Can you request a security deposit and then separately split the rental rate between two payments?
Yes, this is possible with Houfy.
Go to My listings
Click on the Pricing tab: here you can include or exclude the security deposit into the total payment due.
2) At My Listings > edit > settings > Payment information you can request a reservation deposit. This can be a small amount of the total rent due and can be a fixed $ amount or a percentage of the total.
There has been a lot of interest in how I use PayPal to do security deposit authorization holds. So I am posting the instructions on how to do that. Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback!