Airbnb cracks down on summer parties
The rental company is cracking down on day stays, especially during holiday weekends to avoid rowdy and reckless renters.
ARIZONA, USA — Summer temperatures are creeping into the forecast and with the unofficial start of summer already underway, tourists may be booking Airbnbs here in the Valley.
However, the rental company is cracking down on day stays, especially during holiday weekends to avoid rowdy and reckless renters.
Ben Breit, director of trust and safety communications for Airbnb, said that while the ban on overnight stays is harsh, it is beneficial for hosts and close neighbors.
“That’s the point, to try to deter people trying to break the rules and trying to throw an unauthorized party, which we’re not going to tolerate. Even before we banned parties, the vast majority of our Arizona hosts and truly hosts nationwide, were already banning parties in their own house rules,” he explained.
Breit added that this “holiday” policy is intended not only to prevent damage to a rental property, but also to respect other people living near these listings, as they are major players in the success and safety of the property. ‘company.
“We recognize that there are certain holidays, where someone may be more likely to try to throw a party, Memorial Day and July 4th would be two, Halloween and New Years would be two more” , Breit said.
Last year, he says more than 1,400 Airbnb guests were “banned” from booking overnight stays in Phoenix and Scottsdale to avoid potential security issues.
“Are we saying that each of these people was going to have a party, no I don’t think we have a way of knowing, but I hope we stopped a bunch of parties from happening, we saw a quiet weekend over the 4th of July,” he said.
Plus, they’ve added a neighbor helpline 480-312-RENTAL (7368) to keep rowdy reservations at bay and create a direct line of communication for affected residents.
“It’s a really important feature, this neighborhood helpline that we want the Scottsdale and Phoenix community to know about,” Breit added. “If you don’t have a positive review history, you won’t be able to make a one night reservation.”
Basically, it’s best to be in good standing from a review standpoint before planning a short stay.
Neighbor Helpline: 480-312-RENT (7368)
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