Foreign landlords, tax obligations.
Good as far as am concerned. not much different from what hotels already have to do..
If it had been in place a couple of years ago in Ovacik near Fethiye might have stopped a particularly nasty spate of burglaries when the crooks rented a villa they operated from. the more security the better these days. imo.
Surely nobody is suggesting that expat landlords who are renting their properties out for often £1,000 a week and more aren't paying taxes! I am sure this will just be a small admin issue for them and they will continue to pay their taxes to the authorities.Despite all the high minded reasons given, which may be an excuse to act, I think this is mainly down to making sure they collect as much tax as possible.
I have no issue to showing ID at check-in at hotels. It used to becompulsory in UK and stil is in France and Germany. I don't know why it is no longer obligatory in the UK?
I have no idea, I didn't even know it used to be compulsory in the UK. Are you certain it's still compulsory in France and Germany and not just part of the old system protocol?
All I know is that nowadays we simply take a name for the reservation but never ask to see ID.
Hi Charlotte, my own recent experience of booking a hotel room in England is that; Home address, Full name, Contact numbers are requested on initial booking. On arrival, payment in full &/or Credit card details are required for hotel payments & services.
I would add that I have no problem with an accommodation provider (Hotel, B&b etc) securing identity checks.
To my knowledge this information/registration is still required across the EU & in Turkey.
It was a while ago that I worked at reception in a hotel in the UK and in those days you had to fill in a form (little beige card) with details on all guests which the police could ask for when they wanted.
In France ID is only required from non-French citizens, I have always been asked for my passport in Germany and Italy but don't know if it is compulsory or just normal practice.
It doesn't really bother me whether or not it is useful as an anti-crime measure, but I don't find it intrusive.
In Turkey the information is sent every evening to the Jandarma via special software issued to hotels and pansyions. Slightly more intrusive but I have seen people in the UK being asked for their driving licence to buy a can of beer!
It is an unpleasant fact of modern life that security checks and knowing where people are is increasingly important. When I went to live in Germany many years ago you already had to register as living in a particular area at the local residency office, and that is for permanent residents. Here in the UK we have the census system. Checks on temporary residents are even more important, I would think ...
Seems as if you can make up your own rules in the UK.
"You must be able to show photo identification (a driver's licence, passport or national ID card) or the credit or debit card used to make your booking if requested by Travelodge at any time. If you are unable to produce this to the satisfaction of the hotel we may terminate your booking without refund."
"At various times, we will be obliged to ask you, as an Accor S.A. customer, for information about you and/or members of your family, such as:
Contact details (for example, last name, first name, telephone number, email)
Personal information (for example, date of birth, nationality)
Information relating to your children (for example, first name, date of birth, age)
Your credit card number (for transaction and reservation purposes)
Your membership number for the AccorHotels loyalty program or another partner program (for example, the airline loyalty program)
Your arrival and departure dates
Your preferences and interests (for example, smoking or non-smoking room, preferred floor, type of bedding, type of newspapers/magazines, sports, cultural interests)
Your questions/comments, during or following a stay in one of our establishments."
Novotel: information on security and confidentiality
(Love the way Accor hotels are "obliged" to ask you about your bedding and cultural interests!!)