Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31 2012

Withholding Security Deposits – Know Your Rights

So many of the disputes between vacation rental homeowners and their tenants every season involve the issue of withholding security deposits after a tenant’s stay. In a previous post, Vacation Rental Security Deposits – Too Much or Too Little?, I discussed …

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Aug 27 2012

Yikes! A Negative Guest Review!

Fortunately, of the thousands of guest reviews we receive each year, on average, 98% are positive (4- or 5-star) reviews.

But, yes, it can happen:  Despite your best efforts to provide a home that all of your tenants will rave about, you might someday receive a negative guest review – or a …

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Aug 16 2012

Battling Dampness and Mold in Your Vacation Rental Home

Old house or new, waterfront or inland, there aren’t many homes on Cape Cod or the Islands immune to the ill effects of dampness during the summer. Our brand new appliances seem to rust overnight, unprotected wood appears to rot from one season to the next, and it’s difficult to keep surfaces …

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