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.

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

  • 13 July 2021
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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.

6 Tell-Tale Signs of Phishing for Vacation Rental Owners

  • 28 April 2021
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6 Tell-Tale Signs of Phishing for Vacation Rental Owners

Phishing attacks are constantly evolving in order to capitalize on our information. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information. As hackers get better and better at their game, it’s important to know how to spot a suspicious email to help your vacation rental business avoid a cyber breach.

Make Safety a Priority at Your Vacation Rental

  • 26 April 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Make Safety a Priority at Your Vacation Rental

The last thing you want your guests to be thinking about when they walk into your vacation rental property is their safety. You want your guests to know that they are protected and safe at all costs. As a short-term vacation rental property owner, you also want to do everything in your control to make their experience one to remember for the right reasons.

Getting Started with a Vacation Rental Property

  • 27 January 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Getting Started with a Vacation Rental Property

When starting a vacation rental business, there are many things you have to consider. Though it’s an exciting and profitable business, it constantly needs care and must operate like a traditional business. To help reduce the chance of headaches you may have when starting out, we’ve compiled our best tips for getting started on the right foot.

Hazards Never Take a Holiday

  • 9 December 2020
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Hazards Never Take a Holiday

’Tis the season to be on the lookout for common holiday hazards at your vacation rental. No one wants to be on Santa’s naughty list when you can easily avoid these potential problems. The holidays can be overwhelming with so much to do and so little time, and it’s easy to overlook basic rental risks. Set aside a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle to prepare your property for hazards and remind your guests to take safety precautions seriously.

Trick or Treat: The Do’s and Don’ts of Vacation Rentals

  • 28 October 2020
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Trick or Treat: The Do’s and Don’ts of Vacation Rentals

With Halloween around the corner, things can get a little spooky. Don’t let your property be a trick in a world of treats! Follow these simple do's and don'ts to make your vacation rental the (candy) apple of every guest's eye!

Using a Local Property Manager to Limit Your Risk of Loss

  • 21 September 2020
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Using a Local Property Manager to Limit Your Risk of Loss

Owning a vacation rental property can be a rewarding source of extra revenue for you. However, if the property you rent out is geographically distant from your home, it can be almost impossible to ensure it is maintained to your standards or to handle emergency situations on the premises without a local property manager there to provide hands-on support.

Helpful Housekeeping for Your Short-Term Rental

  • 9 September 2020
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Helpful Housekeeping for Your Short-Term Rental

Disinfecting your property can be a lot of work, especially when you are also running a business. Constantly washing linens, vacuuming, and sanitizing the fridge may be draining both physically and mentally. To help lighten your load, we at CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance put together a list of helpful housekeeping tips for before guest arrival, during their stay, and after they depart.

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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.