Providence, RI requires short-term rentals to operate under set regulations

If you’re a host in Providence, you’ll want to review the short-term rental regulations in the area. Among other guidelines, if your property isn’t also your primary residence, you’re required to secure a “temporary use permit,” lasting a single year. You can apply for the permit through the Department of Inspection and Standards. This and the following requirements took effect on November 30, 2019.  Additional key provisions include: Owner-occupied [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:13:42-06:00July 7th, 2020|General|

Top 3 Questions to Ask Your Broker about Short-Term Vacation Rental Insurance

Let’s say you’ve purchased a new home intending to use it primarily on Airbnb and occasionally for personal use. Just starting out, you may think your regular homeowner’s insurance is sufficient since you’ll be living there part-time. This is a common mistake as many hosts, even veteran hosts, do not realize that modifying the use of your property beyond strictly personal use requires some major modifications to your insurance. [...]

By |2020-06-26T16:03:00-06:00June 26th, 2020|General, Home Sharing|

Wilmington, NC short-term rental $500,000 liability insurance requirement

Wilmington, NC currently enforces short-term rental regulations for both whole-house rentals, and “homestays,” (i.e. renting individual bedrooms). The City requires hosts to adhere to the following restrictions and requirements, including proof of $500,000 or greater commercial general liability insurance:  Sec. 18-331.11: “Property owners registering a whole-house lodging are responsible for keeping in full force and effect during all times the unit is used as a whole-house lodging commercial general [...]

By |2020-06-16T09:16:00-06:00June 16th, 2020|General|

How to Pick a Short-Term Rental Property Manager

With travel traffic kicking back into gear, now is a great time to make a game plan for the future of your short-term rental business. As the industry begins to recover, a great way to grow your business and increase bookings is to hire a professional property manager. As they promote your property and handle guest relations, that leaves you with the pleasure of designing your home as a [...]

By |2020-06-05T08:53:51-06:00June 5th, 2020|General, Property Managers|

Safety: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Maintaining a Vacation Rental Property

By Justin Ford Prior to COVID-19, safety was already a growing concern in the short-term vacation rental industry. With exponential growth over the last 20 years, and more professional managers and hosts entering the market, establishing and adhering to a safety protocol that matches government regulation has been both a challenge and a priority for many.  What can you do to ensure your rental is safe for guests? Luckily, [...]

By |2020-06-09T15:02:40-06:00May 27th, 2020|General|

Will city administrators enforce short-term rental regulations in Fayetteville, AR?

A draft code is under review for short-term rental properties in Fayetteville, AR. The City Administration has postponed sending the draft code to City Council until in-person meetings have resumed. With roughly 500 short-term rentals in the City, the administration hopes all parties involved will agree on the proposed regulations, which include the following: An occupancy cap of two people per bedroom plus an additional two; a maximum of [...]

By |2020-05-26T08:40:45-06:00May 26th, 2020|General|

Short-Term Rental Industry Highlights with Darren Pettyjohn – an interview on The Invited Guest

The Team at Proper Insurance is happy to present an overview of a recent interview between Darren Pettyjohn, Co-Owner of Proper Insurance and host Scott on “The Invited Guest” by Private Porch. Scott and Darren discuss why hosts should verify their short-term rental insurance, the response to COVID-19 from property management companies and customers, and staying positive - the short-term rental industry will recover from this unique time. Listen [...]

By |2020-05-07T11:21:13-06:00April 22nd, 2020|General|

How to Properly Insure your Short-Term Rental – an interview on short-term rental insurance with Darren Pettyjohn

We are happy to present an overview of a recent interview between Darren Pettyjohn, Co-Owner of Proper Insurance, and the hosts at Thanks for Visiting. It is a great discussion regarding short-term rental insurance and the details hosts need to consider when starting their business.  Every host is excited to start up their business and welcome their first guests. Having dedicated time and money to making their property ‘just [...]

By |2020-04-22T10:15:51-06:00April 15th, 2020|General, Home Sharing|

COVID-19 Relief Options for Short-term Rental Hosts and Property Managers

These are the most difficult times many of us have experienced in the vacation rental world. While none of us could have imagined a time such as now, we must remain optimistic and work together to bridge this gap so we may continue the unprecedented growth of the short-term rental industry.  So, right now, what are your options?  As members of the vacation rental community, we have received many [...]

By |2020-04-10T14:49:35-06:00April 10th, 2020|General, Home Sharing, Property Managers|

Prince George County, MD short-term rental $1,000,000 liability insurance requirement

Prince George County currently requires short-term rental hosts to obtain a license to operate their business, and included in the number of documents needed to process the license application, hosts must provide proof of a current and valid short-term rental liability policy of at least $1,000,000. Details needed to obtain the MD short-term rental license ($150 annually) include:  Photos of installed smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and photos [...]

By |2020-04-07T08:52:52-06:00April 7th, 2020|General|