Considering renting out your home on Airbnb, VRBO, or another short-term hosting or rental service while you take a long vacation? Or do you have an extra room or apartment-like space you want to rent out in your home on a short-term basis? While renting out all or part of your home can be a great way to bring in extra money, there are lots of legal and practical issues to consider, such as taxes, insurance coverage, liability for guest injuries, municipal restrictions, landlord rules (if you rent your home), and concerns of your neighbors. Here are the basics you need to know.
How to Start an Airbnb Business
Becoming an AIRBNB host is a great way to bring in some extra cash but make sure you look into the rules that apply to short-term rentals in your area.
Insurance Questions When Renting Out Your Home Short Term
Understand insurance and liability issues when you rent out your home on Airbnb.
Tax Issues When Renting Your Home on Airbnb or VRBO
Airbnb rentals can be profitable, but beware the tax consequences.
How to Screen Renters on Airbnb, VRBO, and Other Short-Term Hosting Sites
How to screen Airbnb and other short-term guests to avoid problems.
How to Prepare Your Home for Airbnb, VRBO, or Other Short-Term Guests
How to get your home ready for short-term guests.
Legal Restrictions to Renting Your Home on Airbnb or Other Rental Services
Check out your legal right to rent out your home on a short-term basis.
Neighbor Issues When You Rent Out Your Home on Airbnb, VRBO, or Other Rental Services
Avoid neighbor problems when you rent out your home on a short-term basis.
How to Airbnb in New York City
What NYC tenants and landlords need to know about Airbnb and short-term rentals.
Overview of Airbnb Law in San Francisco
What landlords, tenants, and homeowners need to know about short-term rentals such as Airbnb.
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FAQs About Tax Deductions When Renting Out Property on Airbnb
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