What hospitality expectations do short-term rental guests have?

Short-term rental guests expect basic amenities when they’re staying at your rental property and hope to find homey, creature comforts for their stay. Remember, you are competing with Hilton Hotels with your short term vacation rental. It makes sense that if your guests are traveling on vacation, they aren’t going to haul their kitchen items with them, or a set of extra sheets for the bed. But what’s the [...]

By |2022-03-08T14:43:37-07:00June 10th, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance|

Establish Ground Rules with Overly Demanding Guests

Has this happened to you? You have guests staying in your short-term rental property. They call you on the first day with a simple request. Then they call you a second time. Then a third. The requests may or may not be reasonable, but they expect you to meet their demands. Where do you draw the line? Or, perhaps your guests leave the home in terrible condition, cause damage, [...]

By |2021-12-13T14:41:43-07:00April 15th, 2019|Property Managers, Home Sharing Insurance|

City of Grapevine Votes to Uphold Ban on Short-Term Rental

The city of Grapevine, Texas has voted to ban short term rentals within the city limits. Initially, the intent was to determine if the industry could be regulated, however it was decided in the later moments of the hearing to keep the ban in place. The ban comes in the wake of complaints from both citizens and the local hotel industry. Without a doubt, the complaints fielded against short [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:48:01-06:00February 18th, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance, Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Airbnb Modifies their Host Protection Guarantee

Recently, Airbnb had announced that they would be improving their claims process for Airbnb’s host protection policy. In it, they describe not receiving many claims. Specifically, “Instances of property damage on Airbnb are quite rare. On average, significant claims of damage happen less than .004% of the time.” Quite impressive to be sure, however people in the Airbnb community seem to think otherwise. It may be worth explaining what [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:07:29-06:00January 7th, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance|

Property Owners in San Antonio Facing New Rental Laws

After years of debate, officials in San Antonio, California have finally decided to move forward with regulating short-term rentals. This includes services like Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey, and more. Property owners are dismayed at the decision that took over 2 years to conclude. According to the new law, property owners who rent out their home or use services like Airbnb will be required to register with the city for a [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:28:32-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Home Sharing Insurance, Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Florida City Begins Legislating Rentals Like Airbnb

If you’re leasing your property in Miami or you plan on visiting and staying at an Airbnb or other rental, you may want to plan accordingly. Officials in one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots are now beginning to implement strict new laws when it comes to short-term rentals like Airbnb, FlipKey, and more. According to legislatures, too many people are renting property in zoning districts that don’t permit [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:12:25-06:00November 26th, 2018|Home Sharing Insurance, Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Short-Term Rentals in Boston Receive Harsh New Laws

Boston city council recently passed a new set of stringent laws regulating Airbnb and other short-term rental companies though the city. According to the new law, investors and tenant will not be permitted to rent out property by the night, beginning January 1st, 2019. If you’re currently an investor or tenant and use Airbnb, you have an extended grace period of September 2019. According to regulators, Airbnb and other [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:21:10-06:00November 12th, 2018|Home Sharing Insurance, Short-Term Rental Regulations|

How to Prepare Your Home for the Short-Term Rental Market [Updated 2022]

Have you been thinking about joining the short-term rental industry by starting your own vacation rental?  When it comes to short-term rentals, getting your property listed on sites like Airbnb or Vrbo isn’t difficult.  In fact, you can have your home or apartment listed on most booking sites within just a few minutes.  But that doesn’t mean you should just make a listing in hopes of generating some side [...]

By |2022-03-17T13:12:47-06:00October 15th, 2018|Home Sharing Insurance, Short Term Rental Insurance|

The Big Three, Understanding the Short-Term Vacation Rental Market

When you set out to insure your short term vacation rental, you have a few options. You can insure the property as with a standard homeowners policy (which is probably what you currently have), a Landlord policy (built for long-term rentals), or a commercial business policy (like a coffee shop or yoga studio would carry). Let's dive in and take a look at how these different types of policies [...]

By |2021-09-24T13:59:02-06:00October 1st, 2018|Property Managers, Home Sharing Insurance|

Reduce the likelihood of a liability claim at your Vacation Rental

Firstly, verify your insurance policy has adequate liability coverage for the risk you are undertaking. If you operate a short term vacation rental, and you live in a city or county that has requirements for vacation rentals- ensure you are compliant with local regulations. These regulations generally require you to carry 500k of liability coverage, however some communities require up to 1 million dollars’ worth of liability coverage. Generally [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:27:35-06:00September 3rd, 2018|Property Managers, Home Sharing Insurance|
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