Non-refundable deposit can be done immediately Maxima, you just say this in your Bdc terms and then collect the deposit via your card machine... using the card details provided.
Thought this may be of interest to anyone considering AirB&B...
The city of San Francisco is seeking a huge fine of $5.5 million for two property owners illegally renting out 14 apartments on Airbnb in a scheme of 'breath taking deceit and fraud.' The city asked a Superior Court judge to slap the huge fine on Darren and Valerie Lee who own 45 apartments. It dates back to a lawsuit filed by the city in 2014 alleging the couple illegally converted a building to short-term rentals after evicting tenants. The Lees agreed to settle a year later and paid $276,000 with an undertaking not to violate short-term rental laws again. City attorney Dennis Herrera alleges they were soon breaking the law again by listing 14 apartments on Airbnb which were rented out for a combined 2,271 nights, generating more than $700,000.
The city's motion to the court to enforce the injunction is seeking a penalty of $750 for every day each apartment was available and $1,500 for each day an apartment was actually rented. That adds up to $5.5 million.
Hi Info - never experienced this myself, sounds like a screw up by Bdc's editors - I have found a daily message via the Extranet generally gets a swift response - eventually.
Unfortunately you just have to make yourself a PIA to get a reaction.
I'm afraid I'm with Liz on this front, it may be nerve jangling but I prefer to alter each platform myself - I have had numbers of bookings from other B&B locally where "for some reason or other" their channel manager failed to block rooms on one platform or another....