New Property Insurance for Your Rental and More

  • 29 October 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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New Property Insurance for Your Rental and More

Finding the correct insurance to cover your business and properties, is challenging enough. Not all policies are created equal and there are an overwhelming amount of options. On behalf of the CBIZ Property Insurance team, we are excited to share that we have expanded our insurance solutions to include more than just short-term rental properties.

When Are You Potentially Liable for a Guest's Injuries?

  • 26 October 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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When Are You Potentially Liable for a Guest's Injuries?

As a vacation rental homeowner or property manager, the last thing you want to hear is a guest was injured at your property. Unfortunately, injuries can and do happen. Depending on the circumstances, your guest may believe you bear some responsibility for his or her injuries. Of course, being accused of negligent or intentional acts that led to a guest’s injuries does not necessarily mean you are responsible.

Preparing Your Short-Term Rental Property for a Hurricane

  • 1 October 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Preparing Your Short-Term Rental Property for a Hurricane

While we’re nearing the end of “hurricane” season, with climate change and more active weather patterns, it can last longer or begin earlier. Therefore, you, your family and your guests need to be prepared when a hurricane strikes. Use the following guidance to stay safe and limit potential damage in the event of a hurricane.

iGMS | Essential Vacation Rental Rules and Regulations

  • 13 September 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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iGMS | Essential Vacation Rental Rules and Regulations

With the demand for vacation rentals increasing, so too have the vacation rental rules and regulations. Considering that these days it is a recognized and very popular industry, it makes sense that there should be some set of rules to protect the professional image of the vacation rental industry, after all. That being said, in many instances, objections from the broader community have meant that the regulations that cities impose are quite strict. 

5 Common Risk Exposures for Vacation Rental Properties

  • 30 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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5 Common Risk Exposures for Vacation Rental Properties

Owning and operating a short-term rental property can be rewarding. However, owners have to manage numerous exposures related to lodging, and many offer amenities that can dramatically increase the number of risks. Assessing your exposures and taking the appropriate precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business.

6 Insider Tips for New Short-Term Rental Owners

  • 24 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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6 Insider Tips for New Short-Term Rental Owners

Welcome to the world of running a short-term rental vacation property. While owning an additional property and renting it out to others can make a good amount of money, there is a lot that happens behind the scenes. With decades of experience helping owners insure their most prized assets, we have seen it all and spoken to many amazing people. 

Are Your Personal Assets at Risk?

  • 5 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Are Your Personal Assets at Risk?

The reality of renting out your home to guests is that vacation renters can, and often do, sue property owners and managers. When guests feel they’ve been harmed by the property owner’s or manager’s actions or negligence, they might find that their only recourse is to take a property owner to court. Those expenses can add up quickly. In addition, there’s the stress of wondering how you will pay a judgment if one is ordered. Without adequate coverage, your business and your personal assets could be at risk.

Are Security Cameras Safe to Use at My Short-Term Rental?

  • 13 July 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Are Security Cameras Safe to Use at My Short-Term Rental?

Short-term rental hosts are allowed to use various surveillance devices to protect their property as long as they are disclosed in the listings, including on Airbnb and VRBO and other vacation rental booking sites. Further, while not forbidden on the exterior of the property, they are prohibited in private spaces, such as bedrooms, bathrooms and other sleeping areas. Here are a few security measures you can take to protect your short-term rental.

How to Attract Your Ideal Guests

  • 1 June 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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How to Attract Your Ideal Guests

Attracting the best guests for your property requires a proper vetting protocol to ensure guests leave your vacation rental in the best shape possible. While there will always be small hiccups when renting your property, preventing major violations such as criminal activities, scams, underage parties and violations that are susceptible to risks, injuries, and damages will give you the feeling of security as a host.

Host-Liability Policies Are Not What You Think and Here’s Why

  • 13 May 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Host-Liability Policies Are Not What You Think and Here’s Why

Some vacation rental listing sites provide host liability coverage for free or at a reduced cost as part of their service offerings for vacation rental property owners. These types of insurance policies are a good start in managing property owners’ risks. However, relying exclusively on host liability policies could leave you, the property owner, without adequate coverage.

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CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance, a division of CBIZ Insurance Services,Inc., is the largest insurer of short-term vacation rental properties in the United States. As part of an $850 million New York Stock Exchange traded company (CBZ), we are the first broker to develop specific policy coverage to meet the needs for vacation rental properties and the amenities offered by these businesses. We have insured vacation rental properties since 2002.

The CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance team knows insurance, specifically the risks and exposures related to short-term vacation rentals.We won't confuse you with technical "insurance speak" ~ our representatives are well versed in explaining your coverage in plain English. With hands-on, personal customer service, we guarantee swift communication and a 24/7 claims team that is ready to respond to your call any time of the day. As specialist in the industry, we leverage our knowledge and passion to ensure you and your business are adequately protected.