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Why you need HOSTLEGAL

Home-sharing opens hosts and property managers up to a range of potential legal issues and disputes which, if not handled by experts or with expert advice, can leave them exposed to significant financial losses.

it is very difficult to get legal cover for guest related incidents. Legal cover that is included in your standard home insurance is not going to cover these type of claims – For example, the guest refusing to leave the property, help to take down an incorrect bad review on social media or platforms and ID theft. We will cover all of these situations to ensure that you are not left out of pocket after having a guest stay in your home.

What can go wrong?

These are just a few examples of things that could go wrong:

All of these scenarios would be covered with GUARDHOG

Why choose GUARDHOG?


Backed by many of the world’s leading insurers, we’ve insured millions of nights of ‘hosting’ in properties ranging from castles to treehouses and boats to earth houses establishing GUARDHOG as a market leading force in the short-term rental market.


Our team consists of Airbnb super hosts, guests, house-sitters and home swappers. We know the problems and have developed the right products to solve them. We’re here to help you with all your home-sharing questions and queries.


Our products are built to work for anyone that might need them. We offer various payment options and the ability to connect to our bespoke technology, ensuring cost effective cover is in place whenever you need it.

What’s Included

The eviction of anyone who continues to be in your property without your permission.

Civil Disputes:

Home-sharing Platform Disputes:

Managing Agent Disputes:


Identity theft

Defamatory comments made about an insured person through a social media website or home sharing platform.

How does it work

Once you’ve taken out Host Assist, you be covered for all legal disputes relating to your hosts. 

Should you need to claims, directly notify our claims team. We will then put you in touch with the Host Assist advice helpline service, which is there to help you 24 hours a day, 265 days a year. 

The small print

Please read our policy wording before you purchase HOSTLEGAL.

Key Facts

Please refer to your policy word for exclusion details and specific item limits

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