Conditions and obligations for furnished tourist accommodation

To run furnished tourist accommodation, you have to meet the following conditions.
  1. the general conditions for running any tourist accommodation;
  2. The specific conditions
    For a comprehensive view, consult Appendix 3 of the decree, of which an extract only is given here.
If you offer your tenants the possibility of cooking, refer to the obligations that apply for « tourist résidences  ».
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Furnished tourist accommodation is tourist accommodation reserved exclusively for the use of the tenant that does not offer the possibility of cooking.

Opening period, capacity and contract

  • If it is the main residence of the operator, the accommodation is available for a maximum of four months per year.
  • For each accommodation facility let, the maximum capacity is determined.
  • A rental contract is signed between the parties.
    This may provide for the payment of charges. The amount of these charges is either a flat rate or is set on the basis of actual consumption.
    Payment of a guarantee may be required.


  • If the establishment offers certain hotel services (for example, breakfast, beds changed, rooms cleaned, caretaker or reception), this is subject to payment of a supplement. The list of these services is provided for the guest in the room.
  • The operator has a reception that is accessible at least during the day and from Monday to Friday. Outside reception opening hours, a member of staff can be reached by telephone.


  • The establishment is kept clean and in good condition.
  • The accommodation does not include cooking facilities.
  • The furniture and equipment are adapted to the capacity.
  • The entrance door to the furnished tourist accommodation is identified and lockable.
  • The establishment provides cleaning equipment (hand brush, broom, bucket, mop, squeegee, vacuum cleaner, etc.).
  • The furnished tourist accommodation has a living area, one or more bedrooms or areas serving a similar function and a bathroom.
  • The bedroom or bedrooms contain(s):
    • a window that opens with opaque curtains or a mechanical ventilation system
    • beds with a mattress, a pillow and a cover
    • a power socket.
  • The bathroom has:
    • a washbasin with drinking water
    • electric lighting
    • a window or ventilation grid
    • a bath or a shower
    • a storage area near the washbasin
    • a mirror
    • a small waste bin.

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