How does the damage deposit work?
You are free to decide the amount to charge but we will, of course, be happy to advise you if you wish. The client pays the damage deposit before arriving in your house. It will be kept in an escrow account (a blocked account which cannot be accessed without the agreement of all parties) for the duration of the rental period, for the protection of both you and the client and to facilitate proceedings in the case of damage.
In the extremely rare event of the deposit not covering all damage, the client is liable if they caused the damage. If the damage is not the client’s fault, you will need to claim on your landlord insurance.