Travelers looking for a place to stay for a few weeks use booking websites like Homeaway.com, Booking.com, and Airbnb to locate short-term rentals at a lower price than most hotels. Homeowners can also use these sites to rent out their empty apartment or guesthouse to earn a little extra money as well. There are a few things you need to know whether you are a traveler or a homeowner. Scams are everywhere on the Internet, but if you follow these tips you will avoid those situations. If you’re not sure how these laws apply to you, contact your provider law firm.
Can you legally rent out your house?
The answer to this is…it depends. The local laws in your state will dictate what you can and can’t do. If you rent an apartment and want to have someone stay in it while you are out of town for a couple of weeks you will want to check the terms of your lease or speak with your landlord about having a guest. If you are a homeowner and live in an area that is part of a Homeowner’s Association you will need to check your paperwork to see if there is any clause prohibiting it. If you are permitted to rent your house or apartment, keep in mind you will be responsible for them the same as a guest.