Apr 01, 2019 . 2 min read

Where Do I Upload My Rental Agreement?

Log into your dashboard. Click on profile pic in upper right corner. Then click My Listings.

Click Edit to make changes to your listing.

Click Settings tab.

Click Rules tab.

Upload Rental Agreement, or drag and drop.

Your document link should appear once agreement is successfully uploaded.

Where does my guest view the agreement?

From the home screen, after guest enters dates and clicks "Request to Book," the screen below will appear.  Guest can click on your rental agreement to download and review.  In order to proceed with the booking, the guest will need to check the box agreeing to your cancellation policy, house rules, and Rental Agreement.  

I have never used a Rental Agreement and why would I need one?  

If you aren't already familiar with your local laws, go ahead and start learning about them now.  First find out if a Rental Agreement is required for short term rentals in your area.  Your local laws may require specific information to be included within the agreement.  For example, North Carolina is governed by the North Carolina Vacation Rental Act.  This Act spells out owner obligations, guest protections, and what clauses must be included within the agreement. 

When creating a Rental Agreement, many owners use the assistance of an attorney; others don't use any agreement at all.  There can be circumstances when having a signed Rental Agreement is beneficial. For example, some credit card companies may not acknowledge a "click to accept" (checkbox) as a legitimate cardholder signature.  You might be asked to produce the actual guest's signature during a credit card dispute

It's also a good idea to check with your insurance company and ask what kinds of documents are needed if you ever file a claim.  Will a print out of your reservation from a listing site be sufficient, or do they require documentation with a real signature?  You also might need a Rental Agreement if you ever have to take a guest to court.  

Most owners allow the guest to book by clicking "I agree" to their sample agreement, and then have the guest sign and return the actual agreement.

Below are sample agreements that other Houfy members have given permission for anyone to use.  Feel free to take parts from any or all, and customize your own.  Do not rely on any of these samples as "legal documents" that will meet all of your needs.  You still need to research your own laws.  

Tiki House Rental Agreement
To rent Tiki House, we require you to sign/accept a rental agreement. This is for your protection as much as ours. The agreement spells out all the details of renting, from checking-in to checking out!

Willoughby Cottage - Sample Rental agreement
1. AGREEMENT: The Willoughby Cottage, LLC. ("Cottage"), the Owner, and Guest agree as follows: Above Guest is an adult and will be an occupant of the unit during the entire reserved period. Other occupants will be family members, friends and their...

Need an agreement right now? Use this site for an emergency agreement.

Short-Term (Vacation) Rental Lease Agreement
The short-term or vacation rental agreement is a lease that is made between a landlord and tenant that is generally between 1 to 30 days. The agreement is most common for higher-end properties to outline the exact terms and conditions of the rental period.

Here are more guides to help you in setting up your property listing

Houfy Help Guide for Vacation Rental Owners
Help guide for Houfy members Getting Started on Houfy - Where Owners and Guests can Book Without Fees

Thank you , once again, Bridget. You Rock!!I need to use this to set mine up. Do you have an actual RA agreement Word doc you can let me utilise??

May 29, 2019

Can I get one too

Jun 20, 2019

Can I have one also?

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