Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Paperwork!
Now that you have skipped past the couple of homes that did not want you to see their home or take a look inside before actually booking and you have narrowed it down to a handful that welcomed you without any hesitation, you can now take your investigation work a little further.
Asking for all of the proper and up-to-date paperwork is the next technique you can use to make sure that you have found and booked the best of all of your options. This is another thing that anyone who is trying to run a reputable and honest bed and breakfast will never be hesitant to pull out at any request at a moment’s notice.
Like I mentioned before, there are a number of codes and ordinances that a bed and breakfast need to follow in order to legally offer their home to strangers. If you have found anything that might be of concern on your own little inspection, don’t be afraid to ask to see any paperwork that relates to the state of their home.
It is important to see that any home repairs, additions, or remodeling was done by licensed & insured contractors that follow strict guidelines and rules to make sure everything is in working order and is safe to inhabit. I have seen a great number of bed and breakfast owners who like to take on this kind of work themselves and even though they like to think that they are capable of doing so, 9 times out of 10 they are not done properly and would never meet the proper regulations.
This is a pretty important topic that I will make sure to come back to.