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Airbnb and Vrbo are cracking down on ‘party houses’
June 11, 2021
Vacation rental giants Airbnb and Vrbo are cracking down on properties that frequently host raucous parties, the companies said Friday.
The companies are co-developing a “community integrity program” to identify problem properties — and share the information with each other, they said in a release.
“The information will be available for each company to take the appropriate action,” according to the companies, which said they’ll work through a “trusted third-party intermediary” to identify properties that have been permanently banned from each platform.
It wasn’t immediately clear if a ban on one platform automatically means the same fate on the other. The Post has reached out to the companies.
The company said 73 percent of its rentals had already banned parties.
In May, the company extended the ban through at least this summer despite rising vaccination rates across the globe. It also banned US guests who do not have a history of positive reviews from booking one-night full-home rentals during the weekend of July 4th.
In March, three people were reportedly shot at a party in an illegally rented home on Long Island. Police said the house had been rented on Airbnb, but the company denied that it was responsible for the property at the time of the shooting.