REQUIRED READING BEFORE POSTING - DVC Rent/Trade policies - UPDATED - 09/01/2019

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The DVC Rent/Trade Board – Posting Rules



All Threads and Posts on the DVC Rent/Trade Board are subject to these policies




The DVC Rent/Trade Board is the only allowed classified ad area of the DISboards.com forums. Offers posted on other DISboards Forums, offers made via PM or email (unless the potential renter initiated contact), and offers made in approved threads of other DVC Members are not allowed. Potential renters can use this board to find a Member who can make a DVC Resort Reservation for them. Non-DVC Timeshare owners may offer to trade a non-DVC timeshare for an equivalent DVC reservation. DVC-Members can use this board to offer to make reservations for others, transfer points to/from other DVC members, and trade reservations with members and non-members. Offers for the rental of other timeshare resorts and exchanges are NOT allowed on this board.

All transactions are handled privately between the individuals involved. DVC rental transactions do not directly involve Disney, Disney Vacation Club or the DISboards.com . DISboards.com will not intervene in any issues resulting from these private transactions. DISboards.com does not endorse anyone offering rentals, trades or transfers and all transactions should be viewed as "Buyer Beware". We encourage all parties to use due diligence when participating in any rental transaction. DISboards.com cannot and will not be held responsible for any private transactions between the parties involved in these transactions.

Note: This is NOT a discussion board. Questions about how rent/trade works should be asked on our DVC Member Services Forum. Comments about rentals or resorts are not welcome on this board. Unless you are making a rental request or responding to one, no other comments are allowed.



'For Sale' posts and 'Want-to-Buy' posts of any type are not allowed



A Word to the Wise


The DIS is very proud to share that we have a great record over the past 22+ years
regarding reported problems with Rent/Trade transactions accomplished as a result of this site. There are some precautions which we feel renters and members alike should consider before entering into any financial agreement.

Renters should ask for and receive a printed confirmation from the member. The confirmation is always sent to the member, but it should be made in the renter's name and forwarded to the renter. It will contain the confirmation number for the reservation and will allow the renter to verify their reservation using the My Disney Experience application. Please recognize that the DVC Member will always retain control over the reservation until the guest has checked into the Resort. Disney has indicated in the DVC contract documents that a rental agreement must be provided to the renter, identifying that the terms of rental will follow the terms the member has agreed to for DVC membership.

Members should be aware that they are subject to all reservation policies of DVC whenever they make a reservation- whether it's for themselves, a guest or a renter. If they make a reservation within 30 days of travel, they are automatically subject to holding account rules should they need to cancel the reservation. Members may want to insist on full payment from a renter before making a reservation within 30 days of arrival, as they will at least lose some value for those points should payment not be received.

Both parties should be aware that there is an element of trust required for these transactions. Both sides should be comfortable with the details of the transaction before agreeing to do business. Either party could have some costly disappointment if they do not prepare for these possibilities in advance.

We suggest that renters should ask for (and check) references from the member they are working with as well as review past posts on the DIS by that member.

Renters should request and be provided the home address and home telephone number of the DVC member as a reference.


The following threads contain additional important information for those considering renting a reservation:



 
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If you would like to rent a reservation at a Disney Vacation Club Resort or receive a transfer of DVC points from a DVC Member:


Please note that we do not accept "Reservation Wanted" or "Transfer Wanted" threads on the Rent/Trade board. Instead, we invite you to post your request in an existing thread by a DVC Member offering to make a reservation ("Points for Rent") or offering an existing reservation ("Reservation for Rent").

There are no minimum posting requirements to respond to a thread in which a DVC Member is offering to rent a reservation or offering a Point Transfer. Anyone may reply to a thread already active on the board - as long as they are making a rental or transfer related request. Questions about the rental process itself are welcome on the ‘DVC Member Services’ forum.



Requesting a Reservation


  • If the arrival date is within 7 months, simply reply to any DVC Member who has posted a thread offering to make a reservation or offering an existing reservation. Specify the resort, villa size (Studio, 1BR, 2BR, Grand Villa) and dates of stay for your desired reservation.
  • If the arrival date is more than 7 months away you will need to rent from someone who is an owner at your desired resort. Reply to those members offering to make a reservation at the same resort where you would like to stay. DVC Members can make reservations at their Home Resort 11 months or less prior to arrival. At 7 months or less, any DVC Member may reserve at any resort, based on availability. Again, the DVC Resort, specific dates and villa size will be required in your request.

Once a reservation is actually made, full names and address of all occupants will need to be provided including ages of children.

Emails and Phone Numbers may NOT be posted on the Rent/Trade Board, but the DIS does provide a private and secure means to communicate such personal information. Please see the thread pinned at the top of the Rent/Trade Board - HOW TO USE the Conversation System (PM) on the DVC Rent/Trade Board-10 POSTS NEEDED



Requesting a Point Transfer



If you are a DVC Member looking for a transfer of points into your account, please reply to a DVC Member who has posted a thread offering to transfer points (‘Points for Transfer’ or ‘Points for Rent/Transfer’). Only DVC Members may receive a transfer into their DVC account.

The DIS ‘Conversation’ system is provided to convey personal information to the other member when accepting a transfer of DVC points. The transferring Member will need the name and the DVC Membership number of the account accepting the transfer. This is necessary to make sure the points are transferred into the correct Membership. Transfers are irreversible transactions.


If you are contacted in any way by someone with an offer to rent, transfer or an existing reservation for rent, other than the original poster of any thread to which you have replied, please contact any of the Rent/Trade Moderators as this violates the terms of use for our site. This includes posts on other DIS forums or contact via PM.




PLEASE DO NOT POST PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THIS BOARD.



For security purposes, please do not post personal information (email, address, or phone number) in a public post here on the DIS as that information could be useful to someone eager to take your money and offer nothing in return.


EMAILS, PHONE NUMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN PUBLIC POSTS ON THIS BOARD OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS EXCEPT THE DIS 'CONVERSATION' SYSTEM (PM). The DIS does offer a private conversation system for correspondence between posters. You must have a minimum of ten (10) posts and be registered more than 24 hours in order to use this system. We would encourage you to go to our Technical Support/Test Forum where you can post enough to reach that minimum. Please do not do so in the rental threads on this board as those posts will not be counted towards meeting that requirement. To contact another poster, click on their username and in the pop-up box, click on ‘Start a Conversation’. To open your ‘Inbox’, click on the envelope icon to open the contents and then click on new conversation to open or click on ‘Start a New Conversation’. Personal information (email, etc.) may be securely conveyed using this conversation system.
 

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If you are a DVC Member offering to make reservations for others, transfer your DVC points to others or rent existing reservations to others:



DVC Members may NOT offer to rent their points in someone else's rental thread.

Members may offer to rent reservations to others ONLY in their own approved rental thread.
This includes contacting other posters via ‘Conversation (PM). Rental solicitations made in another Member’s rental thread will count towards your allowed threads for your rental plan. If a potential renter has initiated contacted with you in your active rental thread or via PM, you may respond in the same fashion.


DVC Member/Owners may NOT use multiple usernames for any reason on the DVC Rent/Trade Board.

Only one username for any/all DVC Memberships to which the owner is a deeded party will be allowed on this board. Those violating this policy will lose access to the DVC Rent/Trade Board.

DVC Member/Owners may NOT use anonymous IP addresses
when posting on our board. Those found using known SPAM IPs, anonymous IPs or proxy IPs will lose access to the DVC Rent/Trade board.



Our DVC Rent/Trade Board
is intended to benefit active members of the DISboards community by providing a venue for DVC Members to use their DVC points (that they otherwise are unable to use personally) by making reservations for others.



You must purchase a Rental Plan to offer your points for rent or transfer on the DVC Rent/Trade Board UNLESS you meet the following requirements:

  • You have had your DIS user-name for at least 6 months, and
  • You have made at least 8 posts in at least 4 of the past 6 months (months are counted on a daily basis the same as DVC computes 11 month/7 month priorities), and
  • You have made at least 50 non-Rent/Trade Board posts in the last 6 months as verified by the DIS 'Search' engine. (Posts made on the DVC Rent/Trade Board will not count towards this requirement.


All New Threads must be Approved before they actually appear on the board.


The Rent/Trade Board moderators will review the posting history for each submitted thread. Only those submitting a new thread are subject to this restriction. There are no posting restrictions for those requesting a reservation or transfer in a thread already active on the DVC Rent/Trade Board.

DVC Member/Owners may use only one username for any/all DVC Memberships to which the owner is a deeded party when submitting threads or posting on the DVC Rent/Trade Board. DVC Member/Owners may NOT use known SPAM or anonymous IP addresses when posting on the DVC Rent/Trade Board. Those violating these policies will lose access to our DVC Rent/Trade Board.

The R/T Board is the only board on the DIS that allows DVC members to post an offer to rent points or reservations. Offers posted on other boards of DISboards.com , offers via ‘Conversation’ (PM), and offers by email are not allowed (unless the potential renter initiated contact in the DVC Member’s rental thread or by PM). Offers posted in another member's rental thread are a violation of Rent/Trade Board rules.

Members MUST use their own points to make reservations and/or transfers and may not act as a third party rentor or use a third party for rentals on our board. All transactions must be made by the member offering their points. Members may use only ONE username when posting on the DVC Rent/Trade Board. The use of multiple usernames will result in the loss of ability to use this board.



Available Rental Plans



Plan purchase details may be found at DVC RENT/TRADE FORUM MEMBERSHIP PLANS . You do not need to purchase a plan if you meet the posting requirements listed above.



All registered DISboard members may purchase the Gold Membership plan which allows a maximum of six (6) rental threads, including a maximum of two existing reservations with arrival within 30 days. The plan is valid for one year from the date of registering for the plan. Cost of the Gold rental plan is $24.95 for those registered more than 6 months or $49.95 for those registered less than 6 months.


To purchase the Gold Rental Plan :428505




Those registered for more than 6 months are also allowed to purchase the Premium membership plan. The Premium rental plan allows a maximum of eight (8) rental threads, including a maximum of three existing reservations without regard to arrival date. Cost of the Premium rental plan is $199.95.


To purchase the Premium Rental Pan:



A special icon will be added in your board profile
identifying you as having purchased one of these options. After payment has been received, it may take 48 hours or more for the icon to be added.

Once the icon is visible below your username, please submit a new rental thread and it will be reviewed the next time the queue is checked by a moderator, based on all other posting rules.

When you create a new thread, it will not immediately appear on the Rent/trade board but instead goes first into a Moderation Queue where it will be reviewed by board moderators for content and posting requirements. The Moderation Queue will usually be reviewed several times each day, but it could take up to 24 hours for a new thread to appear on the board. If your thread does not appear, please review the posting rules for a possible reason why before contacting a moderator.

Every thread submitted will be counted towards the annual limit for your plan even if not approved. It is up to those using the DVC Rent/Trade Board to understand all posting rules BEFORE submitting a new thread.

Those who have purchased a rental plan or submit a rental thread after meeting posting requirements agree to abide by all rules of the DVC Rent/Trade board and should familiarize themselves with all board policies. These policies are pinned at the top of the DVC Rent/Trade Board.



Members violating the REQUIRED READING BEFORE POSTING rules risk losing access to the DVC Rent/Trade Board should multiple violations occur.


Existing reservation threads submitted but not approved will still count towards the maximum threads allowed.
Existing reservations submitted more than 30 days before arrival (for those meeting posting requirements or with the Gold plan) will count towards annual maximums but may be submitted again within 30 days of arrival without counting as an additional ‘Reservation for Rent’ thread. Any submitted (or posted) existing reservations exceeding the maximum 'Reservation for Rent' threads allowed will still count towards the maximum threads for your plan year and may also result in loss of access to the Rent/Trade Board. A single reservation is allowed in each thread submitted. Submitted threads with multiple existing reservations will NOT be approved and each reservation included in the thread will count towards the annual limit for the rental plan year.


All threads will be locked after 1 month (one month from the date the thread was approved) or when their rental plan expires– ie – a thread approved on March 5 will be closed on April 5, a thread approved on January 31 will be closed on February 28 or 29). If desired, Members will need to submit a new thread to be approved.


Those meeting the posting requirements or purchasing the Gold rental plan mentioned above may submit up to 6 threads for approval over a 12 month period which may include a maximum of two threads offering an existing reservation within 30 days of arrival.


Those who have purchased the Premium rental plan may submit up to 8 threads for approval over a 12 month period which may include a maximum of three
rental threads offering an existing reservation without regard to the arrival date.



Any thread submitted for approval will count towards the maximum for your plan year, whether approved or not, so PLEASE review the posting rules to make sure your rental thread meets all Rent/Trade Board rules before submitting it for approval.



We encourage all members to frequently add a new post to their rental thread
(some will do this daily). Adding a new post returns the thread to the top of the board and lets potential renters know the thread is still active. It is possible that approved threads could drop off the first page of the board if new posts are not added by the member.



Once transactions have been completed, we ask that you edit the title of the thread to add CLOSED as the first word in the title. To edit the title, open the thread, click on “Thread Tools/Edit Thread” at the upper right and you can then edit the title and click on “Save Changes”. The body text of a post may be edited by clicking on "Edit/Save Changes" from the lower toolbar. Moderators will then lock the thread, which lets potential renters know the thread is no longer active and will minimize further inquiries by PM. Unedited threads will still be locked after 1 month or when the rental plan expires and will require a new submission to the Moderation Queue if more time is desired for your listing.


 
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If you are a DVC member with DVC points available for rentals:


If you are a DVC Member offering to make a reservation using your own DVC points you will need to submit a thread to be validated.


'Points for Rent' must be used as the title followed by the number of points available, the Home Resort(s) associated with the points and asking price per point.

Offering to make reservations using points owned by someone else is NOT allowed. You may only offer to make reservations using your own DVC points.
Reporting availability in the thread must be based on specific requests made by potential renters in the rental thread. Listing available dates not requested will be construed as offering an existing reservation, which is NOT allowed in a 'Points for Rent' thread. Should potential renters make requests without specific dates, DVC Resorts, or room type, the DVC Member must ask for and wait for response before posting availability. If you post availability not requested in your thread by a potential renter, the thread will be removed and a warning issued.

If you are a DVC Member offering to transfer your points
to another DVC Member, please submit a thread to be validated. 'Points for Transfer' must be used if you ONLY wish to transfer your points or 'Points for Rent/Transfer' if you are willing to transfer and/or make a reservation using your points. You may have multiple ‘Points for Rent’, ‘Points for Transfer’ or ‘Points for Rent/Transfer’ thread active at a time (up to the maximum allowed for your rental plan) if desired.
The title must include the action being offered (‘Points for Rent’, ‘Points for Transfer’, or ‘Points for Rent/Transfer’) the number of points available, Home Resort and asking price.




If you are a DVC Member with an existing ‘Reservation for Rent’:


If you are a DVC Member wanting to
rent an existing reservation made using your own DVC points, please submit a thread to be validated. Only ONE existing reservation may be included in any thread but additional reservations may be submitted in separate threads up to the maximum for your rental plan. The arrival date MUST be within 30 days* and the title must be 'Reservation for Rent' which MUST also include the Resort, Villa type, dates, and the reservation price.
Those meeting the posting requirement and those with the Gold Plan icon in good standing will be allowed a maximum of two existing reservations to be offered within 30 days of arrival.

* Premium Plan members in good standing will be allowed to post up to 3 existing reservation
threads for their plan year without regard to the arrival date.
Reservation for Rent’
must be the title for offering an existing reservation. The reservation dates, villa type, resort, and Reservation price MUST be stated in the title.

Existing reservations will be accepted up to a maximum of 10 nights.


Existing reservations of exactly 7 nights with a Friday, Saturday or Sunday arrival WILL NOT be allowed.
AnyReservation for Rent’ thread suggesting that additional nights may be available WILL NOT be allowed but will be counted as an additionalReservation for Rent’ thread.

Multiple reservations may NOT be included in any thread – even if they are for the same dates. Each 'Reservation for Rent' must be submitted separately for each existing reservation up to the maximum allowed.


Editing an approved ‘Reservation for Rent’ thread
to alter dates, Resort, or villa type is NOT ALLOWED and will be counted as an additional Reservation for Rent’
thread in addition to removing the edited thread and receiving a warning. The original asking price may be edited.
Altering an approved ‘Points for Rent’ thread to add an existing reservation is NOT ALLOWED and will be counted as an additional Reservation for Rent’ thread in addition to the removal of the altered thread and receiving a warning.
'Reservation for Rent' titles MUST include the Dates of the reservation, Resort, Villa type, (Studio, 1BR, 2BR, etc.), and asking price for the Reservation being offered.


If you are a DVC Member wanting to trade a reservation at a DVC Resort

If you are a DVC Member wanting to trade a reservation at a DVC Resort, please submit a thread to be validated. 'Trade Offered' must be used as the title. This would be used by a DVC Member owning at resort A wanting a reservation at resort B and would be accomplished by finding another member willing to make that reservation at their Home Resort in exchange for a reservation at resort A or a transfer of points into their account. This may NOT be used for cash reservation requests - only for an exchange of DVC points or reservations. If a member has an existing reservation to offer the request may only be made within 30 days of arrival.


If you are a DVC Member with a reservation (made using DVC points) for a non-DVC option

If you are a DVC Member with a reservation (made using DVC points) for a non-DVC option wanting to transfer that reservation to another member in exchange for another reservation or a point transfer, please submit a thread to be validated. Trade/Transfer Offered’ must be used as the title. This would be used when a Member has an existing Disney Collection, Concierge Collection or Adventurer Collection reservation and would like to trade that for payment made using a DVC point transfer or a DVC reservation. The existing non-DVC reservation must have an arrival date within 6 months.
 

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It is the responsibility of anyone submitting a rental thread to make certain your thread complies with all DVC Rent/Trade Board rules as described in the
REQUIRED READING BEFORE POSTING - DVC Rent/Trade policies
thread, pinned at the top of the DVC Rent/Trade Board.




ANY THREAD SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL WILL COUNT TOWARDS YOUR PLAN LIMIT
WHETHER APPROVED OR NOT.




For DVC Members wanting to make reservations for others or offer an existing reservation to others:



1. Those meeting posting requirements and/or those purchasing the Gold rental plan are allowed a maximum of six (6) rental threads for the plan year, including up to two (2) rental threads offering a single existing reservation within 30 days of arrival.

2.
Those purchasing the Premium rental plan are allowed a maximum of 8 rental threads for the plan year, including up to three (3) rental threads offering a single existing reservation without regard to the arrival date.

3. Each thread title must begin with one of the following:

  • Points for Rent:
  • Points for Transfer:
  • Points for Rent/Transfer:
  • Trade Offered:
  • Reservation for Rent:
The thread title for ‘Points for Rent’, ‘Points for Transfer’, ‘Points for Rent/Transfer’ must also include:
  • DVC Resort(s) associated with the offered points
  • Number of Points Offered
  • Price per Point
The thread title for ‘Reservation for Rent’ must also include:
  • DVC Resort
  • Reservation Dates
  • Villa type (size, and booking category if applicable)
  • Total Price
An Existing Reservation must:
  • Be submitted separately in its own thread, one reservation per thread up to the maximum permitted.
  • Have a check in date within 30 days of the date the thread is submitted, unless a Premium rental plan has been purchased.
  • Be for 10 nights or less.
  • Start on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday if the reservation is for exactly 7 nights. Friday, Saturday & Sunday arrivals for 7 night reservations are not allowed to be offered on Disboards.com.

5. Threads approved as a ‘Points for Rent’, ‘Points for Transfer’, or ‘Points for Rent/Transfer’ thread may NOT later have an existing reservation added to the thread. Should that occur, the thread will be removed, and the existing reservation will be counted as a submitted ‘Reservation for Rent’ thread.

6. Editing an approved ‘Points for Rent’, ‘Points for Transfer’, or ‘Points for Rent/Transfer' thread to update the price, resort or number of points is allowed. 'Reservation for Rent' threads may not be modified except for the Total Price. Any changes to resort, villa type or dates must be submitted as a new thread. In all cases, please be sure the thread title is updated to match any updated information.

7. A WARNING will be issued for specific DVC Rent/Trade Board rule violations. The following violations will result in an active rental thread being removed and a warning issued:

  • Posting email or phone number in a rental thread or suggesting alternative means for private contact besides the DIS ‘Conversation’ (PM) System.
  • Posting reservation availability which has not been specifically requested in the rental thread. Requests without specific dates, resorts, and room types must be clarified with the potential renter before the DVC Member before posts availability.
  • Posting an existing reservation in a thread already approved as ‘Points for Rent’, ‘Points for Transfer’, or ‘Points for Rent/Transfer’.
  • Posting in another DVC Member’s approved rental thread.
  • Soliciting rentals in other DIS forums
  • Modifying the dates, resort or villa type of an existing reservation
Removed threads will be counted against the maximum allowed per the year/plan.

8. Multiple violations of the REQUIRED READING BEFORE POSTING rules will result in a loss of access to the DVC Rent/Trade Board.

9.
By submitting a rental thread on the DVC Rent/Trade Board you agree you will follow all Disboards.com policies and Rent/Trade Board rules and accept all decisions made by Disboards.com moderators to approve or deny rental threads submitted for approval.
 
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