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Home-sharing – the best of times, the worst of times?


Aviva UK can reveal 6 out of 10 home-share hosts have problem guests. But almost half of guests have experienced home-stay horrors.


Half of home-share hosts have also had items stolen from their properties by paying guests, a new survey from Aviva finds.


The study – which interviewed 1,000 people who let out their homes and 1,000 people who have stayed in home-shares – unearthed irritations on both sides.


Of those who have let out properties as home-stays, three out of five (60%) have experienced some sort of unpleasant incident involving guests. Within this figure:

  • 53% of hosts said their homes / possessions had been damaged by guests.
  • 48% have had items stolen from their properties.
  • 38% have experienced a domestic disturbance involving neighbours or the police.
  • While 18% said guests had left their homes in an unacceptable state.


The survey also included other hugely revealing insights such as 81% of hosts would consider using a home security system (e.g. video camera) to monitor guests in the future. |

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