Just curious how much other people are charging with regards to security deposits. Do you ever need to keep them?
The past few guests I've had, I waived the security deposit simply because I didn't want to deal with the hassle of issuing a refund if everything was OK.
I know that's putting myself at risk of losing money. Luckily, as of yet, I haven't had to deal with any guest issues that would require me to keep it should I have collected it.