With increasing pressure coming from local municipalities, including outright bans of short-term rental properties, Airbnb is motivated to find a solution to the problem of some of their rental houses being bad neighbors.
“It was just nonstop parties. Every weekend there was a party. Fourth of July weekend, the cops had to come and clear out 350 people,” said Michael Aselin.
Aselin lived next to an Airbnb rental home in Houston’s Westview Terrace subdivision before moving to another city with stricter short-term rental regulations.
In response to growing problems similar to what Aselin experienced, in Aug. 2020, Airbnb announced a temporary ban on all parties and events at properties advertised and rented through its short-term rental reservation site.
“When the pandemic hit, as many bars and clubs closed or restricted their occupancy, we began to see some people taking partying behavior to rented homes, including through Airbnb,” the company wrote in a June press release.
In June, the company announced the policy was now permanent.
The next question was how to enforce the ban.
The short-term rental giant proclaims it has come up with a solution.
The short-term rental giant proclaims it has come up with a solution.[ad_2]