For Lozana Perez
For many tourists throughout the world, Airbnb is a highly popular alternative to traditional hotels. Additionally, it’s a very profitable way for homeowners to make money off of their vacant property. There are also horror tales, though.
These true instances of Airbnb mishaps that affected hosts and visitors can teach us a few things.
IF GUESTS REFUSE TO LEAVE:
One Californian woman learned the hard way that Airbnb homes are subject to the same rental laws as other rentals.
In a bizarre turn of events, the Airbnb tenants who had rented her house really resisted leaving. Additionally, tenants must receive a thirty-day notice prior to being evicted under California law. This means that the visitors may spend that time in the house.
Security footage captured the visitors rummaging through the woman’s possessions and searching through her refrigerator and cabinets. The woman ultimately paid the visitors $1,700 simply to get them to leave.
DISPATCHABLE POP-UP BROTHELS:
Imagine that you owned a house and chose to use Airbnb to earn a little more cash by renting out a spare room. Imagine learning that the people who were renting out that room were actually using it as a brothel.
One man who used Airbnb to rent out his New York City property experienced exactly that. He was informed that his brother and sister-in-law were guests by the individual who had rented it. He then learned that the visitor had indeed held what the host had referred to as a “large orgy” at the apartment.
According to information provided to journalists by NYC officials, some Airbnb hosts end up being prostitution rings looking for short-term spaces to operate from. They can elude law enforcement more easily by frequently shifting their location. The owners of the property are unaware that illicit activity is taking place there because they are renting it out.
YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE RACIAL PROFILING:
In Canada, Bob Marley’s granddaughter and her pals had rented an Airbnb home in the largely white neighborhood of Rialto, California. Police knocked on the door not long after they arrived at the house.
It found out that the trio had been witnessed lugging baggage inside the house by a neighbor. The neighbor informed journalists, “I saw these unusual individuals traveling back and forth with bags. And I had no idea who they were.”
The granddaughter and her friends, however, think that the only reason the police were called was because of racial profiling.
You might be surprised if you assume this is just one of a few instances of prejudice in the Airbnb community.In fact, Dyne Suh had to travel through a snowfall to reach her Big Bear, California, and apartment.
YOU CAN BE EJECTED FROM AN ILLEGAL RENTAL:
Worldwide, many local governments have outlawed short-term rentals like Airbnb. Many rental properties have particular rules against subletting apartments, even in areas where it is permitted.
This is what occurred to European tourists who stayed at a New York City Airbnb unit. Not only was the property in poor shape, but it came out that subletting was not permitted because the apartment was government-subsidized.
Given that short-term rentals are prohibited by New York City law, the majority of Airbnb rentals there are unlawful.
INTERRUPTIONS THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE STAY:
Two YouTube bloggers spent five months renting an Airbnb house in Mexico, which is one of the most bizarre scenarios ever. They found a “For Sale” sign in the front yard when they got there.
They were continually being interrupted by possible purchasers or real estate agents throughout their stay. In order to conduct a house showing, realtors really ask them almost daily to vacate the property during specific hours of the day (and to clean it up!). They were asked to leave the residence within thirty days after it was sold a week into their stay.Due to the lack of legally enforced contracts in these types of Airbnb rentals, the hosts are only required to abide by local rental rules when they decide to eject you from the property.
In conclusion :
Airbnb Can Be Useful if You Use it wisely.
The market for Airbnb actually developed as a result of consumer demand for reasonably priced vacations. Travel is now only accessible to the wealthy due to rising hotel costs. People who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford it can access a whole new world of adventure when homeowners are willing to open up their homes to tourists and when those passengers are ready to treat those properties appropriately.
The nightmares airbnb renters must deal with – Jacques Olivier Marbella