Advice on landlord permission, and communicating with your landlord more generally, varies across sharing economy platforms - see their individual websites for details. Airbnb, for example, provide their own guidance on how to talk with your landlord or property owner about using their platform.
However, having your landlord’s permission doesn’t necessarily constitute cover for property damage that may occur when renting to guests on a sharing economy platform.
This is where ShareCover has your back. We offer insurance for properties rented to guests for temporary residential accommodation on recognised sharing economy platforms including Airbnb, Stayz, and TripAdvisor. This can be taken out by landlords or property owners as well as renters. However, if you don’t own the property you rent out using a sharing economy platform, and you make a claim, we will require written consent from the landlord or property owner.