With so many outdoor activities and natural beauty to offer, it is no wonder that Florida is such a popular getaway destination. As a result, Florida also provides an excellent backdrop for operating a bed and breakfast inn. If you are the owner of a B&B, you already know that running an inn comes with its own unique set of challenges. The stories that innkeepers could tell! Chances are, if you have operated a bed and breakfast for any length of time at all, you probably already have the names of some of your previous guests flagged due to the behavior exhibited while they stayed at your inn.
The truth of the matter is that you can never be certain exactly what a guest will do when he or she stays at your B&B. While it would be hoped that your guests would care for your property just as they would their own, in reality, the way that some people treat their own property can be puzzling. The last thing that you want to have happen is to experience vast damage and innumerable expenses to your property because of one thoughtless guest. Even worse, you never want to encounter a situation where expensive items come up missing from your property after the departure of a guest. Sure, you could try pursuing legal action in such situations, but doing so can be time-consuming and you may or may not see justice.
Ultimately, the best course of action is to make certain you know as much about your guests as possible before you book a room to them. Asking questions during registration is a great start, but it will only get you so far. Furthermore, how can you be sure that a guest is answering your questions honestly?
The only way to know for certain is to conduct a background check before renting out a room in your inn. If you feel hesitant about informing prospective guests that you run background checks; think about it this way. Landlords who plan to rent a property for months at a time never hesitate to run a background check. Why should you avoid doing so when renting a room to a guest for a night and the potential for damage could be much greater?
A service such as VerticalRent gives you the ability to run background checks quickly and easily. You will know immediately if your prospective guests have any type of criminal background. For instance, you can find out if the guest in question has had any problems with theft of service or has been arrested for any other type of criminal activity. Additionally, you receive instant results so that you are able to make an immediate decision regarding whether you wish to rent a room at your inn to the guest in question.
Are you tired of wondering whether a guest is going to leave a room in shambles or whether you will discover items missing later? Sign up for VerticalRent to receive instant background checks.