Some Hosts require the Guest to sign a rental agreement before the stay. Rental agreements define the legal relationship between you and your guests—these agreements can help you communicate exactly how you wish your home to be treated and describe your expectations to the potential renter.
We encourage you to use a rental agreement for each reservation and be sure to include the names of all parties, checkin/checkout dates, rental amounts, payment schedules, and of course, your cancellation and refund policies. We also recommend including house rules and policies around cleaning fees, pets, and smoking.
Hosts: If you choose to have guests sign a contract, you must disclose the requirement and the terms to them prior to booking. The easiest way to do this is to mention the contract in your listing's description, then copy-and-paste the terms in the message thread with your guest.
Guests: Certain hosts may ask you to sign a contract. They must disclose this prior to booking and also outline any terms.