Can a security deposit be handled off-site?

No—we used to allow hosts to handle their own security deposits off-site, but we've updated our policy.

Security deposits can't be handled off-site in cash, as off-site payments are a violation of our terms. In order to protect guest payments and ensure hosts are properly compensated for damages that may occur during a reservation, we ask that all security deposits be handled on Airbnb.

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