renting from people out of the country????

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  1. mommiepoppins

    mommiepoppins <font color=red>I miss sitting in a bucket

    Feb 18, 2006
    I found a great house on vrbo ( in my price range:lovestruc ), however the people are from out of the country. How do I make sure that it is all dandy?
  2. Freaky

    Freaky Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 2001
    You will find that many of the rental homes are owned by people out of the US - a lot from the UK. They will have a local management company whom I'm sure you would be able to contact to make sure all is as it should be.

    Just ask as many questions as you need to. Owners are generally only too happy to answer any questions or concerns from potential renters.
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  4. sympatico

    sympatico DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2006
    We've rented from UK owners a few times and everything went well. You can look up their tax records once you know their names and also contact their management company as Freaky said. I'm sure they have had some worried customers rent their place.
    The tax record site for Osceola County is:
    Just do a property search to see if they really own the home.
  5. KarenG101

    KarenG101 Earning My Ears

    Oct 8, 2007
    I agree there are quite a few owners from out of the country but ask questions and I am sure you will find the owners are great to work with.
  6. kjblovesdisney

    kjblovesdisney The Wonderful World of Disney Presents.....

    Sep 3, 2001
    We are renting in March a home from an owner in UKand have had a great response from him. Any time I have questions, he gets right back to me with the answers. We are looking forward to our visit to his home. In my mind it works both ways. I am sure he hopes that we are a family who will not trash his home and will treat it with respect. I hope you find a great rental.
  7. Dedejf

    Dedejf Have loved Disney for thirty years!

    Feb 15, 2005
    It seems like every house we've rented in the Kissimmee area is owned by people from the UK. They have all been wonderful to work with....helpful, courteous, communicative, etc. I don't think you need to fear renting a house from the UK owners at all. I think you will be able to tell after exchanging a few emails if someone is trustworthy and professional. Don't let their nationality scare you away from renting. Everyone I've dealt with has a local management company to deal with your questions and concerns and they've all been great to work with too.
  8. kerrynic78

    kerrynic78 New mom to sweet baby Audrey!

    Feb 5, 2001
    Every year my dad rents a house in Kissimmee for 3 months and every time he has dealt with an owner from the U.K. He has never once had a problem and has found the owners to be extremely helpful and friendly.
  9. Robinrs

    Robinrs DIS Veteran

    Sep 7, 1999
    I agree with the others. I've been renting for 7 years and have rented from people from the UK and Australia all but one time, no problems at all... except the time difference!
  10. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

    Mar 23, 2004
    As it happens, all of my rentals have been from UK owners. No worries.
  11. MickeyMouseMomofSix

    MickeyMouseMomofSix Mouseketeer

    Feb 12, 2007
    We rented through owners from the UK last problems at all! We were very pleased. :thumbsup2

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