Why rent legally through Airbnb?
Ever since AirB&B, one of today's most popular short-term rental channels, arrived in Croatia a few years ago, there has been a frenzy. In just a few months, the number of legally registered renters in Zagreb has jumped from less than 200 to over 1,200, while today, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, we count over 65,000 households for short-term rent, which today provides real competition for hotel accommodation. This is also the reason why many would like to get involved in this business. But with all the possible articles you will come across that deal with tips on how to succeed, many of them do not mention the most important thing - the legal obligation.
With the arrival of the AirB&B service, a new way came to enter the "gray zone" of renting, which is of course illegal. Renters, who rent in this way, can afford significantly lower prices than the competition, since they do not have to give almost anything to the state for expenses. So when it’s so easy to get pure money, then why are we telling you it’s bad? We decided to single out 3 pretty compelling reasons.
PURE ACCOUNT, LONG LOVE
First of all, just because illegal was supposed to be reason enough to avoid it. And as we all want your guests to come back again and again, a clean bill seems like the best way to make long love with your guests. Not to mention that you can't start any retirement savings or withdraw money from funds that are intended specifically for renters, and the fact that no one in their right mind will come to work without registration if you are looking for a worker.
Still, it's a wonderful thing when you can let your guests stay in the accommodation with a clear conscience and not worry about anything else, except that maybe your cocktail bar is further from the beach than you thought.
As is usually the case, anything that is illegal is also legally punishable. Purely as information, in order not to go to work uninformed, the penalties in this sector of work are simply colossal, in the following ways:
HRK 50,000 is the LOWEST possible amount of the fine if you are caught offering accommodation for rent to tourists and you are not registered as a trade / company;
7,000 kn will be paid "per head" by an unregistered guest, while your guests will also be forced to pay a fine of € 400.
The Internet is already full of articles, both foreign and domestic, that carry one and the same strong message: avoid cheap!
By no means to blame, AirB&B has made it illegal to rent accommodation around the world much easier. But experienced users have learned to avoid the cheapest accommodation, and often when they go to a new country or city, they research well how prices move. For their own safety, they would rather pay € 100 per night more and sleep peacefully than risk paying a fine. By doing business legally, you make it easier and secure for yourself and others. Yet we all make a living from tourism!
After all, most older guests are used to checking in at tourist offices on their own, so the moment they arrive at your accommodation, you’re already practically pissed, so why not just avoid it all?
Believe it or not, MyRent operates completely legally, (we know, we know, and we’re surprised!), And our support team is always at your disposal. We will help you the best we can, or refer you to the best people for those things we can't help you directly with.
And how to make your listings on AirB&B more striking, read here: