As mentioned in an earlier post we own a 2bedroom seafront apartment in Malta which when we are not renting we spend a lot of time there - it is well equipped and furnished to a pretty decent good standard.
In view of this we request a deposit for damages (eur150 cash on checkin) and as a result cannot do self checkin/checkout
What do other apartment owners do?
My experience on the deposit is it does help as a bit of a deterrent however when ever I am travelling and booked apartments, we have never really be charged a deposit?!
Are you able to make a claim post checkout with booking.com or private insurance?