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  Topic: Covid - rules for cleaning accommodation
Circé

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PostForum: France   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 9:13 am   Subject: Covid - rules for cleaning accommodation
On vacuum cleaning, I can't see that sweeping a floor is any better than hoovering in in terms of flying particles.
AirBnb recommends
"Empty the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning. You should wipe ...
  Topic: Open or closed in France?
Circé

Replies: 22
Views: 2891

PostForum: France   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:01 pm   Subject: Open or closed in France?
Interesting!
Useful clarity at a time when there are so many murky areas.
I wonder how many more have done the same?
  Topic: Managing the changeover - sharing our thoughts here
Circé

Replies: 12
Views: 534

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:41 am   Subject: Managing the changeover - sharing our thoughts here
I manage properties for absentee owners, who also use their properties themselves for holidays.
Some of my clients have cancelled all their bookings for the summer, saying it is just too much hassle ...
  Topic: Open or closed in France?
Circé

Replies: 22
Views: 2891

PostForum: France   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 2:24 pm   Subject: Open or closed in France?
I would not say 'I told you so', I simply do not clean places that far in advance, any year.
I am currently trying to get my clients (gite owners) to read and absorb information on the cleaning proto ...
  Topic: Open or closed in France?
Circé

Replies: 22
Views: 2891

PostForum: France   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 9:28 am   Subject: Open or closed in France?
Personally I would not be rushing to do any cleaning just yet...!
  Topic: Open or closed in France?
Circé

Replies: 22
Views: 2891

PostForum: France   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:15 pm   Subject: Open or closed in France?
For those who haven't yet found it this gouvernment website gives information and answers most of the common questions on all aspects of the lockdown
Les locations de vacances sont-elles interdites ? ...
  Topic: Suspending/reactivating Orange home internet
Circé

Replies: 2
Views: 433

PostForum: France   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:03 pm   Subject: Suspending/reactivating Orange home internet
This Orange contract is no longer available, so if you suspend it you will in effect be cancelling it.
Next time you want internet services you will have to look for another contract.
If you keep it ...
  Topic: DPE test when selling
Circé

Replies: 3
Views: 634

PostForum: France   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:56 pm   Subject: DPE test when selling
The DPE (Diagnostic Performance Energetique) concerns all buildings except those listed in article R.134-1 of the Code de la construction et de l'habitation. This says that gites are not exempt unless ...
  Topic: Dates in 2020
Circé

Replies: 2
Views: 512

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:43 am   Subject: Dates in 2020
I recently received this message about the importance of writing the year 2020 in full, and I thought it might be useful to pass it on here :

Always write the year in full, i.e. 23/01/2020 and not ...
  Topic: Is gîte a primary or secondary residence
Circé

Replies: 2
Views: 1267

PostForum: France   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:52 am   Subject: Is gîte a primary or secondary residence
I had a look at the legal text (JORF n°0254 du 31 octobre 2019
texte n° 57, Décret n° 2019-1104 du 30 octobre 2019) and it seems to me that you should tick the secondary residence box.
The Loi Elan ...
  Topic: Disabled access for gites
Circé

Replies: 10
Views: 1313

PostForum: France   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:22 am   Subject: Disabled access for gites
+1 Gillian and Origin.
Just a few words for anyone advertising 'disabled' accommodation: disability comes in many forms, and what suits a wheelchair user with good eyesight may not be easy for a blin ...
  Topic: Disabled access for gites
Circé

Replies: 10
Views: 1313

PostForum: France   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:13 pm   Subject: Disabled access for gites
Is that 15 people in one gite = ERP?
Check out the link I gave.
If in doubt seek advice from your local tourist board in Agen or ask the Prefecture.
My understanding is that a gite which takes 15 o ...
  Topic: Disabled access for gites
Circé

Replies: 10
Views: 1313

PostForum: France   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:03 am   Subject: Disabled access for gites
I agree it is hard to find the info!
Basically an ERP (établissement recevant du public = a place open to the public) has to provide disabled access. Hotels for example. A gite taking more than 15 p ...
  Topic: When Does Monsoon Season End?
Circé

Replies: 19
Views: 2253

PostForum: France   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:33 pm   Subject: When Does Monsoon Season End?
What an awful tale! Sadly so often insurance doesn't seem worth the paper it is written on, in France or in the UK.
  Topic: Leaving key in key safe
Circé

Replies: 4
Views: 875

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:03 am   Subject: Leaving key in key safe
I've heard this said before, in bar conversations and elsewhere.
My reply is that it depends upon the terms of your insurance cover, there is no general answer.
We have clients where we leave the k ...
 
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