Accommodation cancellation due to Covid
Be careful on dates on "refundable" properties, especially if they were privately owned.
I booked Leonard Court in London, UK, back in 2019 for a week in April 2020. However, I didn't notice that the cancellation free date is 1 month prior to the date of stay instead of the usual 48 hours. Due to the travel tightening restrictions in most countries, I'm unable to travel to London in April 2020 and we missed the free "cancellation" date by less than a week. Unfortunately, the owner is refusing to refund this payment in this special situation and I had to pay for a whole week of accommodation for nothing.