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is Florida in a state of emergency?
So, to sum up for users of VRBO/Airbnb: is it OK to say 'we are following VRBO/Airbnb policies on this regard' and limit our action to those that Airbnb/VRBO enforcing?
Meaning: If Airbnb/VRBO allows full refunds to guests from Italy then we do too... but nothing outside of what the platforms allow
Travel bans from their country of origin or state?
I show Governor signed state of emergency yesterda
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a state of emergency declaration on March 9 to help the state deal with the virus.
that was in news yesterday.
Are we the hosts liable if a guest/cleaning crew gets sick in our property? Can we get sued for that? If so, how to protect ourselves?
I am a property manager and list some of the rental units with VRBO, which cancellation policy overrides the other one?
Yes, I am also very interested to know our legal liabilities/ responsibilities for our employees and contractors who may fall ill as a result of working with a higher percent of travellers.
understand about refunds where impractical or impossible execution f the contract, do we assume “fear of flying” is no grounds at all for a refund?
If a guest gets ill with the virus during their stay, what are PMCs obligated to do in terms fo notifying authorities etc. is there a specific disinfection/quarantine required for the home?
Keith, I am not really understanding what is our 'contractual' obligations when we host through Airbnb/VRBO as we do not make guests sign any contract aside of the policiesfrom the platform themselves.
And to add to my question above, would insurance cover any costs for the PMC having to unlist or disinfect that unit?
Disregard my last question. I got it
How to determine when we should give a refund even though platform policies do not enforce it yet? In other words, on what scenario we must give refunds regardless of the platform policies/contracts? Is it just a state of emergency/lockdown?
We've quite a few guests wanting to cancel because their conference has been cancelled. Will a charge back in this scenario stand up?
Airbnb is cancelling and issuing full refunds under their extenuating circumstance rules, regardless of what our cancel policy is. We've had 3 cancel in the last couple of days with March arrival dates. How can we fight this?
ultimately how can they affirm they got it in the house?
We only have 1) a general cancellation policy stating that no cancellation and refunds are issued within x amount of days of arrivals. 2) Hurricane policy. We do not have a clause rearding catastrophic events or epidemic outbreaks, etc. Can you repeat - What are our obligations by law to issue refunds - Only if there is a travel ban or State of Emergency?
Also I understand following best practices and trying to accomodate the guest, but what about our number one client - the owner. A lot of our owners would rather not refund and have us deal with chargebacks
If guests purchased Travel Insurance is cancellation due to the corona virus usually covered under this even when a travel ban has not been issued
Is there any indicative statistics for cancellations directly related to the Corona virus
So, if we have no contracts and only a cancellation policy and there is a lockdown in our state/area.. we can still refuse a full refund?
right, online only, platform
Thank you so much Keith - very helpful...
Thanks Keith for sharing great information
can you send us that website?