Airbnb Sets New Rules After Shooting At Halloween Party In San Francisco Area Rental.
Airbnb sets new rules after shooting at rental
Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb.
The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are parties open to anyone and advertised on social media, for example.
Airbnb says boutique hotels and professional event venues will be exempt from the new rule.
The San Francisco-based company is also banning large parties at apartment buildings and condos.
Airbnb says it’s in the process of identifying listings globally that may be violating the party house ban, including accommodations in Los Angeles, Miami Beach, London and Montreal. The company says it’s asking hosts to update their listings to comply with the “open invite” ban.
Airbnb is also issuing new guest behavior rules. In early 2020, guests will get a warning for one instance of excessive noise, unauthorized guests, unauthorized parking, unauthorized smoking or excessive messiness reported by a host or a neighbor. Further violations will result in account suspension or removal.
Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky announced last month that changes would be coming after five people were killed at a Halloween party shooting in Orinda, Calif.
— Associated Press.