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.
- 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.
- 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.