Airbnb Responsible Hosting- House Rules

Here are some suggestions from Airbnb on how to create your house rules.

To be respectful of your neighbors, as an Airbnb host, there are some things you should do. Be sure you pass along your building’s common area rules to your guest(s). You might even want to notify your neighbors that you will have guests and remind the guests not to bother the neighbors. Having your guests knock on the neighbor’s door or buzz them to let the guest in is rude!

If you don’t allow smoking on the premises, Airbnb suggests you post signs to remind the guests. If you do allow smoking, ensure you have ashtrays available in designated areas.

Be sure to pass along parking rules for your building and/or neighborhood to your guest.

Remind your guests to keep the noise down and be respectful of all of the neighbors. When creating the house rules, consider whether you would allow babies, pets, or parties. Create a policy about guests inviting other people over, and make sure your guests are clear about these policies.

If you allow pets in your space, make sure your guests have information about local parks and local regulations such as picking up after your pet. Have a backup plan such as a pet hotel or boarding option nearby, in case a guest’s pet upsets the neighbors.

To make sure everyone is on the same page, Airbnb recommends including all of the information above in the House Rules on your Airbnb listing profile and having a printed copy in the space for guests to refer to.

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