In the entertainment industry it’s not uncommon for a shoot to run over time. If this happens, and you allow the renter to stay beyond the stated time in the booking, they will be charged for overtime at 150% of your hourly rate, prorated by the half-hour. If the production crew stays beyond the scheduled end time for an additional hour and 15 minutes, the time-and-a-half charge would be for 1 hours and 30 minutes.

The overtime charge ensures that hosts are able to pay for any needed resources or staff to stay beyond the time previously agreed upon in the booking confirmation. If you intend to charge for overtime you must track the exact time they left and let Giggster know within 3 days of the booking so we can include the additional charge in the final payout.

As a host, if you agree to let the renter use your space for additional time after the booking is confirmed but before it takes place, it is up to you whether to charge it as overtime or at your space's normal rate. If you decide not to charge overtime, let us know, and we can update the renter's booking request with the extra hours.

As a renter, if you're interested in extending your booking while in the location, you should check-in with the host to make sure they can accommodate your overtime request. In some cases, the location may not be available beyond the hours previously reserved.

For more information, head over to our explanation of the payment process.

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