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The (gîte) business side of things

Legal requirements and business insurance

We can inform you about the legal requirements of running a gîte, for example the number of guests you’re allowed, not having a dark pool liner, how often to get your chimneys swept, offering alcohol, the rules about fire extinguishers.

Business insurance is also of great importance, we can discuss what cover you should take out.

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Terms, conditions, rates and cancellation

How do you set your rental rates, minimum nights and what is your cancellation policy, especially since COVID-19?

What are the other terms and conditions you set, such as payment deadlines and methods, arrival and departure times, etc. We can discuss the pros and cons of each with you.


Classifying your gîte can be beneficial for both marketing and for lowering your taxes. It’s a complicated process with 133 categories. We can run a simulation of the inspection so you know how to get the best star-rating, or we can talk you through it so that you are well prepared.

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Hiring an accountant is invaluable to ensure you submit the correct information to the authorities.

Whilst we are not accountants, we can run through the 9 charges we pay so that you understand the range and costs.