Short rentals: how to transform your apartment into a holiday home

Spend your holidays at home, instead of in a hotel, in a village or in a Bed and Breakfast. It is a trend growing in our country, such as the new data published Dall’O Monitoring Center of . The demand for short rents, especially in the high season, has indeed increased by 10 percent in a year. At the same time, the offer has grown (plus 8 percent), conveyed by portals that allow you to showcase your apartment and make it known to many potential guests.

The turnover, this year, could touch the record figure of 115 million euros , with a growth of 15 percent compared to 2017. Merit of the Italians,willing to live their holidays in an increasingly simple and sustainable way. But also of many foreigners , attracted by the possibility of entering the reality and daily life of the country. And so, there are an increasing number of owners who decide to make their second home income. An advantageous choice from an economic point of view, which however must be made in a thoughtful way. So here is a short list to survive laws and bureaucracy, and many practical tips, in case you decide to engage in this new form of hospitality.

Bureaucracy. To begin, the first step is to inquire in the municipal offices about the regulations in force. If the tourist rental is regulated by the national civil code, Regions, Provinces and Municipalities have the possibility to issue adjustments that must be respected . Renting a property as a holiday home is not considered a business activity, which is why it is not necessary to open a VAT number . However, it is mandatory to keep the police attendance register up to date by registering on the appropriate portal and communicating the names of their guests within 24 hours of their arrival.