Im a new hosting and hoped I could get some feedback on breakage deposits? As a holiday renter using booking.com, I don't recall ever being asked for a deposit, well, I was once, but after the owner took a look at us and saw the cars we turned up in changed her mind and said not to bother! I am renting a newly built studio apartment sleeping 2 adults, no children. What do you consider a fair policy in this regard? Thanks in advance, Lee
Its very subjective , so one might only ask for 100 deposit while another asks for 300.
Enabling Deposit required, does come with one major benefit... You can use the Request Cancel feature and then option 1 in the next view to cancel ,if they fail to prepay it as per the method(s) given in your auto message template for new Reservations, with in a time limit ( min.24 hours).
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thank you for that. Ive not looked at auto reply templates/messages yet... just to confirm you are saying within the reply you can request a deposit? Who would they pay and how, normally? Thanx again, Lee
Deposits are optional and at the discretion of the Host Partner i.e. you.
But you must provide a payment method, and a time limit, and amount to the guest. Typically you would :
Guest books online ,and the listing says deposit and or rate prepaid in full with in minimum of 24 hours Once Guest places booking, BdC system auto confirms and uses your New Reservation Message Template
That template should contain at the top:
Drop your booking listing link into your profile please so we can see how it appears,
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PS: BdC will never handle deposits for you.
The only prepayment BdC will handle is if you sign up for Online Payments (Virtual credit Card) or Payments By Booking (paid to your bank)