The deposit on GuestToGuest has 3 functions:
- Screening: only members who agree to pay the deposit that you require will be able to come to your home. This deters people with harmful intentions.
- Incentive: your guests will have another reason to respect your home -- the fear of losing their deposit.
- Compensation: if something happens, the deposit will enable you to regain at least part of the damaged value.
Of these 3 functions, the first one is by far the most important, as it helps you make sure the people you invite are not ill-willed.
Thanks to the screening function, if your guests do break or damage something in your home it is highly likely that there will be a way to find an agreement.
The deposit is managed by GuesttoGuest who can also serve as a mediator if needed.