Renting can be restrictive. Sure, you get more freedom in terms of where you can live, but less in terms of what you can do with your home.
Take hosting on Airbnb, for instance. You may have guessed (correctly) that landlords are often nervous about strangers staying in your rental accommodation. They have reason for concern. After all, who knows what could happen? And it’s not your property to risk, right?
Well, the good news is you can still have an Airbnb sublet. But there’s a trick to keeping it legal and in line with your landlord’s rules. Here’s how to home-share as a tenant...
Don’t lie or keep it under wraps
First, you need to understand the landlord’s point of view. Yes, renting your home on Airbnb is a common practice now. People can make a lot of money through hosting. Yet in this case, you don’t own the property.
If anything is stolen, damaged or destroyed, the landlord has to live with the consequences – even if they battle with you to cover the cost. It can technically be a safety hazard to other tenants, who may not have agreed to or had any warning about the person you’re hosting.
Plus, there may be local regulations for a short-term rental in your area. Different states have their own rules. If you’re found out, you could face a fine or legal action.
At the very least, you’ll most likely violate the lease if you’re renting a room without the landlord knowing. That’s why we recommend a newer, better way of renting your house on Airbnb – a way that ensures both of you are on board with the arrangement.
Sign up for an Airbnb sublet service
An Airbnb sublet service is a fantastic way to make everything legitimate before you host someone.
You’ll need to sit down with your landlord and make them aware of what you want to do. Explain some of the concerns we’ve mentioned, so they know you’ve thought this through. Then show them how to rent a room on Airbnb without violating tenancy terms.
“Is it illegal to rent an apartment on Airbnb?” they may ask. Not with Letulet, a revolutionary service designed to help each of you earn from a short-term, third-party stay.
Letulet prepares the documentation for you, so everything is covered: guest occupancy limits, the landlord’s house rules, and the length of time they’re staying. Permission for it is written up in black and white, according to the laws you reside within.
A lease addendum can also be drawn up to officialise any split income from the Airbnb guest. This means you and the landlord can take an appropriate share of the money. No doubts, no questions. Just a smooth entry to renting your house on Airbnb.
Interested? Find out more about our service and its potential for a renters’ Airbnb solution. Renting doesn’t have to limit your ability to confidently, fairly and openly earn from Airbnb’s global guest network.