Major cities crack down on Airbnb rentals

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    || Major cities crack down on Airbnb rentals ||

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    I like that the guy is blaming AirBnB for this. Completely misassigning responsibility.
     
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    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:
    https://www.airbnb.com/trust
    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.
     
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    Well said.

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    From: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarre...ind-airbnb-renters-hosting-a-xxx-freak-f?bffb
    "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.
     
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