Safety tips for property owners.
When you are renting out your property for the first time, you may be worried about the safety of your home and possessions. We can assure you that it is very rare to have any issues with guests, but there are a few common sense steps you can take to minimise the risk even further:
– Screen your guests – e.g. you might decide to limit your guests to certain age brackets, only accept guests with reviews that have at least 4 stars, or not allow kids into your home. We can enforce these rules for you when we accept bookings.
– Specify rules in your welcome pack – you may have certain house rules such as no shoes inside. We can include these rules in the welcome pack that we provide to your guests.
– Security deposits – we can arrange a security deposit for each guests, which will cover minor incidents that may occur such as broken crockery or a lost key.
In the unlikely event that these measures fail to prevent damage to your home, Airbnb does provide a Host Guarantee Program as well as Host Protection Insurance that we can draw on if necessary.