VíllaMía organise winter lets and the period is a minimum of 2 months but can be as long as 10 months, so possibly September until June inclusive. Ideally, if you can do the full 10 months you will have a better chance of renting as it fits around the school year.
It is good for owners as properties are better when lived in during the winter to reduce the risk of damp as the property will be ventilated. It is better for security and an extra income where in the past the property may have set empty.
Prices range normally from 400 euros for a one bed apartment to several thousand for a modern villa will views. On average, a 2 bed apartment is 500 to 600 euros, a 3 bed from 600 to 700 euros, a 4 bed townhouse round 1,000 euros and a 3 bed basic villa from 850 euros.
Heating – it is better to have some form of heating as it can get cold in December and January. If you don't have central heating or hot air con, anything you can supply like oil filled radiators is helpful. If you have electric blankets, rugs and anything to make it cosy will be good.
Internet and TV – many of our of British clients want internet and English TV set up as if there isn't any it can be expensive to set up, especially for a short term contract
Linens - owners do not have to provide bedding and towels but the more winter bedding you can supply the better.
Owners with the above are more likely to rent their property as there is so much competition now which was not there a year or two ago.
You pay the IBI tax plus the pool and garden maintenance or the community fees if applicable. Tenants normally pay utility bills such as gas, water and electricity. Often owners include wifi and tv but sometimes this and the rubbish tax can be added to a rental. Everything will be clear beforehand and included in the contract.
The deposit will vary depending on the length of the contract but a minimum of one month deposit is normal.
There will also be an agency fee - the charge is half a month's rent plus 21% iva for contracts under 6 months and a full month's rent plus iva if 6 months and over.
VíllaMía will do the contract and make sure the entry runs smoothly. The inventory is the owners responsibility but we go through it with the tenants and keep on file. The utility bills are often reimbursed for winter lets and VíllaMía will work out the first split bills.
We do this under our ‘let only' option so once the tenants moves in you will need to liaise with them if there are any issues or queries. With this option you are also responsible for the exit and having the property checked, meter readings taken and liaising with the utility companies to confirm the final monies owing for bills. If you do no want any involvement at all please see our proeprty management section.
It is also law that any rentals over 4 months have an Energy Efficiency Certificate (EEC) – which last 10 years. It costs 150 euros for villas and 130 for apartments if you want VíllaMía to arrange one.
To proceed we will need the following and we can arrange the rest:
- DNI or NIE and Passport of the owner. They will need a scanned or paper copy of the documents, not just numbers.
- Cadastral reference of the property, which can be found in the IBI bill or in the Escritura (Title Deed) of the property.
For rentals under 12 months you will also need a tourist licence. We need the deeds from the property , IBI, NIE and passport. First we need to apply for the certificate from the town hall in Javea and then apply to the ministry of tourism in Alicante - this is taking months at the moment but it is important to apply and have the procedure in line. The office fees to apply for the tourist number is 390 euros which includes the town hall fees 90 euros.
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