Living in Ibiza

Your holiday home in the off season.

It’s important to keep your holiday home in top condition during winter. Check out our tips!

If you are a lucky holiday homeowner in Ibiza and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of having a special place you can escape to whenever you want. But as far as you love to get away on the island, you know that at some stage you have to go back to your daily routine. When you do, you want some peace of mind, knowing that your property is safe and looked after. So here we’ve rounded up 3 simple tips to keep your holiday home secure when you are not there.

1 – Schedule regular visits

This can either be a paid property management agent, your cleaner, or your neighbours. These visits are important in Ibiza to prevent the formation of mould by keeping the house ventilated, opening doors and windows, and letting the fresh air breeze through the property. Not to say that with a regular visit any damage can be spotted and resolved right away as well as any unpleased break-in, which leads us to point nr 2. 

2 – Prevent theft

Perhaps your biggest concern when leaving your holiday home unoccupied is that someone will break in while you’re away. However, there are a few things you can do to give yourself added peace of mind. You could install security cameras, so you can keep an eye on your holiday home from the comfort of your main residence. Another popular option in Ibiza is to have “house-sitter”, family, friends – or even strangers, who will look after your house while you’re not there.

3 – Rent it out

If you’re thinking of renting out your holiday home when you’re not there, there are a few things you should be aware of as the law for renting in the Balearics is very strict, so make sure not to occur in unpleasant situations. Consider that off-season, there isn’t the same high demand from holidaymakers as in summer but you might be able to let it out on a long term to residents. Whilst you may not achieve the same kind of rent as you do in summer, someone will be looking after your house, and as it’s occupied your insurance premium could be reduced.

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