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Can't rent what you don't own....


TUG Review Crew
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Nov 3, 2008
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Central Ohio
I've seen the threads that talk about the fact that you cannot rent out a week that you obtained through an exchange company.

I'm new at this, so please help me understand how this is enforced :confused: . In other words, if I have my "own" week at say MGO --- vs. a week that I exchanged into MGO -- what are details of this restrictions that would NOT allow me to rent that exchanged week to someone.


Tug Review Crew: Rookie
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Jun 6, 2005
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Interval International Membership Terms and Conditions clearly prohibit the rental of exchanges. II can and will suspend membership for renting exchanges and can/will cancel the exchange.

I had my membership suspended a few months ago on the suspicion of renting an exchange on EBAY. I wasnt, but II made it clear that they actively look for the rental of exchanges.

Dave M

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Jun 16, 2004
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Sun City Hilton Head, SC
You own the week that you bought and reserved at (for example) MGO. But if you deposit that week into II, II owns it and any exchange (or Getaway or Accommodation Certificate week) that you get from II is subject to their rules.

To violate those rules and get caught risks not only suspension of your account and possible losss of any other deposited weeks, it almost certainly means cancellation of the week that you rented to someone else. Imagine the legal difficulty you would be in if that person showed up to check in and was told the reservation had been canceled!

Some people rent out exchanged weeks in spite of the rules, but there have been enough reports here of people being caught or accused (as discussed above) that taking such a risk seems foolish, IMHO.