Post by High Priestess on Nov 2, 2015 16:21:17 GMT
MOre info on setting up a security deposit:
Eileen shared Nov 2 2015
I have not wanted to include a Security Deposit on my listing because I feel this amount would scare away possible guests. However, in my House Manual I list all of the items in the guest bedroom with each cost. I advise in the House Manual that they will be charged for any of the missing items. But since I don't list security deposit with Airbnb I suppose, can I request payment of any missing items on check-out?
Ed & Hugh Why do you think a security deposit will scare away guests? Have you thoroughly read how they work in the Help area?
Andrew (andrew) You can request payment through the Resolution Center, but if the guest disputes the charge and it goes to mediation, you have no leg to stand on without a Security Deposit. If you want Airbnb's backup in securing compensation, you're going to need that deposit; otherwise, there guest does not have a binding agreement to pay anything in the event of damage. Look at the listings of veteran hosts who get lots of business and notice - we all have one, and it doesn't scare away business.
Jeannette (jvo) Believe me, if it scares away guests ... those are guests you don't want.
Kristi (Kristi) Every place I have ever rented had a security deposit. I use Airbnb & Catalina Island Rentals. Add up all those charges you have listed and add a security deposit. Hopefully you will never need it. Your guests don't get charged if they don't have a mishap. I agree with Jeannette.
Rachel Am I alone in thinking that being presented with a house manual which includes a list of items and their related costs is downright unwelcoming. What an unfriendly attitude that conveys.
Andrew (andrew) I'd feel the same about it if I were the guest. A deposit is out-of-sight, out-of-mind once the booking is complete, but if it's in the House Manual the guest can't help but think about the price of your linens and so forth throughout their stay. There may be cultural differences at work, but where I come from (and for that matter, in all six countries I've lived in) that is considered tacky and rude.
Doug & Carole I agree, Rachel, I wouldn't like that type of cost list either. Add the security deposit Eileen, you will sleep better at night. The guest isn't charged the deposit unless you put in a claim against it. I recently upped our deposit to $500.00. Still getting bookings.