However, if guests are just unhappy because of rains due to tropical storms — sorry, no refund. You cannot guarantee the weather for anyone's trip, and as long as they were still able to use your home, a refund is probably not required.
Here is an example clause to include in your rental agreement. Remember, this is just an example— you will need to fill it in with information as it pertains to your vacation rental. And as always, be sure to run this by your attorney for review.
Option A: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
- The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
- A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
- The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
-Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
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