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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, May 29, 2013.
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|| Major cities crack down on Airbnb rentals ||
I don't blame them, especially after the XXX Freak Fest!
'XXX Freak Fest' at Airbnb rental a lesson in online dealings
I like that the guy is blaming AirBnB for this. Completely misassigning responsibility.
AirBnB must have agreed of their responsibility at least somewhat since they paid $10's of thousands in this case to try to make it right. In fact, along with promises of "verified IDs" and "confirmed reviews" on their website:
they also say "When you host through Airbnb, your property is covered for up to $1,000,000. Every booking, every time."
Yes, perhaps it's asking much to expect AirBnb to have known this would have happened but I say the guy is blaming AirBnB because AirBnB agrees they should be blamed.
I don't like Airbnb. While it sounds good in theory, they don't really make their case in practice. It's only a matter of time until we hear more "negative" news about Airbnb IMHO.
Without clarity on what was damaged it isn't so obvious that AirBnB owed anything. Bad PR from it being a sex party rather than just a bunch of drunks in the apartment, but that's not likely to guarantee that the claim would be accepted by the insurers.
Also of note in that story:
The guy made a bad choice in terms of who he rented the place out to. A mistake he easily could have avoided with even a tiny bit of research.
"Damages included a broken sofa, bed, torn lamp, coffee table, drum set, and a guitar made by Leo Fender."
From a quick reading of AirBnB's terms, those items seem to be covered by their $1,000,000 guarantee.