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Old 30 May 21, 12:07 PM  
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Some advice please

I am a long time lurker on the forum, but haven't posted in a long while, so 'hi all!'

We are a family of 7 and usually go to Florida bi-annually. Our last trip was July 2019, we didn't book for this year because of Covid but are now looking at July/August 2022. We always do a week in a 2-bedroom villa at SSR, which obviously isn't yet available to book, but the prices for everything else have absolutely sky-rocketed since out last trip and my OH (not a Disney die-hard like myself and the kids) is now looking at outside villas to save some money, particularly as we are not getting the free dining that has been a big draw for our large family on previous visits.

I have suggested we rent some DVC points instead, if we can, to make the saving, but he is nervous about something going wrong and I don't know what to tell hime to reassure him about the security of relying on a stranger to make our accommodation booking on our behalf.

What do I tell him to set his mind at rest, and is booking through somewhere like Dave's any more secure than renting direct from a Dibb member?

Thanks for your help, I am so desperate to go back to Disney but it is looking so expensive for next year right now.
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Old 30 May 21, 12:38 PM  
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I'm looking at renting points from David's DVC next year too as we will need quite a lot and had the same worries - what's to stop us paying for a DVC rental, only to have the renter cancel and keep our money (not suggesting any Dibbers would do this). I emailed to ask them what security measures they have in place and they replied:

All DVC Owners that work with our service sign the following agreement which can be found here dvcrequest/dvc-owners/sa...iary-agreement please see section 7

Owners are not paid the full amount for a reservation until the date of check-in, in order to prevent reservations from being cancelled.

In the unlikely event that a reservation was cancelled, the following can be found in the Guest's Rental Agreement here

dvcrequest/information/sample-agreement



I hope that helps a bit. I asked them a lot of questions, and they were very helpful
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Old 30 May 21, 01:26 PM  
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As a DVC owner and previous renter through the dibb I felt a bit nervous so I looked at previous posts by the person I was renting off who had been on here for many years offering advice and also had lots of previous rentals and no complaints. All was perfect. I would definitely rent off here again as long as it wasnít someone new on here as that would make me nervous.
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Old 30 May 21, 07:41 PM  
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Iíve rented off a few Dibbers and they have all been great. I have also rented off Davidís and had a booking last year we obviously didnít go but tbf they were great and I now have a voucher valid for 3 years
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Old 30 May 21, 09:26 PM  
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Before buying DVC we rented from quite a few people on here, all great and no problems.

This year for the first time we have rented our points out both on here and other FB groups and have had lovely renters.
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Old 31 May 21, 06:14 AM  
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I have rented my points and also been a renter.

Davidís may offer protection but a private transaction does require a lot of trust on both sides.

There is nothing to stop the renter cancelling, although once you get within a month the cancellation policy gets much stricter so they are less likely to do so.

With MDE, you can see your reservation is still live so you could check if it had been cancelled easily enough.
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Old 31 May 21, 06:52 AM  
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Remember you get a reservation number and can link it to MDE so you know itís been made. Or it disappeared youíd also know it has been cancelled.

No more risk than renting a villa privately really.
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