Adding a Security Deposit: a Community Help Guide

Dave-and-Deb0
Level 10
Edmonton, Canada

Adding a Security Deposit: a Community Help Guide

-----------------Update June 5th 2017--------------------

An updated version of this Community Guide is now available, click here to view.

 

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I firmly believe that ALL hosts should have a security deposit for their listing.  There are many times where a host posts on the Community Center that a guest caused damage, broke something in their listing, or any other reason a host may need to make a claim.  In order to make a claim on damage or other issues, you need to have a security deposit in place in which the guest agrees to pay for damages at the time of booking.  If you need to make a claim on the security deposit, you need to do this within 48 hours after the guest checks out.

 

Setting a Security Deposit

 

Step 1: Click on "Host" and then "Manage Listing".  You will then want to choose "Manage Listing and Calendar" to edit your listing.

 

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Step 2: On the left hand menu, choose "Pricing" and then scroll down to the "Additional Pricing Options" section.  Check the "Security Deposit" box and then enter the amount for your security deposit.

 

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23 Replies 23
Mary71
Level 2
Atlanta, GA

Help!  I've read everything possible on adding a security deposit to the listing, but NOT on how to collect it from the guest!  How to add it to their charge?  Thanks.

Manana0
Level 2
Tbilisi, Georgia

That was exactly my question, so no need to repeat it now, I'll just wait for the response here, thanks.

Marcia22
Level 1
Bethany Beach, DE

Thanks Clare.

 

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