How Premises Losses Can Result in Severe Costs for Your Rental Business

  • 28 March 2022
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How Premises Losses Can Result in Severe Costs for Your Rental Business

Unfortunately, losses alleging landlord negligence are not uncommon and can be quite costly, according to Advisen loss data. Read on to learn which types of landlord losses are most common and how to avoid them.

CBIZ Celebrates 3rd Annual Vacation Rental Week

  • 4 March 2022
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CBIZ Celebrates 3rd Annual Vacation Rental Week

CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance is thrilled to participate in the third annual Vacation Rental Week!  We’d like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for both guests and property owners alike and to encourage you to book a stay or choose a professional manager to rent your vacation property.

Handling Demanding Guests at Your Vacation Rental Property

  • 9 December 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Handling Demanding Guests at Your Vacation Rental Property

We have heard about them, we may even know a few, but handling demanding guests can be a difficult and overwhelming task. When listing websites send stress warnings for a 4-star rating, it can be hard not to have some anxiety. Even more, it may have a major impact on where your property lands on the search ranking when a below 5-star rating is left. Here are a few suggestions on how to handle demanding guests at your short-term property.

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

  • 26 October 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.