Here are a few templates for a rental contracts that you can use for your Airbnb listing.
A rental agreement is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of a rental arrangement between a homeowner or property owner (the "host") and a guest. It serves as a contract between the two parties and helps to protect the rights and interests of both the host and the guest.
There are a few reasons why a rental agreement may be needed on Airbnb:
To establish the terms of the rental: A rental agreement can clearly outline the terms of the rental, such as the duration of the stay, the rate of rent, and any rules or regulations that the guest must follow during their stay. This can help to avoid misunderstandings or disputes that may arise during the course of the rental.
To protect the host's property: A rental agreement can help to protect the host's property by specifying the responsibilities of the guest and outlining any penalties for damages or other breaches of the agreement.
Airbnb recommends asking guests to sign a rental agreement for monthly stays. You should make these requirements clear in your House Rules before finalizing a booking.
Airbnb Rental Agreement: Template #1
This Rental Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered into on [date] by and between [your name], the owner of the property (the "Owner"), and [guest name], the guest renting the property (the "Guest").
Property. The property being rented is a [number] bedroom, [number] bathroom [type of property] located at [address] (the "Property").
Term. The term of this Agreement is [number] nights, starting on [arrival date] and ending on [departure date].
Rent. The total rent for the term of this Agreement is [total rent] (the "Rent"). The Rent includes all applicable taxes and fees.
Payment. The Guest agrees to pay the Rent in full prior to the start of the rental period. Payment can be made via [payment method].
Security Deposit. [Note, Airbnb does not allow deposit outside the platform] The Guest also agrees to pay a security deposit of [security deposit amount] to the Owner. The security deposit will be returned to the Guest within [number] days of the end of the rental period, provided that there are no damages to the Property.
Occupancy. The Property is intended for the use of the Guest and [number] additional guests. The Guest agrees not to exceed the maximum occupancy of the Property.
Use of Property. The Guest agrees to use the Property in a reasonable and responsible manner and to follow all rules and regulations set forth by the Owner. The Guest agrees not to engage in any illegal or disruptive activities on the Property.
Damage. The Guest agrees to be responsible for any damages to the Property caused by the Guest or their guests during the rental period. The Guest agrees to pay for any repairs or replacements needed as a result of such damages.
Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by the Owner if the Guest violates any terms of this Agreement. In such case, the Guest will forfeit all Rent and the security deposit.
Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of [state].
Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except in writing signed by both parties.
By signing below, the parties acknowledge that they have read and understand this Agreement and agree to be bound by its terms.
Owner: [Your name]
Guest: [Guest name]
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