To curtail house parties, Airbnb will no longer offer vacation rental houses to select guests in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain who are under 25. Its major goal is to prevent potentially undesirable behavior, safeguard local communities, and prevent big crowds of people from lessening the spread of Covid-19.
Since 2019, Airbnb has restricted the use of its properties for unauthorized gatherings and events across the globe. Hosts who approve events and adhere to their house rules are exempt from these restrictions.
The number of unlicensed parties booked by visitors under 25 has successfully decreased since they started this program earlier this year in Canada. They are currently expanding to Spain, France, and the UK.
What limitations does Airbnb have for users under 25?
Travelers under 25 can still make Airbnb reservations despite these new restrictions. They must, however, abide by the following:
- Guests from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain under the age of 25 who have less than three favorable ratings are not permitted to reserve complete home listings that are close to their residence. Outside their cities, they are permitted to reserve any listing. However, they may do so if they have no unfavorable ratings or if they intend to stay for more than 28 days.
- Wherever they dwell, they are allowed to reserve private rooms.
Avoiding uninvited guests
Following a tragic shooting at an Airbnb house party last year, adjustments were made to their platform. Despite the host’s specific prohibition against gatherings at their vacation rental, more than 100 people attended the party, which was advertised on social media as the “Airbnb Mansion Party.”
After the incident, Airbnb’s CEO, Brian Chesky, announced that they would increase human screening of high-risk reservations and “create a specific emergency response team for ‘party houses.
They also created a party prevention page that offers security device recommendations to preserve security and identify issues early. With the help of these safety precautions, hosts would be able to keep an eye on movement, noise, heat, or humidity and determine whether or not the visitors were abiding by the guidelines.
The platform even provides discounts on specific gadgets to encourage and assist owners in keeping their places free of unauthorized visitors.
The Summer Safety Campaign from Airbnb
Additionally, on Friday, August 14, 2020, Airbnb unveiled its “Summer safety campaign” to encourage polite and safe travel during the busy summer months.
Travelers will be reminded to abide by house rules and enforce local COVID-19 limits and their party policy throughout the four-week campaign. Visitors to the platform may be kicked off if they violate its community standards and rules.
Also, hosts will get recommendations on improving housekeeping during the COVID-19 crisis and communicating their house rules and expectations to visitors.
The significance of leases and house regulations
If you know how to recognize unpleasant guests throughout the booking process and are crystal clear on your rental agreement and property rules, this news need not frighten you.
When visitors invite more guests to the rental home without telling the host, it becomes a recurring issue. It could be that there is a maximum occupancy of people or they don’t want to pay for an additional guest.
Use your rental agreement paperwork and house regulations to enforce the maximum number of visitors. You should also request their complete names and have them sign the contract.
Airbnb is committed to being good partners, even though only 0.03% of stays use the Host Guarantee. Today’s statement comes after a series of actions were taken to crack down on antisocial behavior and unauthorized parties.