bradbury – The must-know person for chalet owners

Meet Debbie Bradbury, an English born expat who has spent half of her life living in France. Debbie works for the accountancy firm SAREG and her help and advice has been invaluable for many of our Chalet owners over the years.

Everything you need to know about the new changes to the Taxe de séjour

Some important changes have come into effect to the taxe de séjour from June 2018. In this post we will go through these new changes so that you know exactly what’s expected of you as a host.

Do I really need to provide a welcome basket?

Offering a Welcome basket gets the holiday off to a very good start. Some owners plan for guests to leave with their gifts, a reminder of their wonderful holiday once they are home. Other owners offer gifts to be used while guests are in staying in the property. Here are a few suggestions, and a few practical tips to inspire you.

Our Top Tips for attracting and keeping loyal repeat guests

Loyal repeat guests are the aim of the property rental game. Guest feedback gives invaluable info about why a property works well or if there are some small issues to address.

Here are the top reasons why guests either come back time and again to the same property, or move about between the different properties on the OVO Network. The reviews are all genuine, submitted as feedback, then used in marketing.

Does your property rental business model have the potential to be a success? Part 5

Last time we discussed how to set the right price for your rental property. In this final post we explore ways which help towards hitting the mother load of the rental world; the repeat guest…

Does your property rental business model have the potential to be a success? Part 4

In the last post we highlighted the importance of making your property stand out from the crowd. This post discusses how to set the right price for your rental property.

Does your property rental business model have the potential to be a success? Part 3

Last time round we discussed understanding whether your property will work as well for paying guests as it does for you personally. This time round we highlight the importance of making your property stand out from the crowd.

Does your property rental business model have the potential to be a success? Part 2

In the last post we explored the importance of setting clear goals to be able to measure the success of your property rental. Next up, you need to consider the difference between a family home, and a rental property. Are you ready to make the leap?

Does your property rental business model have the potential to be a success? Part 1

Do you own a fabulous property in a superb location? YES! Are there millions of potential guests out there? YES! So setting up a property rental business is easy and a sure fire winner, right? Hmmmm, not necessarily… In this series we will highlight the questions you should consider before you invest one centime!