Do I need to add a security deposit to my property listing on platforms like Airbnb, Stayz, & TripAdvisor?


The decision to charge a security deposit to guests is up to you. ShareCover does not require that policyholders have a security deposit on their property listing, and if you do have a security deposit on your property listing, this won’t affect how you claim with us.

Many recognised sharing economy platforms like AirbnbStayz, and TripAdvisor offer hosts the ability to charge a security deposit as part of their listing. Furthermore, Airbnb, as one example, provides guidance on how to add a security deposit to a listing and how Airbnb handles those security deposits, among other issues. Similarly, Stayz provides information on how to setup a default refundable damage deposit for online bookings, and how to claim this deposit.


Find out how ShareCover differs from covers or guarantees provided for hosts by some recognised sharing economy platforms, such as Airbnb’s Host Guarantee

Find out how to claim with ShareCover

Find out more about how ShareCover works with homeowner’s insurance