AirBnb and pop up brothels !!!

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'My Airbnb flat was turned into a pop-up brothel' - BBC News
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Umm..that's just click bait, it's allowed in the UK, and whoops if you let strangers into your place, well you might end up with two people having sex, paid for or not.

"pop-up" that made me laugh...

In college my roommate hand made an old-timey wooden sign that said "World's Least Profitable Brothel" and hung it above his bedroom door.

Darrone said:   In college my roommate hand made an old-timey wooden sign that said "World's Least Profitable Brothel" and hung it above his bedroom door.
  haha 

Darrone said:   In college my roommate hand made an old-timey wooden sign that said "World's Least Profitable Brothel" and hung it above his bedroom door.
  That's pretty hilarious.

thats some risky business

Would they give a discount to the landlord?

So this is <.0000001% of transactions and you're going to write off airbnb? Trust me, if this happened to any one of us, airbnb would be offering VERY generous compensation (they hate PR like this, you might even be glad it happened).

Also, easily avoided if you only rent to those with existing (and positive) airbnb reviews.

I also remember reading stories of AirBnb being used as orgy hosting in NYC.

ArmchairArchitect said:   So this is <.0000001% of transactions and you're going to write off airbnb? Trust me, if this happened to any one of us, airbnb would be offering VERY generous compensation (they hate PR like this, you might even be glad it happened).

Also, easily avoided if you only rent to those with existing (and positive) airbnb reviews.

I agree. This seems much ado about nothing.

When you rent your place out to strangers, you take the risk they may not behave in ways you like. That's what the reviews are for on Airbnb too. You can choose to deny requests from guests with no prior reviews or negative reviews. If the sex workers had cleaned up after themselves and aired the place out, none would have been the wiser. And you could have had the same situation had it been a messy and energetic married couple.

Shandril said:   
ArmchairArchitect said:   So this is <.0000001% of transactions and you're going to write off airbnb? Trust me, if this happened to any one of us, airbnb would be offering VERY generous compensation (they hate PR like this, you might even be glad it happened).

Also, easily avoided if you only rent to those with existing (and positive) airbnb reviews.

I agree. This seems much ado about nothing.

When you rent your place out to strangers, you take the risk they may not behave in ways you like. That's what the reviews are for on Airbnb too. You can choose to deny requests from guests with no prior reviews or negative reviews. If the sex workers had cleaned up after themselves and aired the place out, none would have been the wiser. And you could have had the same situation had it been a messy and energetic married couple.

  What about the general implications of someone operating a business out of your home (even if it is selling pancakes)? That seems like it should violate something.

That's outrageous. What's the name, address, and phone number for these escorts? You know...for research.

beatme said:   What about the general implications of someone operating a business out of your home (even if it is selling pancakes)? That seems like it should violate something.
I don't know if this kinda of activity is prevalent enough to find its way in airbnb T&C but who knows.

But it made me smile just thinking of trying to describe this line of business when applying for a new business credit card and/or for your payment processor:
Q: "What type of business do you have?"
A: "hmm... you know what, let's just call it home office services..."
Q: "So what are your typical expenses?"
A: "Well you know... basic office supplies... maybe wine and stuff ... protective and cleaning supplies."
Q: "What kinda of revenues do you expect annually?"
A: "Annually? That's a bit extra so ... Wait. Oh right. You mean per year... nm. Let's see...$$$ x 365 nights = ..."
Q: "Can you confirm your address for me?"
A: "Well, I'm kinda booked tonight already but let me see when I have an opening ..."

beatme said:   
Shandril said:   
ArmchairArchitect said:   So this is <.0000001% of transactions and you're going to write off airbnb? Trust me, if this happened to any one of us, airbnb would be offering VERY generous compensation (they hate PR like this, you might even be glad it happened).

Also, easily avoided if you only rent to those with existing (and positive) airbnb reviews.

I agree. This seems much ado about nothing.

When you rent your place out to strangers, you take the risk they may not behave in ways you like. That's what the reviews are for on Airbnb too. You can choose to deny requests from guests with no prior reviews or negative reviews. If the sex workers had cleaned up after themselves and aired the place out, none would have been the wiser. And you could have had the same situation had it been a messy and energetic married couple.

  What about the general implications of someone operating a business out of your home (even if it is selling pancakes)? That seems like it should violate something.

  Same thing can happen if you're a landlord with a long-term lease. Is the lesson then to never rent your home out? Too many people focus on stories rather than data/statistics.



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