The homeowner may at their discretion, ask for a deposit equivalent to the amount you would collect as two weeks rent. This bond may be lodged with an independent party along with your written contract. An attorney or solicitor can help you with this procedure.
Many housesitters who have a proven level of
maturity and responsibility believe that the payment of a bond is unnecessary. Each case is different and this should be addressed between each homeowner and housesitter.
We provide free Housesitting Agreements, Bond Lodgment, and Claim Forms for your convenience. Click here to view, download, and print these forms and agreements.