Should You Allow Fireworks At Your Rental Property?

  • 6 June 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Should You Allow Fireworks At Your Rental Property?

Fireworks are a staple of the Fourth of July and many other celebrations, but remember to take precautions to ensure your rental property is safe and accident-free. To help answer the question, “Should I allow fireworks at my property?” we’re discussing the risks and alternatives to fireworks.

Summer Vacation Rental Property Safety Audit

  • 23 May 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Summer Vacation Rental Property Safety Audit

As a rental property owner, it’s crucial to take the time to routinely address potential safety risks on your property. After all, even seemingly minor household issues—such as stray cords, dust buildup or leaky faucets—can spiral into significant problems if left unnoticed. By conducting an annual safety audit, you can help keep your property safe and secure—reducing the risk of guest injuries, lawsuits, property damage and costly insurance claims.

Don’t Let Mold Dampen Your Vacation Rental Business

  • 9 May 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Don’t Let Mold Dampen Your Vacation Rental Business

No property owner wants to hear the dreaded words that they have mold. Once inside your rental property, mold needs a moist food source, such as lint, ceiling tiles or wallpaper to grow on. Mold not only damages your property, but it can also cause serious health complications after long-term exposure.

Prepare Your Rental Property from Flooding With These Tips

  • 21 April 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Prepare Your Rental Property from Flooding With These Tips

It only takes an inch or two of water to cause major damage to a home. Floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. Even small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can cause big problems when it floods.

Spring Maintenance Tips for Vacation Rentals

  • 8 March 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Spring Maintenance Tips for Vacation Rentals

As the warmth of spring approaches, it’s easy to forget the effect that harsh winter weather may have on your vacation rental. A bit of spring maintenance now can prevent costly repair bills later and there is no better time to take a look around and see how best to protect your property from hazards. 

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite . . . Your Guests!

  • 9 February 2022
  • Author: Sarah Dean
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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite . . . Your Guests!

Few things can cause as much dread for a vacation rental property owner than the words “You’ve got bed bugs!” Taking preventive measures can help you avoid the aftermath of a bed bug infestation, but despite your best efforts, the nature of your business means you’re at risk.

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.

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.

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.

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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.