Top 4 Questions to Ask an Insurance Provider in the Short Term Rental Space

Before you can offer 5-star stays to your guests, you need to ensure that your short-term rental is operationally sound. For property owners, this means protecting your business against potential risks. In the short-term rental world, protection comes in many forms—guest screening, noise sensors, clear communication and, most importantly, insurance. First and foremost, short-term rental insurance should cover both commercial and personal use of your vacation rental. But beyond [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:07:01-07:00December 11th, 2019|General|

How to Protect Your Short Term Rental Business: Navigating the Risk of Party Houses

Recent events have cities across the US revisiting how Short Term Rentals are allowed in their communities and debating stricter regulations to avoid increasingly common “party houses”. Short Term Rental Protection (Click here for a 5 minute online quote) How can hosts protect their Short Term Rental business and keep neighbors and city leaders on their side? Proper Insurance recommends NoiseAware. NoiseAware is a proprietary noise monitoring system that tracks the ‘noise score’ [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:58:38-07:00November 19th, 2019|General|

How to Set Up Your Home to Be a Rental Property

By Dylan LeCompte Renting out your house instead of listing it on the real estate market is a common, and even profitable, way to hold on to your property when you aren’t currently living in it as a primary residence. Some homeowners choose this direction when they want to wait to sell when their second home’s value increases or the market turns in their favor. Others may want to come [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:57:34-07:00November 13th, 2019|General|

How Airbnb General Liability Insurance Fits Into Jersey City, New Jersey Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business are all reporting today on the Jersey City short-term rental regulation that passed Why so many headlines you might ask?  The reason is Airbnb plans to go public in 2020 and prohibitive regulation makes potential investors uneasy.  What if other cities adopt a similar regulation?  The truth of the matter is common sense regulation surrounding the short-term rental or home-sharing economy [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:55:27-07:00November 6th, 2019|General|

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 your [...]

By |2019-11-27T11:49:26-07:00October 8th, 2019|General|

Ulster, Dutchess, NY Counties Seeking to Regulate Airbnb and Short Term Rentals

Much like other areas of the country, the counties that make up the Hudson Valley have experienced significant growth in their short-term rental markets. With the injection of money from tourists come similar obstacles that other popular areas have been faced with. Residents in these areas have begun voicing concerns over the impact short-term rentals have on their respective communities. Overall the opinion has been that an all-out ban is [...]

By |2019-09-04T19:38:29-06:00July 1st, 2019|General, Regulations|

Keep in touch with your short-term rental guests – and keep them coming back

You’ve had guests stay in your vacation rental property and they had a great experience. Now, it’s a year later and those same guests are thinking of coming back to your area on their next vacation. Will your short-term rental be their first choice for lodging on their trip? Or, if their friends or family are coming to stay in your city, will your guests recommend your property? Why or [...]

By |2019-08-27T13:55:16-06:00June 24th, 2019|General, Home Sharing|

Are You Actually Protected? 5 Important Things Every Host Needs to Understand About the $1M Airbnb Host Guarantee.

Evian Gutman   Evian is the Founder & CEO of Padlifter – the one-stop-shop for getting found more often, winning more bookings and making more money on Airbnb. He is the author of the best-selling book ‘The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money on Airbnb’ and is an Airbnb Superhost that has hosted over 500 guests. Many short-term hosts using the Airbnb platform are familiar with Airbnb’s Host Protection Guarantee and think [...]

By |2019-09-04T19:51:19-06:00June 18th, 2019|General|

New Rules for Bellingham: Developing Short-Term Rental Regulations in WA

The city of Bellingham, WA hopes to uphold two primary goals by enforcing its recent ordinance: to maintain stable housing while protecting the safety and rights of owners, neighbors, and guests. This ordinance requires that all short-term rental operators obtain a vacation rental permit and pay the corresponding fee. Along with the permit, each operator is limited to one short-term rental property in all residential areas and the dwelling must be the [...]

By |2019-10-19T15:36:58-06:00June 17th, 2019|General|

Airbnb® Dispute Over 1.8 Million Dollar Home in Flames

An investigative report stretching over 5 months was recently released by NBC Bay Area, highlighting the dangers of relying on Airbnb’s Host Guarantee insurance. The loss of a $1.8 million home in Sonoma, CA, burned to the ground by causes ‘unknown’ but likely stemming from short-term vacation rental guests booked though Airbnb, caused an uproar in the vacation rental community when Airbnb suspended the claim for 16 months before the [...]

By |2019-10-19T15:24:17-06:00June 10th, 2019|General|