HOSTING in an Airbnb can be a great way to spend time with friends, family, or for a romantic night out.
But what if you – accidentally or not – damage the property? Can you be fined?
The bottom line is yes: you can be fined for damaging an Airbnb property.
This is done through the use of a security deposit, which can be kept if the guest damages the property.
There are two types of Airbnb deposits: one requested by the property owner and one requested by Airbnb itself.
Deposit required by server
Some hosts ask for a deposit for their listings, and they choose what that amount will be.
If a guest damages the property, the host can request through Airbnb to collect their security deposit.
The organizer will provide evidence of damaged or missing property, which may include photos, videos, receipts or invoices.
If the request is approved by Airbnb, the company can use the payment details on file for the guest and receive their deposit.
Deposit required by Airbnb
In some cases, Airbnb itself requires a security deposit for a property.
The company will obtain the guest’s payment details and authorize the deposit to be held.
Guests won’t be charged, but won’t be able to access the funds until the hold is released.
As long as no property damage occurs, Airbnb will release the hold and the funds will remain in your account.
If damage occurs, the hosts must go through the same process as if they were asking for a deposit themselves and requesting money through Airbnb.
What if there is no deposit?
If the landlord does not require a deposit and the guest damages the property, the guest can contact the guest to claim the money.
However, guests will only be charged if they agree to pay – so if they decline, they won’t be charged.
However, the servers are also covered by Airbnb’s protection policy.
You will always be notified in advance if the property requires a deposit.
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