Do I need to tell my existing home insurance provider that I want to host?

Yes, you’ll need to let them know that you intend to a let a second home (e.g your own home, a second home or a room in your own home) to paying guests. If you don’t tell them, it could be seen a misrepresentation and your home insurance could be invalidated or cancelled.

You also need to confirm with your existing home insurance provider that they’ll still cover your property for any claims not related to ‘hosting’, and that you’ll be taking out another insurance policy to protect the ‘hosting’ activity