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It’s ok to say no: turning down potential short-term renters

Surely, you’ve had at least one. If you list your property for short-term rental on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway, you’ve likely come across a request that just seems a little bit off. Spam inquiries are usually easy to spot, especially after you’ve seen one. They all have similar red flags: odd or famous names, the email doesn’t match with the name, multiple mistakes and grammatical errors. [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:08:05-06:00October 25th, 2019|Home Sharing|

Austin Debates over Short Term Rental Regulations

City leaders across the US seek to regulate short-term rentals in a way that directly helps their community. Cities such as Austin, TX have strict regulations in order to maintain available housing for long-term renters and individuals wanting to settle down in their community. However, many families bring in extra income by short-term renting their primary residence or investment property. For some individuals, short-term renting is a way to [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:45:32-06:00October 22nd, 2019|Regulations|

Approaching Deadline for Los Angeles Short Term Rental Ordinance

Homeowners have until November 1st to come into compliance with their Short-Term Rental businesses. According to the Los Angeles Ordinance implemented in early July, short-term rental operators are now required to register with the city’s “Home-Sharing” program (the registration portal can be accessed here).  In order to meet city requirements, the property must be the owner’s primary residence, and if renter-operated, the renter must provide the landlord’s written and [...]

By |2020-06-30T10:59:56-06:00October 15th, 2019|Regulations|

Essential Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle Before Winter

As the air turns brisk and the leaves begin to change, homeowners everywhere start battening down for winter. From torrential rains and blistering winds to freezing temperatures and heavy snow, winter puts our homes through a lot. Being prepared for the change in weather will ensure your house keeps you warm and safe all winter long. Not only that, but tackling these maintenance tasks in the fall will make [...]

By |2020-03-05T12:03:55-07:00October 8th, 2019|General|

Ohio Updates Short Term Rental Regulation

Reviewed and updated on 03/05/2020 Along with many cities across the U.S., Columbus, OH requires all Short-Term Rental operators to obtain a Short-Term Rental permit through the city. The application process includes applying in person with a signed and notarized Short-Term Rental Application and paying the corresponding fees. The owner and operator must also provide a copy of general liability insurance listing the Short-Term Rental property as insured. This [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:38:50-06:00September 30th, 2019|Regulations|

Portland, OR – Airbnb, Short Term Vacation Rental Requirements

Call Proper With Ordinances being implemented in cities across the U.S., Proper Insurance is the company to contact as the nation’s leading Short-Term Rental Insurer. Proper provides the most comprehensive coverage available to an owner in all 50 states and offers all-inclusive insurance for buildings, contents, income, and liability. Proper is also Underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, AM Best’s Rated A. Click here to read through our Reviews from [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:40:08-06:00September 17th, 2019|Regulations|

Arlington TX Tackles Airbnb and Short Term Rental Regulation 

The gig economy has taken the United States by storm, but none may be more prominent than that of the short-term rental industry. Don't mess with TX Cities across the country have taken various measures to address the burgeoning industry, ranging from outright bans to stricter regulations. The state of Texas is unique in that their state legislature has opted to prohibit the banning of short-term rentals by communities [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:46:02-06:00September 12th, 2019|Regulations|

Short-term renting is a good money-making strategy

If you are already in the short-term rental business, or thinking about it, certainly one of the main draws was to make income off your property. A recent poll of 1000 people by real estate company Clever found that 84% of respondents think listing a home on sites such as Airbnb is a good way to make money. However, it’s not as simple as “list the home, and the [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:08:42-06:00September 9th, 2019|Home Sharing|

Newport, Oregon Airbnb Insurance Regulation

With the explosive growth of short-term rental properties found on websites such as Airbnb and Vrbo, communities are struggling to find common ground regulation. Many communities have passed ordinances and laws which all have some type of insurance requirement. Newport, OR is one such city, requiring $1,000,000 liability insurance that must cover the short-term rental operations. Newport Municipal Code: Liability Insurance. Letter of intent to insure (for new applications) [...]

By |2020-03-05T12:30:26-07:00September 4th, 2019|Regulations|

Survey says property owners are concerned about guest injury

A recent survey conducted in tandem by Lodgify and UK insurer, Scofield’s, asked short-term rental owners what concerns them the most about their renters. The #1 answer? Guests injuring themselves, with over half selecting that as their main concern. Next came property damage, weighing in with 44% of respondents citing this concern. Theft rounded out the top three. The good news? All of these top issues are covered with [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:09:32-06:00August 26th, 2019|Property Managers|
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