Security Deposits

Knowledgebase Article - Security Deposits

A Holiday Home Security Deposit is an amount of money that can be taken from your prospective guest at the time of booking or other time before the booking has commenced.

This is intended to assure the Holiday Home Owner that they have a limited amount of financial protection should the guest cause any damage to the property during their stay. In the event of an uneventful visit, the Deposit should then be refunded to the Holiday Home Guest

The ‘Security Deposit’ should not be confused with the simpler term ‘Deposit’ which is often referred to meaning a percentage of the price of the booking that is paid by the Guest as a down payment in order to reserve the Holiday Property

Request a Security Deposit

Go to OWcal > Payment … Security Deposit Settings.

Here you can specify a fixed amount as your Security Deposit and choose to have this added:

  • to the total amount the Guest needs to pay at the time of booking
  • Payable later nearer the time of the commencement of the booking

Use Stripe

If you accept instant payment using Stripe’s merchant services, we can configure your website’s payment system to accept a preauthorised payment in respect of your Security Deposit. This payment is reserved on your guests card but only deducted if you need to make a claim

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