You may have heard of the new generation of ‘sharing businesses’ which let people list, find and rent accommodation or holiday homes for a fee. It all happens online.

AirBnB in particular is becoming very popular with home or bach owners who see it as a clever, easy way to let their properties to visitors. Opening their homes can earn extra cash, and add to their income during retirement.

The idea of signing up to become an AirBnB host is tempting, yet there are few things to watch for – in particular, you must be very mindful of how it will change your insurance situation.

Tabloid horror stories of guests damaging homes are thankfully rare. But it’s important to protect yourself against the everyday risk that comes with renting out your property. Be sure to read this helpful advice from AMP.

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