Rental agreements do more than define the legal relationship between you and your guests—these agreements can help you communicate exactly how you wish your home to be treated and describe your expectations to the potential renter. We strongly encourage you to use a rental agreement for each reservation and be sure to include the names of all parties, checkin/checkout dates, rental amounts, payment schedules, and of course, your cancellation and refund policies. We also recommend including house rules and policies around cleaning fees, pets, and smoking.