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Conditions and obligations for tourist residences

A tourist residence is a villa, a house, an apartment, a studio or a room reserved exclusively for the use of the tenant.

Opening period, capacity and contract

  • For each accommodation facility let, the maximum capacity is determined.
  • A rental contract is signed between the parties.
    This may provide for the payment of charges. The amount of these charges is either a flat rate or is set on the basis of actual consumption.
    Payment of a guarantee may be required.
  • If it is the main residence of the operator, the accommodation is open for a maximum of four months per year.

Services

  • The operator has a reception that is accessible at least during the day and from Monday to Friday. Outside reception opening hours, a member of staff can be reached by telephone.
  • If the establishment offers certain hotel services (for example, breakfast, beds changed, rooms cleaned, caretaker or reception), this is subject to payment of a supplement. The list of these services is provided for the guest in the room.

Equipment

  • The establishment is kept clean and in good condition.
  • Each unit is laid out to enable guests to live, cook and eat there. The furniture and equipment are adapted to the capacity.
  • The entrance door to the tourist residence is identified and lockable.
  • The establishment provides cleaning equipment (hand brush, broom, bucket, mop, squeegee, vacuum cleaner, etc.).
  • The tourist residence has a living area, a kitchen area, a dining area, bedrooms or areas serving a similar function, a bathroom.
  • The kitchen area includes:
    • a worktop
    • a power socket
    • a sink with drinking water
    • a hotplate with two heating elements
    • an extractor fan
    • a refrigerator
    • a kitchen cabinet
    • the necessary crockery, cutlery, saucepans, etc.
    • a stock of bin bags
    • washing-up detergent, etc.
  • The bedroom or bedrooms contain(s):
    • a window that opens with opaque curtains or a mechanical ventilation system
    • beds with a mattress, a pillow and a cover
    • a power socket.
  • The bathroom has:
    • a washbasin with drinking water
    • electric lighting
    • a window or ventilation grid
    • a bath or a shower
    • a storage area near the washbasin
    • a mirror
    • a small waste bin.
Download the list of equipment required for the ‘tourist residence' category

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