Vacation Rental Glossary
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A form of insurance that covers losses and damages to a property and assets within. Homeowner’s insurance also provides liability coverage against accidents in the home or on the property. A standard homeowner’s insurance policy usually does not cover damage from renters of a short-term rental.
Homeowners Association (HOA)
An organization that creates and enforces rules and guidelines for a subdivision, community, or building. The HOA is usually made up of local property owners and is also often responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and financial management of common areas.
Guidelines created by the host of a property covering rules for guests to know during their stay. They usually include what a guest can and can’t do and any penalties or fees if the house rules are broken. Examples of house rules can be viewed in our resource section.
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