REQUIRED READING BEFORE POSTING - DVC Rent/Trade policies - UPDATED - 05/06/2019

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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 DVC-Board forums. Offers posted on other DISboards Forums, offers made via PM or email, and offers made in approved threads of other DVC Members are not allowed. Non DVC-Members can use this board to find a Member who can make a DVC Resort Reservation for them, or to look to trade a non-DVC timeshare for an equivalent DVC reservation. DVC-Members can use this board to offer to make reservations for others (normally to non-members), 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. They do not directly involve Disney, Disney Vacation Club or the DISboards. DISboards will not intervene in any issues resulting from these private transactions. DISboards 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 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 20+ years regarding any 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 call the resort directly to verify their reservation. The 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 be provided the home address and home telephone number by the member as a reference. When possible, we suggest that payments be made by credit card to have an additional level of security.



    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 posted 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 dates and villa size will be required.
    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 added to the correct Membership.





    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 or Profile Post.


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




    PLEASE DO NOT POST PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THIS BOARD.

    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 in order to use this system. We would encourage you to go to our Technical Support/Test Forum where you can easily and quickly post enough to reach that minimum. Please do not do so in the rental threads on this board as those posts will not increase your total. To contact another poster, click on their username and in the pop-up box, click on ‘Start a Conversation’. To open your ‘Inbox’, hover over ‘Inbox’ to view the recent contents and click on a new conversation to open or click on ‘Start a New Conversation’. Personal information (email, etc.) may be securely conveyed using this conversation system.


    Please do NOT offer to rent your points in someone else's thread.

    Members may offer to rent reservations to others ONLY in their own approved rental thread. This includes contacting other posters via PM or Profile Post. Rental solicitations made in another Member’s rental thread will count towards your allowed threads for your rental plan. If a potential renter has contacted 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 or anonymous IPs will lose access to the DVC Rent/Trade board.





    All New Threads must be Approved before they actually appear on the 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, 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.
    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 posted 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 , Profile Posts, offers via ‘Conversation’ (PM), and offers by email are not allowed. Also excluded are offers posted in another member's rental thread.


    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 : [​IMG]



    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: [​IMG]



    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 approved the next time the queue is reviewed 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.


    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.


    All threads will be locked after 1 month (one month from the date the thread was approved for the board – 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 have up to 6 threads approved over a 12 month period which may include a maximum of two existing reservations within 30 days of arrival. Those who have purchased the Premium rental plan may have up to 8 threads approved over a 12 month period which may include a maximum of three existing reservations without regard to the arrival date.

    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 pan expires and will require a new submission to the Moderation Queue if more time is desired.
     
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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' should be used as the title followed by the number of points available, Home Resort and asking price. 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. If you have points available for rental at more than one DVC Resort, please include all in a single thread as only one 'Points for Rent' thread will be allowed at a time. Reporting availability in the thread must be based on requests made by potential renters in the rental thread. Listing available dates not requested may be construed as offering an existing reservation, which is NOT allowed in a 'Points for Rent' thread.

    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' should be used if you ONLY wish to transfer your points or "Points for Rent/Transfer" if you are willing to transfer and/or rent a reservation using your points.

    In either case, the title must include 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 you 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 should be 'Reservation for Rent' which MUST also include the Resort, Villa type, dates, and price for the reservation.

    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 reservations for their plan year without regard to the arrival date. Reservation for Rent’ must be the title for offering an existing reservation without regard for the arrival date. The reservation dates, villa type, resort, and price MUST be noted 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, as this simplifies our policy regarding RCI exchanges (which are not allowed at all). Any ‘Reservation for Rent’ thread suggesting that additional nights may be available WILL NOT be allowed but will be counted as an additional ‘Reservation for Rent’ thread.


    Each 'Reservation for Rent' must be submitted separately for each existing reservation up to the maximum allowed. Multiple reservations may not be included in any thread.

    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. The original 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.

    'Reservation for Rent' titles MUST include the Dates of the reservation, Resort, Villa type, (Studio, 1BR, 2BR, etc.), and price.



    If you are a DVC Member wanting to trade a reservation at a DVC Resort, please submit a thread to be validated. 'Trade Offered' will 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 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 wanting to transfer that reservation to another member in exchange for another reservation or a point transfer, please submit a thread to be validated. We would suggest using ‘Trade/Transfer Offered’ 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.



    If you are NOT a DVC Member and have an existing non-DVC reservation:


    If you are not a DVC Member, but have a reservation available at a condo or another timeshare to offer in trade for a DVC reservation, please submit a thread to be validated. "Non-DVC Trade Offered" would need to be used as the title. The arrival date of the existing reservation needs to be within 6 months. You may only offer reservations at your home resort, the resort where you physically own. No RCI/II trades, and no resort system trades may be offered. These trades may only be for a reservation using DVC points. No cash reservations are allowed.



    We allow a single thread at a time for each different rental category ('Points for Rent'/ 'Points for Transfer', or 'Trade Offered'/'Trade Wanted'). 'Points for Rent' and 'Points for Transfer' threads may be combined as 'Points for Rent/Transfer' if desired.

    '
    Reservation for Rent' threads MUST be submitted as a separate thread for each reservation. You may not edit any approved thread to add or modify an existing reservation. Multiple 'Reservation for Rent' threads may be submitted at once for approval, up to the limit allowed per 12 month period.

    Different categories must be submitted as individual threads for approval and may NOT be combined in a single thread.



    Please review these other Rent/Trade pinned threads:

    HOW TO USE the Conversation System (PM) on the DVC Rent/Trade Board-10 POSTS NEEDED

    EMAILS and PHONE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE POSTED ON THIS BOARD

    SUMMARY of Rent/Trade Board Posting Rules - Effective 02/27/2018
     
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