Renting Your Westgate Timeshare Out
Steps to Rent Your Westgate Timeshare
If you own a Westgate timeshare and want to rent it out, here are the general steps you can take:
Check your timeshare agreement: First, review your Westgate timeshare agreement to ensure that you are allowed to rent out your timeshare. Some agreements prohibit subletting, while others may have restrictions or fees associated with renting out your timeshare.
Determine the rental price: Research the current market rates for similar Westgate timeshares in the area and set a competitive price. Consider factors such as the season, location, size of the unit, and amenities.
Advertise your timeshare: There are several ways to advertise your Westgate timeshare for rent, including online classified ads, social media platforms, and vacation rental websites. You can also list your timeshare with a reputable timeshare rental agency.
Respond to inquiries and negotiate terms: When potential renters contact you, respond promptly and professionally. Negotiate terms such as rental dates, price, and payment methods. Once you reach an agreement, provide the renter with a rental agreement that outlines the terms of the rental.
Collect payment and transfer ownership: Collect the full rental payment before the renter occupies the timeshare. Once the rental period is over, transfer the timeshare ownership back to yourself.
It's essential to be cautious when renting out your Westgate timeshare and to make sure you're dealing with legitimate renters. Consider using a reputable timeshare rental agency to help ensure a smooth and secure rental process.
Important Things to Know Before Renting Westgate Timeshare
Enabling you to take full advantage of your Westgate vacation ownership is always our first goal, but we know that there are times when you may be considering how to rent out your Westgate timeshare in order to pass on this experience to someone else while receiving some compensation for yourself. Westgate currently does not have a program available for Owners to rent their timeshare to third parties. However, the Owner does have the ability to send family and friends as “Guests” in the Owner’s place.
Increasingly, timeshare rentals by Owner have become a trendy (but risky) occurrence in the online marketplace, represented by numerous online ‘rental portals’ that all claim to be able to rent your timeshare. Again, Westgate does not have a program that formally facilitates the rental of timeshare units by Owners, and we urge Owners to be cautious when exploring websites or business entities that claim to be able to do this. If you are ever approached by anyone claiming to be or represent Westgate that wishes to aid in the ‘rental’ of your timeshare, please remember that Westgate Resorts is NOT affiliated with any third-party companies or rental programs of this nature, so beware!
How to Rent Out Your Westgate Timeshare
Supporting your timeshare ownership and keeping you safe from fraudulent timeshare reseller or timeshare rental scams is one of our top priorities at the Westgate Legacy Program. If you’re ever in doubt about something, reach out to us so we can help you navigate potential problems associated with third-party “exit,” “transfer” or “relief” services who may be pressuring you toward questionable practices, leading to questionable outcomes.
Always understand that Westgate Resorts is NOT affiliated with any third-party companies. Our focus is to work directly with our Owners, and them alone in helping to support their ongoing usage and feedback pertaining to vacation ownership.
For more information regarding The Legacy Program, call us at 800-351-0461, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.