Being a responsible host means being a considerate tenant, neighbour, and community member. Here are a few things you should consider when talking with others about hosting on Book Halal Homes.
Know the rules and regulations
Before you start hosting, know what contracts and rules affect you, such as leases, condo board or co-op rules, HOA rules, or rules established by tenant organisations. Make sure you understand and comply with these rules before listing your space. Other laws in your city or state may also affect you, so be sure to review them as well.
Talk with your landlord or HOA
Talk to your homeowner’s association or landlord about how often you plan to have guests, and how Book Halal Homes builds trust in its community. You can share information about Book Halal Home’s trust and safety resources, and remind them that you only host people you feel comfortable with.
Want more information to share with your landlord or HOA? Check out our toolkits for HOAs and landlords.
Talk with your neighbours
Neighbours may want to know about many of the same things as your landlord or HOA, as well as more specifics about upcoming bookings, such as names, dates, and other information about your guests. Making sure your neighbours are comfortable might help address some of your landlord’s concerns.
Be a responsible host
Here are some things you can do to show your landlord, HOA, and neighbours that you care about the property and your neighbours as much as they do:
- Set an occupancy limit to only allow groups of a certain size
- Share your home and building rules with each guest
- Provide your guests with phone numbers for emergency responders and a map of emergency exits and evacuation routes
- Make sure you have a working smoke and carbon monoxide detector
- Inform neighbours when a guest will be staying in your home
- With your guests’ permission, share names or Book Halal Homes profile pages