A guide to Airbnb’s Host Protection and if your holiday let needs holiday let specific insurance.

Insurance is a hot topic when running a holiday let. There is little guidance on whether home insurance is sufficient, what the Airbnb Host Protection Insurance is, and whether specialised holiday let insurance is needed.

Time Magazine Article

The article focuses on the US market for holiday lets, to illustrate percentages of homes who do not follow legislation by providing smoke alarms, CO detectors, and many other safety features.

In response, Airbnb have become much more vocal on the subject in the last few months. Airbnb and hosts alike want to make their spaces both welcoming, but most importantly safe for their guests.


They have recently published their ‘Home Safety’ page, which outlines, in a non-country specific format, the various fire, electrical, and home safety points that a host should be aware of.

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