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rent out fixed week that participates in RCI Points?

Conan

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I own a week 51 deed of a Disney-area timeshare that's been converted (if that's the word) into RCI points.

Thanks to my inability to stay away from Ebay, I have more RCI points than I need, so I'm thinking of renting my week for cash.

The RCI Points website says I don't have a "Home Week;" it says I have a "Home Resort." So it shows me RCI points availability in my Home Resort 12 months ahead.

Question 1: Does this mean my week 51 doesn't have fixed week status, and if I want to reserve week 51 (for personal use or to rent), I need to compete with every other owner of my resort who has enough RCI points to log on and reserve 12 months ahead?

Question 2: If that's how I book the week at the my Home Resort - - spending my RCI points starting 12 months ahead - - is there anything wrong with my buying a guest certificate for a stranger who's paying me rent?

Thanks!
 

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This same question has been asked here many times.

"If I convert my week to RCI points and therefore make my home resort reservations thru RCI, can I rent out my week?"

The answer is that at some resorts, you can make your reservation during your "home resort" reservation period and not involve RCI. Therefore you'll have no problem renting your week.

But some resorts make all RCI points owners make their "home resort" reservation thru RCI and that can make it less clear. Because RCI reservations can't be rented out. Of course this make no sense since you'll just be renting out the week you own and not an "Exchange".

The best idea I have is since it is almost 12 months from week 51, call your home resort and find out if during the "home resort" reservation period, can you make a reservation for your fixed week.
 
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This same question has been asked here many times.

"If I convert my week to RCI points and therefore make my home resort reservations thru RCI, can I rent out my week?"

The answer is that at some resorts, you can make your reservation during your "home resort" reservation period and not involve RCI. Therefore you'll have no problem renting your week.

But some resorts make all RCI points owners make their "home resort" reservation thru RCI and that can make it less clear. Because RCI reservations can't be rented out. Of course this make no sense since you'll just be renting out the week you own and not an "Exchange".

The best idea I have is since it is almost 12 months from week 51, call your home resort and find out if during the "home resort" reservation period, can you make a reservation for your fixed week.
Earlier in the year, I sent an email to RCI asking the same question. Here is their response, but I'm not sure if it answers your question.
As long as you reserve your home week (if you own fixed weeks) or the unit type and season that matches your floating ownership and confirm during the home week or home resort period, you may use or rent out that week. If you reserve a unit which does not match your ownership, or reserve after the home week/home resort priority reservation period, you may not rent out the unit.
 
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Earlier in the year, I sent an email to RCI asking the same question. Here is their response, but I'm not sure if it answers your question.
As long as you reserve your home week (if you own fixed weeks) or the unit type and season that matches your floating ownership and confirm during the home week or home resort period, you may use or rent out that week. If you reserve a unit which does not match your ownership, or reserve after the home week/home resort priority reservation period, you may not rent out the unit.

Great to see this policy in writing.

Thanks

PS There have been some Tuggers who have had their resorts tell them they couldn't rent out their own weeks. About two years ago, a Tugger on the east coast, had her resort tell her that she could rent out her week because it was reserved using her points even though it was home week/home resort.
 

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The RCI Points website says I don't have a "Home Week;" it says I have a "Home Resort." So it shows me RCI points availability in my Home Resort 12 months ahead.

Question 1: Does this mean my week 51 doesn't have fixed week status, and if I want to reserve week 51 (for personal use or to rent), I need to compete with every other owner of my resort who has enough RCI points to log on and reserve 12 months ahead?...
If you bought a fixed week 51, I'd expect you to have a Home Week. You should have a Home Resort as well, and maybe also a Home Group. Are you sure you don't have both a Home Week and Home Resort, and you just aren't seeing the Home Week booking option because you aren't in the Home Week booking window?

If RCI really is saying that you have no Home Week, I'd call the resort and ask about this. If you own a fixed week, you are entitled to a Home Week booking opportunity.


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PS There have been some Tuggers who have had their resorts tell them they couldn't rent out their own weeks. About two years ago, a Tugger on the east coast, had her resort tell her that she could rent out her week because it was reserved using her points even though it was home week/home resort.
Hi, Bill

Did you mean the resort told her that she could not rent out her week?

Also, is the Tugger you are talking about me, or someone else? (I'm not on the East Coast, but I had problems renting out at a resort in an Eastern state.) I own three fixed weeks that have been converted to RCI Points, and I have found it quite a hassle to rent them out. Depositing them with a company other than RCI is out of the question. In fact, I owned a fourth RCI Points fixed week, but sold it because of the hassle of using RCI Points weeks for anything other than RCI Points.

In my case, the resort did not flat out say I could not rent my week, but they said they had no way to confirm that I still had use of the week -- all RCI would tell them was that the week was in the RCI exchange pool, even though I had booked it during my Home Week Reservation window.
 
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