Can owners ask guests to sign a contract
In fact, some hosts make it a condition that their guests sign an agreement before check-in. This is legal.
If signing a rental agreement is an indispensable condition, this should be mentioned in the listing and addressed to the guest in advance. The easiest way to do it is by specifying this condition in your listing and then explaining the terms of agreement in a message.
Please note TripAways can’t guarantee that your guest will comply with the agreement’s special terms.
The host has a right to require agreement execution only if he informed you that such agreement is one of his conditions.
If you don’t want to sign the agreement, you should discuss it with the host or choose a different housing.
If the host demands signing the agreement without prior notice, you have a right to refuse signing it and ask the host to cancel your booking.