As a couple are left devastated by Airbnb guests who trashed their London flat... How can you protect your home from disaster when renting it out?

January 8, 2016 | 4years | Insurance News

London flat ruined after renting it out for the night on Airbnb

Airbnb's 'Host Guarantee' won't cover theft, pets, cash or personal liability

Most home insurers won't cover damage or theft by paying guests

Smashed windows, flooded bathrooms, broken china and red wine all over the cream carpets – your worst nightmare or a very real possibility should you rent your home out to the wrong guests?

The horror story came true last week for a couple in south London when their flat was rented out via Airbnb and ruined by a group who threw a 'drug-fuelled party'.

This is an extreme but not unprecedented incident: so what do you need to know if you're thinking about renting your home out? We take a look at exactly what you're covered for – and what you're not - should the worst happen.

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