- 1) Replace the Air B & B©’s renting? What does it mean?
- 2) Replace the Air B & B©’s renting ? What are the advantages?
- 3) What means of control over temporary leases are provided by COOPERACTIVE Asset management?
- 4) What additional guarantees are provided to tenants and renters by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET?
- 5) What possibilities for steering the supply of temporary rental accommodation are there within the framework of management by COOPERACTIVE ASSET?
- 6) The advantages of Digital will always be present in a management in the form of a COOPERACTIVE ASSET.
- 7) It is up to each COOPERACTIVE ASSET to choose what it allows or does not allow as a temporary rental.
1) Replace the Air B & B©’s renting? What does it mean?
First of all, let’s describe, in a very generic way, what the substitution of private companies organizing temporary housing rentals by organizations, legal entities of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET type consists of. The manoeuvre does not consist in totally prohibiting this type of temporary rental. It is to control and regulate the practice. And to entrust it to a COOPERACTIVE ASSET type structure. And in return, for the reasons developed below, to prevent the existence or the activity of this type of rental through private companies (as a reminder or confirmation, this article does not deal with private rentals of the Hotel or Apart-Hotel type). All rentals from private individuals to private individuals will be managed and authorised according to the specific regulations for each COOPERACTIVE ASSET. There will be no exception to the COOPERACTIVE ASSET total control over the possibilities of temporary rentals. Any other activity will be declared impossible, illegal and treated according to the laws of each country. And the rental possibilities will be different according to the political choices (in the sense of the management of the Polis, of the City) of each COOPERACTIVE ASSET. Among the elements that can be managed differently according to the choices of each Property are the following:
- Maximum number of nights that can be rented in the year
- Maximum number of consecutive nights that can be rented in a year
- Maximum number of nights that can be rented in the year by the same person or company
- Maximum cost of one night’s accommodation
- Minimum cost of a rental
- Maximum cost of a rental
- Minimum rental surface area
- If only to avoid renting a car@preview as an apartment.
- Comfort or minimum equipment of the rented property
- Make the renter automatically adhere to a charter of good conduct, especially with regard to close neighbours.
On this basis, let us now move on to enumerate the advantages of managing temporary rental capacity from individual to individual through a system of COOPERACTIVE ASSETS.
2) Replace the Air B & B©’s renting ? What are the advantages?
It is important to be aware of the many positive points of replacing temporary private rentals such as Air B & B© or equivalent, by COOPERACTIVE ASSETS systems. Without being restrictive nor in order of importance, here are some of the advantages by themes:
- Avoid the diversion of use of apartment housing where the main, if not the only, utility is the repeated temporary rental of the surface on a rolling basis.
- Rental increases by speculation on private temporary rental usage. If the purchase of dwellings dedicated solely or mainly to temporary rental has a high financial return in certain areas, tenants will constantly bid for the dwelling in question and sublet it (legally or illegally). This bidding will drive away people who really need housing or force them to pay much more than they should have.
- The increase in home buying for the same reasons as above. But this time by investors with multiple home purchases, sometimes in the same building. The impact is the same, scaring off or blocking buyers who really need the house to live in. Indeed, if a purchase of an apartment put up for rent on its temporary private rental systems not only reimburses the loan and its interest, but also generates immediate benefits, a social cycle of destruction of quality of life is set in motion. It must be understood that individual acts (transforming a dwelling into a permanent temporary rental) always have an impact on the collective.
- Also, the renewal of the lease will not be done to current tenants because this non-renewal allows landlords to rent more expensively or sell their property to investors.
- Reduction or elimination of the marketing and sponsoring fees paid by these platforms to do their promotions. All this has a cost. And this cost comes from the margin that is taken by the company on the rentals. With a COOPERACTIVE ASSET, such fees are not useful and relevant. The cost of the rental will be done at the most fair.
- Likewise, as the logic of a COOPERACTIVE ASSET is not absolute profitability and above all, the margin compression possible through the operation of the GOOD allows for a double price reduction. On the one hand for the tenant and on the other hand for the lessor who will earn a little more than with a private structure.
- Tranquility of the close neighbours. It is the famous phenomenon of Party-Houses, gigantic fiestas that disturb and annoy the neighbours of the rental, that some platforms want (claim?) to eradicate (Air B & B© says@preview wants to take immediate sanctions against users who would not respect the new conditions of use of its platform …) but will never be completely absent from this type of operation.
- Keeping the genuineness of the site
- Preservation of local commercial structures. With real tenants, commercial activities can take place.
- Allowing a social life between tenants who really know each other and do not change every weekend.
- Rome wasn’t built in a day. And it was certainly not the temporary rental companies that made this City! Or Paris or any tourist city on the Planet. What right would they have to take what they didn’t create? If you want to enjoy the benefits of a city, you must participate in its maintenance (roads, monuments, parks, etc.) and its future investments. Temporary rentals must in all cases bring money back to the Community. And the best thing for this is that these rentals are made within the structure of a COOPERACTIVE ASSETS.
- Competition with Hotels in the broadest sense must be fairer. And in all cases framed and controlled. Temporary rentals are exceptional adjustment variables. Normality must be the reception of travellers by professionals.
- Any professional activity is subject to taxes and duties. However, the main characteristic of private temporary rental companies is the unbridled search for tax optimisation. To say the least … With Community control over the activities, these abuses would not happen.
- The income of the renters would also be known and subject to the taxes and duties in force in the Community of the COOPERACTIVE Asset.
- Nor would it be possible to divert the rent allocated in collective housing estates of the Low-rent Community’s housing type. See in the link the edifying case of a French Low-rent housing apartment rented 255€ per day, and this totally against the social objective of the dwelling. Note that in this case, we go beyond the simple moral framework to be in the context of a crime, subletting being prohibited by contract and nature in the French HLM@preview.
3) What means of control over temporary leases are provided by COOPERACTIVE Asset management?
The fact of operating in COOPERACTIVE ASSET mode allows for different visibility and means of control over temporary rental activities and the players (lessee, lessor) who use this system. These advantages make it possible to check that each person’s activity remains within the framework of what has been defined as legal and authorised. In particular through the possibilities of global visibility on :
- Number of rentals made per year by the tenant or landlord
- Paradoxically, some COOPERACTIVE ASSET could decide to limit the number of consumable nights per year in the same city by the same tenant. Indeed, it may very well be considered that a person who consumes a certain number of nights should either find a more permanent accommodation solution (rented, furnished, etc.) or use the services of professionals in the sector (hotels, hotel apartments).
- Number of apartments rented by the same landlord or financial structure.
- Investigations made by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET may consider that it is necessary to add up all the nights made in different legal structures but which have shareholders in common.
- Rental price control. Whether minimum or maximum.
- Tax audit of the declarations of the lessors with cross-checks at local and national level. (cooperation between local COOOPERATIVE ASSETS is not prohibited, far from it 🙂 ]
- Introduction of exceptional or special taxation levied directly by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET (such as the equivalent of a tourist visitor’s tax). These taxations can be used either :
- additional revenues for cities
- and limitation to the phenomenon of over-tourism@preview
- Compare the authorized rental locations with those who would persist, in spite of everything, in violating the prohibitions (Le Figaro)@preview.
4) What additional guarantees are provided to tenants and renters by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET?
Let’s start with the additional, or even new, guarantees that the temporary rental of accommodation in the form of COOPERACTIVE ASSET for renters would create:
- Guarantee to be paid through a special solidarity fund set up by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET.
- More money for renting through compression and reduction of margin taken by the intermediary organization which is no longer in a logic of financial return at all costs.
- Possibility of using insurance to cover indelicate acts committed by renters. One case among others.
- Possibility of prior filtering made by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET to avoid unsavoury renters with inadequate previous behaviour.
- Possibility of visits by impartial third parties to check the state of the property before and after the rental. And this in order to be able, if necessary, to better recognize any damage done by tenants.
- Have the “quality” of the rental recognised by the approval or certification (number of stars etc…) granted by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET.
The benefits for renters are as follows:
- Rental that truly and totally corresponds to the description of the advertisement. Because these are validated by the managers of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET. And updated according to the returns of the tenants.
- Avoid outright scam-type situations. A few examples relayed by the Lemon-Press @preview site.
- Reimbursement guaranteed in case of cancellation made under the conditions provided for the use of the rentals managed by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET.
- Possibility to have special and complementary insurances included in the rental and which provide financial (care coverage) or practical ( assistance to return home in case of injury) cover that is not offered (at least affordably) by a private rental system.
- Opportunity to make one’s voice heard by the managers of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET on the quality and welcome of the rented dwelling.
- Better management by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET of the confidentiality of the tenant’s personal and digital information.
5) What possibilities for steering the supply of temporary rental accommodation are there within the framework of management by COOPERACTIVE ASSET?
The means of control, developed earlier in the text, allow a global vision of the rental offer. This capacity leads to 3 types of monitoring and control of the offer.
- Visibility on the offer consumed and the remaining offer
- By knowing all the possible rentals, the managers of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET know at all times the state of the reservation pool. They know precisely what is reserved or what is available.
- This makes it possible, if necessary, to open or close the floodgates of possible rental possibilities by making use of additional exceptional rental capacities or by blocking the reservation on certain types of rentals.
- There is thus a steering capacity which makes it possible, for example, to regulate the offer of rentals by classifying it into 3 categories:
- Possible all year round
- Possible during school holidays
- Possible during exceptional events
- There is also a knowledge of PRICES.
- This knowledge of prices is linked to the knowledge of the rented dwelling with its square meters, equipment, solar orientation, presence of public transport, quality of sound insulation etc …
- Depending on the policy desired and carried out by the COOPERACTIVE ASSET, prices may be regulated and controlled in whole or in part, on a temporary basis or for certain events.
- Visibility on the economic and social PROFILES of lessors
- The temporary rental of a dwelling is sometimes an indispensable or very useful income supplement for some owners. It is necessary to recognize this contribution and this type of income supplement.
6) The advantages of Digital will always be present in a management in the form of a COOPERACTIVE ASSET.
With the management of temporary rentals by a COOPERACTIVE ASSET, the advantages of Digital (Dedicated Applications or Website) will always be present and they will be put at the service of the 3 actors of the Eco-System :
- For the renter:
- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week display, of all rental possibilities and information related to the rental
- Visualisation in a standardised form (page’s layout, order of the types of information given, etc.) of rental offers
- Location of rental sites on a map
- Access to comments left by previous renters
- Possibility to ask questions to the owners of the rented property
- Payment in Digital Form
- Possibility to use a rental comparator provided by the application or the site.
- Possibility to see clearly the price evolutions according to the rental dates
- For the renter:
- Guarantee to be paid
- Ability to quickly and easily activate the additional guarantees of insurance coverage on possible damages committed, voluntarily or not, by temporary renters
- Possibility, framed, of access to the comments of the previous owners having rented to the tenant applying for the current rental.
- Possibility to leave comments on the renters
- Possibility of having the taxes to be paid on the income generated by the rental directly deducted during the payment of the rental (yes, yes it’s a advantage] […) ].
- Ease of updating rental prices via Digital
- Automated management of the availability of rental periods through the website or the application according to the reservations already made and the rentals in progress.
- For the COOPERACTIVE ASSET, in particular through the various information collated in the form of a multi-criteria database :
- Instant visibility on rental offers
- Knowledge of the average price of rentals
- Knowledge of “customer” satisfaction
- Ability to remove, temporarily or permanently, advertisements from the lessor that do not comply with the objectives of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET or its charter of use.
- Anticipatory blocking of certain renters
- Possibility to offer exceptional discounts to renters according to :
- Certain events taking place in the city or according to certain periods of time
- According to certain profiles of renters (age, social condition …)
- Possibility, at the time of rental, to pay for the renter, from a special dedicated fund, part of the cost of the future stay.
7) It is up to each COOPERACTIVE ASSET to choose what it allows or does not allow as a temporary rental.
It is the responsibility, and the possibility, of each COOPERACTIVE ASSET to decide what it allows, tolerates and prohibits. Here are a few decision points to be made which, once again, are left entirely to the political decision, in the noble sense of the term, of each COOPERACTIVE ASSET. Decisions are also influenced by the type of city in which the leases are offered. Depending on the profile, simplified (and sometimes a little caricatured), that one detects as a purely tourist city (Venice, to the despair of its real inhabitants), a city with tourism and economic activity (Paris), a mainly student city, an industrial city, etc., the decisions and orientations will not be the same.
- Allow temporary rentals only by the owners of the dwellings (no possibility of subletting)
- Authorize temporary rentals only by owners of dwellings who are exceptionally absent from their homes or on weekends.
- Prohibit rentals to owners of several dwellings (blocking in anticipation of speculation and cost inflation).
- Allow the number of nights to be rented up to a maximum limit
- Allow rentals up to a monetary limit
- Allow a maximum number of rentals per year for the same tenant.
- Authorize rentals only for tourist reasons (family or group visits) to “force” people on business trips to take hotel type solutions.
This non-exhaustive list clearly shows that there are pilotage matters for the representatives of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET. It is also necessary that these representatives verify, without respite, through automated tools or manual searches, whether there is a willingness to circumvent or cheat by purely commercial platforms that do not respect the prohibition and the monopoly of the COOPERACTIVE ASSET.
It is on the basis of these advantages, interests, possibilities, that COOPERACTIVE ASSETS will be able to replace the actors of the Private sector. And this for the greater good, in the long term, of tenants, lessors and above all the other inhabitants of the Community. For the main negative effects of this type of private rental are on “normal” tenants and owners who can no longer afford to stay or buy a house for “normal” use. This impact alone justifies the introduction, as soon as possible and at best, of a temporary rental system in the form of a COOPERACTIVE ASSET. It is up to us to act!
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Last updated: December 02, 2019
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