This form is used by a vacation rental operator when agreeing to a guest’s occupancy of a vacation property, hotel, motel, inn, boarding house, lodging house, tourist home or similar transient accommodations for a period of 30 days or less, to provide confirmation of a guest’s reservation.
Transient occupancy is the occupancy of a vacation property, hotel, motel, inn, boarding house, lodging house, tourist home or similar sleeping accommodation for a period of 30 days or less. This type of occupant is classified as a guest or a transient occupant. A transient occupant/guest is not a tenant and has considerably different legal standing and obligations. Thus, a transient occupancy is not controlled by landlord/tenant law.
A guest occupies property known as lodging, an accommodation or a unit. In the context of transient occupancy, the property is never described as a space or premise(s). Further, the property is not called a rental property. The term “rental” implies a landlord/tenant relationship exists, which it does not, between a guest and owner of the property.
The guest’s occupancy is labeled a stay, not possession which is exclusive to a tenant. During a guest’s stay in the lodging, the owner or manager of the property is entitled to enter the unit at check-out time even though the guest may not yet have departed. In contrast, a landlord is not permitted to enter a tenant’s unit without proper written notice when the tenant has not yet vacated.
Confirming the reservation
When making a reservation, additional charges may be included in the guest’s stay. These charges are itemized on the guest’s confirmation of reservation.
The Confirmation of Reservation – Transient Occupancies published by RPI is used by a vacation rental operator when agreeing to a guest’s occupancy of a transient accommodation for a period of 30 days or less, to provide confirmation of a guest’s reservation. [See RPI Form 594]
Total charges for the lodging are itemized on the Confirmation of Reservation. These charges include:
- the nightly rate of the lodging;
- the local transient occupancy tax;
- a travel insurance premium;
- the booking fee;
- housekeeping charges; and
- hot tub cleaning charges (if any). [SeeRPI Form 594]
The Confirmation of Reservation form further authorizes the manager to charge the lodging charges to the guest’s credit card. [See RPI Form 594 §9]
Form updated 10-2016 to include the Form Description at the top, white header/footer convention and RPI branding.
Form navigation page published 10-2016.