We don’t live in an ideal world, so you always don’t host quiet and considerate guests. You may face risky reservations that could threaten your property, neighbours and community. They might throw a party at your rental, damage your furniture, or do criminal activities at your accommodation. To protect your vacation rental from troublesome tenants, you must screen your potential guests before letting them stay at your property. Vetting the travellers booking with you provides many benefits for you and your guests.
Let’s delve into the importance of guest vetting for vacation rentals.
What Is Guest Vetting?
Guest vetting is the process of evaluating your potential guests and determining if they meet your terms and conditions. You can screen your guests by running a background check, asking relevant questions, reviewing Airbnb’s guest profiles, contacting their previous hosts, and checking guests’ accounts on social media. Proper screening will save you time and money and protect you and your property from risks such as damages, scams, criminal activities, and fraud.
Why Is Guest Vetting Important for Your Vacation Rental?
Protect Your Property from Damages and Potential Risks
Bad tenants will put your rental, neighbours, and business in danger. They will break or scratch your furniture, or maybe scruff off paint, repairing which will cost you. In addition, noisy guests can lead to complaints by your neighbours. So, you need to keep your property safe and minimise the potential risks and damages. Guest vetting is a key factor to reduce the chances of letting unruly guests into your rental.
Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress
Your property is your asset, and allowing strangers to stay there may be tricky for you, cause anxiety and make you feel nervous. Many negative thoughts may come into your mind, including guests not leaving your property, damaging it, or doing illegal activities at your rental. Running a background check will ease the stress and make you feel more comfortable.
Boost Your Local Reputation
What happens if your tenants throw a party at your property that disturbs your surrounding neighbourhood? In this case, your neighbour will report noise complaints, which will influence your reputation. You might lose your credit and cannot scale your business. Screening your guests before letting them stay at your rental and setting a rental agreement will prevent noise complaints and avoid reputation risks.
Save Your Time and Money
When you face problematic travellers who damage your property, not only should you spend a lot of money to repair and clean your rental, but also you should spend your valuable time fixing the challenges. You deal with conflicts, and sometimes you should go to court to resolve them, which is a time-consuming and nerve-racking process. Collecting tenants’ data before booking confirmation and running a background check minimises these problems and can increase your revenue.
Improve Your Guest Experience
You might think travellers would not be pleasant when facing the screening step. But, good tenants will consider it a professional requirement which protects their safety and security. This process will keep your property safe, and your guests can sleep at your property stress-free. So, guest vetting not only benefits you but also provides a safe rental for tenants.
How Can Zeevou’s Guest Vetting Help?
Our world isn’t perfect, so you always don’t host attentive guests. Damages caused by troublesome guests get you into trouble and leave you with enormous bills of loss. To handle this challenge, besides collecting security deposits, you must also know who they really are. Before handing over the keys, you need to screen your tenants and know their contact details and ID documents. These are essential and difficult processes, especially on larger scales.
Zeevou has developed features to facilitate this process, keep your rentals safe and reduce the risk of financial loss. Zeevou’s Booking Confirmation Process allows you to collect Security Deposits and vet your tenants thoroughly before they arrive. Zeevou’s integration with Signable lets you collect tenant’s ID documents, keeps your documents secure and allows guests to sign the terms and conditions which is completely legally binding. In addition, Zeevou’s integration with SUPERHOG enables you to make secure transactions and reservations through ID verification and screening technology.
Furthermore, Zeevou warns you when receiving high-risk reservations. You will be notified by a warning sign when you receive local guests, last-minute, or weekend bookings.
Once you check all the documents and verify their profile, they’ll be granted access to your property.
Returning guests don’t require to go through the Guest Vetting process again, as Zeevou will remember their information. Furthermore, Zeevou enables you to flag troublesome guests as unverified, which helps to remind you not to host them again.