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Advice for hosting guests via Airbnb

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  • 11-05-2013 1:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 38


    Hi there,

    We're thinking of letting our apartment out for a few short term lets this summer via Airbnb. Just wanted some advice about the finer details which we can't find on the website. If anyone has done this previously maybe you could give me some advice. Queries we have include;

    1. How much of our personal stuff should we remove from the apartment?
    Such as clothes from the wardrobe. Are completely empty wardrobes expected?

    2. Is it possible to do the key handover via a third party if we are not going to be available?

    Any other advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  • Registered Users Posts: 78,351 ✭✭✭✭Victor


    I don't know what Airbnb is.

    But if this is a house-swap type thing, I would try to remove everything that you would miss if it was damaged or stolen.

    How will your insurers view this arrangement?

    Do you need planning permission for change of use from residential use to holiday use?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,420 ✭✭✭✭athtrasna


    Also check out your lease agreement. Short term letting is effectively a change of use from being a residential unit and your management company might have an objection.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 32,281 Mod ✭✭✭✭The_Conductor


    Airbnb provides contents and buildings insurance for hosts of up to US$1m (valid worldwide).

    You really need to go onto their website and read up on it if you're contemplating it- its beginning to really take off in Ireland at the moment (they have over 2000 Irish listings) however, it is new, and people may not be familiar with it.

    Have a look here: https://www.airbnb.com/trust


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,297 ✭✭✭✭the_syco


    Pocabella wrote: »
    1. How much of our personal stuff should we remove from the apartment?
    Such as clothes from the wardrobe. Are completely empty wardrobes expected?
    I'd do a complete empty of the wardrobes, and take out any personal sentimental gifts. If it's there, it'll get used, and as you won't be vetting the people that stay there, you could get someone who'll take your towels, bible, tea bags, etc, and anything not bolted to the floor (as if it were a hotel).


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