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The purpose of SabbaticalHomes.com is to enable academics to form a circle of trust with people of high ethical standards to help with the ever-difficult task of finding trustworthy tenants and landlords.
We have created a Trust Score for every member on our website as a tool to see how connected others are to the community – before sending any inquiries. Trust Scores reflect the number of years a person has been a member, how often they have found a housing match, written or received reviews and if they have given referrals or invited other members.
When sending messages about a listing, inquiries will be automatically forwarded to the member’s email address unless we suspect a potential risk. Neither person will know the other’s email address unless they decide to share this information after messaging back and forth. If an inquiry seems questionable or fraudulent, you are required to contact us as we monitor this closely.
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When starting the conversation with a potential tenant or host, refer to our guidelines of questions to ask. Before renting, subletting, exchanging, or arranging to housesit or share a home, we strongly advise that all parties conduct a thorough reference check. When it comes time to make payments, never use Western Union money transfer, Venmo or MoneyGram for sending money to any person who you do not know personally.
Landlords should obtain credit checks whenever possible. Even if a trustworthy relationship has been established, a signed lease to settle rental and home exchange agreements between parties should be considered. Landlords should check the provisions of their home insurance to make sure they are covered for any damages caused by a third party. Because real estate laws vary between areas, it is advisable to research one’s local government tenant-landlord law resources.