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Pet Policy to ConsiderThoughtful policies and procedures for your vacation rental are your first line of defence against disagreements with renters and other awkward or upsetting situations.

A real estate lawyer will walk you through the contractual basics, like your reservation policies, and ensure any legal requirements are covered.

However, the essentials can vary depending on your preferences, and other guidelines outline your processes and expectations. Here’s an overview of policies and procedures you should consider. Continue Reading…

Dog Vacation Rental

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93% of US travelers said their pet makes a good travel companion and 51% of travelers with pets said they would bring their pet along on every vacation if they could, according to a AAA/Best Western survey. The third most searched for amenity on HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals.com is “pet friendly.” Its clear that renters enjoy bringing their furry friends on vacation, and accepting pets at your vacation rental could significantly increase your bookings.

If you’re considering allowing pets at your vacation rental, there are several things to think about for your pet policy.

Insurance

Check your insurance policy to see what restrictions they have for damage caused by pets. Are there breed restrictions? Will your insurance cover a guest’s pet if they attack someone?

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