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Lodgify Partners With Safely to Provide Vacation Rental Protection

 

Lodgify is happy to announce our new partnership with Safely, a top-tier U.S. provider of short term rental protection. You can never be too prepared, and Safely gives you the confidence and peace of mind you need when opening your doors to guests.

Not sure if Safely is the right solution for your vacation rental business? Let’s find out!

What is Safely?

Safely provides rental owners and property managers with vacation rental insurance and guest screening, both of which work to protect your short term rental from damage.

Guest screening prevents damages that may come from rowdy or unwanted guests. Safely makes sure your guests are who they say they are and cross-references that information to their database where they can screen for previous convictions. Knowing that only the best guests are let into your home already reduces the chances of damage.

Even if you screen your guests, you can never be too careful. If by any chance your property still gets ruined by your screened guests, whether it’s accidental or not, Safely will cover up to $1,000,000 in damages with their insurance policy. This coverage includes damage to your home, its contents, and bodily injury.

Guest screening coupled with insurance means that your property is entirely covered against any type of harm that may occur. A large part of host anxiety comes from letting strangers into your home, but with Safely, that weight can get lifted off your shoulders.

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What does Safely cover?

Safely provides two important features to protect your vacation rental: property insurance and guest screening. They also offer a travel insurance option for any interested guests, but let’s look further into what Safely can do for hosts and property managers.

Property Insurance

Most guests will probably treat your home as their own, but you have to be prepared for accidents or the small percentage of guests who have no respect for where they are staying. Whether someone spills a glass of wine on your carpet or throws a party without your consent, Safely has you covered.

With Safely, you can claim up to $1,000,000 in coverage for damage to your home, its contents, and bodily injury.

  • Property contents: You can claim up to $10,000 of replacement costs of belongings and contents of your home
  • Structural property damage: Safely will provide you with up to $1,000,000 for structural damage to your home, including labor and materials.
  • Bodily harm: If one of your guests is injured during a stay at your rental, Safely will let you claim up to $1,000,000.

And on top of that, this protection will be applied to every booking you get automatically so that every stay can be a secure one. All you need to do is add the guest-paid fee to your listing, which comes as low as $8 per night. Don’t miss out on revenue because of events you can’t control; protect your property with Safely.

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Guest Screening

When a guest reserves your vacation rental, you can get access to their profiles, but how can you verify that they are who they say they are? Because let’s be honest, your guests are strangers at the end of the day.

Safely takes the guesswork out of opening your home with their guest screening feature. All you have to do is provide them with the name, birthdate, and address of your guest for them to cross-reference court records, county and national databases, and international records to alert you of any suspicions. They even keep their own list of people for reference who has caused any previous vacation rental damage.

Guest screening is an instant anxiety relief for any host because it’s one of the easiest ways to prevent damage. You don’t even have to worry about being too nosy when gathering screening information because all of the necessary details mentioned above can be collected through a picture of a driver’s license, making guest screening simple and effective.

Easy payment claims

Don’t let paperwork stand in the way of reimbursement. Unlike many other insurance companies, Safely has thrown aside the mountains of paperwork to bring you a claim process that only takes 5 minutes to file. That means you can be on your way to getting your money immediately after the damage is done.

You also don’t have to worry about waiting around for weeks to hear back about the status of your insurance filing because 98% of their claims get paid within 4.5 days of submission. There’s no need to hound your insurance for a response.

On top of that, you also get 60 days to file your claim, which gives you more than enough time to assess the entire situation. Oftentimes, damage can be discovered a couple of weeks after it has occurred, so it’s not a hindrance if you take your time to collect evidence and verify the status of your property.

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Why you need vacation rental insurance

Your vacation rental is your business, and you wouldn’t run a business without the proper insurance. No matter how much you trust your guests and do your research, you can never be 100% sure that they will respect your property. You can go through all the prevention measures, but accidents do happen.

You may already have a homeowner or landlord insurance policy, but these both have lots of gaps in their coverage because they are not made for vacation rentals specifically. Homeowner insurance is designed for when the owner of the property lives there themselves, and landlord insurance caters to tenant-occupied units.

Safely does not replace your homeowner or landlord insurance but caters your coverage to better fit your needs as a host. If you are both a homeowner or landlord and running a vacation rental, then you should invest in the two of them.

Start using Safely’s insurance for your rental

Give yourself peace of mind and start securing your home today with Safely. Not only do you get comprehensive insurance coverage, but you also get access to quick payments and guest screening.

To sign up for Safely for your vacation rental, you must first be a Lodgify customer. Fill out this form and be sure to include your API key. After it is submitted, a Safely rep will be in touch with you to customize your quote and complete the signup process.

Your vacation rental property is the star of the show, and it should be treated as such. Secure your property with Safely to prevent any guest accidents and damages from hindering your business’s shine.


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