Top security tips for Airbnb Hosts

Top security tips for Airbnb Hosts

If during these Christmas and new year holidays you’ll leave London and you’re wondering to rent out your flat, we have some amazing tips for you. Make this choice is a good opportunity to have an extra income and, most important, it’s really easy to set up everything. Even if with our experience we can assure that there are no risks, it’s normal to be scared if this is your first time – allow people you don’t even know sleep in your home could be strange. For this reason, we created this checklist in order to help and reassure you.

Lock up your personal stuff somewhere in the home
Find an empty wardrobe and fill it with all your personal objects: from family photos to items you don’t want guests to use, lock up everything in a secured place.
The “security reason” for doing this is the less important. In fact, the main reason is that guests don’t like that a flat too much personalized and it would be more difficult to rent it out.
If you don’t want guests to use some precious items, put them with other stuff in the wardrobe and put a lock.

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Keep communicating with guests
From the booking confirmation till the check-out, you have to communicate with the guests in order to arrange things like the check-in time or to assist them with any kind of problem during the stay.
Give to your guest a phone number where he can reach you is a good idea, but still communicating with him via Airbnb is the best solution. In fact, doing this, you are protected under Airbnb’s terms of service which provides up to £600,000 compensation for eligible damages.

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Inform guests
What better way than a professional Welcome Booklet in order to inform your guests about the flat and its security tips?
The booklet has to be helpful and easy to use: for example, add information such as how the heating works or just reminder to close & lock the windows when guests leave the house.

Tips and Tricks: Create your Welcome Airbnb Booklet >

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Be available, always
Rent out your property on Airbnb has only one limit: during a stay, you or someone else like a friend has to be “physically” available and ready to help your guests for any need.
For example, imagine if the guest lost the only set of keys he has while you’re away. For a security reason, you should always leave your keys to someone you trust.
The keys are just an example, but there are much more situations that could need your intervention.

City Relay is here for this. If you go away, even for a few days, we can take care of your Airbnb. You can consider City Relay as the bigger Airbnb concierge in the Greater London: if your guest is a little bit careless and lost the only set of keys he has, we can provide a new one 24/7!
That’s not all… From the check-in, we can take care of everything. Cleaning, bed sheets, towels, guest support 24/7, maintenance and more. No more hassle with your Airbnb in London with us!

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