Airbnb Declares End to Party!

By Patrick Paul

As municipalities around the country evaluate changes to their respective codes in an effort to exert greater control over bad actors in the vacation rental market, Airbnb announced on November 2nd that it is banning party houses.  The move comes in response  to the shooting deaths of five people at a Halloween party hosted at an Airbnb rental house in Orinda, CA.  CEO Brian Chesky announced on Twitter that starting November 2, Airbnb would ban “party houses” and  redouble the company’s efforts to “combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct.”

The four-bedroom rental reportedly had been rented on Airbnb by a woman who advised the owner her family members had asthma and needed to escape smoke from a wildfire  burning in Sonoma County about 60 miles north of Orinda earlier in the week. … Read More »

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