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Hosting on Airbnb? Protect Yourself with this Guest Agreement

by Vinay Jain Hosting on Airbnb? Protect Yourself with this Guest Agreement

If you’ve ever rented out your place on Airbnb or another short-term home rental service (or have considered it), you know it’s a big decision. You are, after all, entrusting your home to a stranger.

And while Airbnb and others have done a great job of facilitating a community of trust among their users, misunderstandings between hosts and guests (and occasionally worse) do happen. If you want to be sure your guests really understand and agree to your expectations, nothing beats having them sign something.

Shake now offers and easy-to-use Guest Agreement template that will help clarify expectations between you and your guest and will bring you peace of mind as a host. Among the things it covers are:

  • Check-in and check-out dates and times
  • Responsibility for damages caused by the guests or people they invite
  • Limits on the number of guests that can stay
  • House rules
  • Check out and key return procedures

As with all of Shake’s agreements, the Guest Agreement is free. It’s available now to both new and current Shake users. 

To access the Guest Agreement, please sign up here



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Vinay Jain

As Chief Legal Officer, Vinay serves as Shake's general counsel, is responsible for the company's legal contracts and content, and leads efforts to educate consumers and small businesses about the law.

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