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September 3, 2018

Happy 10th birthday to Airbnb

It’s hard to believe that a name we all use as part of our day-to-day vocabulary is only a decade old. Yes, Airbnb launched in 2008 under the name ‘Airbedandbreakfast.com’ – not quite as catchy as their current brand… The idea for the platform that has now become the ‘posterchild’ of the sharing economy had...
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August 17, 2018

Pricing hacks for your Airbnb property

Homesharing is fun – but you need to make sure that the effort doesn’t outweigh the reward. One way to avoid this is to get your pricing right, so you get the best possible income from your Airbnb listing. We’ve put together some hacks so you can enjoy the sharing economy experience without losing out…...
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July 30, 2018

Our new product for ‘pro’ Airbnb hosts

At GUARDHOG we’re excited to announce the launch of Host Cover Pro, an exciting new product for ‘pro’ Airbnb hosts and serviced apartment owners. Assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) require numerous checks to be performed on tenants that don’t – and can’t – happen with paying guests. In response, we’ve created the first ‘usage-based’ insurance solution...
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July 16, 2018

Keeping your neighbours happy when you host

Opponents of Airbnb often cite neighbourhood disruption as a reason for regulating or even banning homesharing. That’s why it’s so important that hosts think about their neighbours and encourage their guests to act considerately. So, we’ve put together some ideas for keeping everyone in your area happy when you’re homesharing. Be clear what the rules...
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July 3, 2018

5 essential safety tips for your Airbnb

Hosting is fun – but it’s also a responsibility of a host to keep their guests safe. As the popularity of platforms like Airbnb increases, more and more people are sharing their homes with strangers. Make sure you’ve got your GUARDHOG insurance in place – and read on for our five tips for safety in...
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June 18, 2018

Easy ways to for manage multiple Airbnb listings

You might think of Airbnb as it was in its original incarnation – did you know the name came from an air-bed on a living room floor? But as the popularity of platforms like Airbnb increases, more and more people are using homesharing sites to let out their other properties – several, if you’re lucky...
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May 30, 2018

Five hosting hacks for giving your guests internet access

What would be top of your list when it comes to amenities at a hotel? In the past, it might have been a trouser press. But these days, most people would say Wi-Fi. And in 2018, we want it free, we want it fast, and we want it wherever we go… Hosting on Airbnb means...
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May 16, 2018

Love is in the… Airbnb

Wedding bells will be ringing this weekend in Windsor as Harry and Meghan tie the knot. And while they’ve gone big – as you’d expect from a prince and princess – some people prefer to keep it a bit more low-key. If that sounds like you, and you’ve got nuptials to plan, why not think...
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April 27, 2018

It’s time to meet the hogs…

Let’s make some introductions. GUARDOHOG is home to the hogs, some of whom are more trouble than others… Keep an eye out for them – they’re going to guide you through the world of sharing, explain the importance of insurance – and hopefully help you unlock your inner sharer. And you can meet the rest...
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April 25, 2018

Make hay while the sun shines

Local residents often cash in on the influx of visitors to there are – just like during the upcoming famous Hay Festival on the border of England and Wales. But are these Airbnb ‘hosts’ insured? For both authors and literature lovers arriving for the Hay Festival at the end of May, the accommodation options have...
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