I love this! Right on top! All of my glorious house rules (with some words misspelled- just like most of my guests I obviously never read them myself to see that)
This is fantastic news @Colleen253 , @Inna22 , @Sarah977 , @Debra300 @Ricardo85 To see their profile being raised to the front page. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I have a lengthy WHS list which might initially seem scary, but it’s meant to cover many eventualities) covering the guests’ safety, as much as mine. Common sense they say... but common sense can be a super power!
I have always worded back to a guest, something like: “As you have “instant booked”, I see that you have accepted all our listed house rules. ” Which covers me every time!
Great to see your positive comments here. Thank you.
Just a heads up more information will be shared shortly about this, in the next update. I'll let you know when it's live. 🙂
This is a welcome change. I hope it's not just an experiment. Whether guests then click to read the rest of the rules is another matter (the banner on my listing says I don't accept children under 12, but if you read the rules, you'd realise I don't accept under 18s, so that's a big difference).
Going a bit off topic, I noticed also the banner above this about travel restrictions. When you click on this, it takes you to a government advice page for British people going abroad. How on earth would that be relevant to anyone looking to book a stay in London??!!
@Huma0 The travel restrictions link - I agree this isn't ideal.
@Lizzie It's helpful Airbnb link to the uk gov website outlining travel restrictions - but not the page about travel overseas for UK residents. Half way down the linked page are further links for travel guidance / rules within each of the nations - England, Scotland, Wales and NI. Clicking the relevant link does give the restrictions.
The correct sub link would be more helpful.
So for England it would more helpfully link to: www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know
This is further complicated by the local restrcitions (Tier 1,2,3) where the page for England also contains a postcode checker for further restrcitions - although of course Airbnb listings don't include postcodes...I suppose most people understand non-essential travel is very difficult right now.
@Huma0 The banner link about travel restrictions has been fixed now. Now it links to the correct page of the govt website. I rasied this in chat during the travel trends webinar and Airbnb said they'd look into it, they obviously did.
Hot of the press–literally just gone live now. 🙂
More information about House Rules and other updates have just been shared in Catherine Powell's latest update, here. You can also find this in the CC Airbnb Updates board or a longer article in the Resource Center.
The House Rules will be visible in 4 different places when a guest books a stay...hoping this is music to your ears. 🙂 Also, for those of you who can't see any changes to your listing yet, this will be rolled out to everyone by the end of the month. So not long to wait.
Thank you for all your feedback you've shared on this in the CC.
There's a typo in it , or is it a new word. "Understable"???
Can't log on and edit my listing or answer potential guest enquiries , also IT notification issues, on my mobile, probably a plumbing with Microsoft software updates system change in recent weeks so until that's fixed across the world....
If this is true, I want to hug the person who made this change. I found vaping materials on my living room rug (the packaging) and cigarettes on my porch even though the sign that greets people clearly says NO SMOKING ON THE PREMISES and it's spelled out in the listing too. The previous guest burned incense and there were ashes on the decorative tray that holds the TV and Cable remotes. UGH!
(Can we add no illicit drugs and no prostitutes while we're at it - lol!) I'm learning to check the outside camera footage for overnight "guests" not on the booking before I write reviews from now on.