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Tales From the Landlord: AirBnb ?
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Submitted by Coronita on February 19, 2016 - 11:43pm
I thought I'd share an interesting story that just happened. So one properties is vacant, and I've been taking my time to find a good tenant. So I found this tenant, who seems to be really good. And so I started the paperwork.
And then somewhere along the line, he mentioned that he would be having lots of business colleagues that come over and stay with him regularly, and asked if that was ok. I didn't think anything of it, and so sure, none of my business who you have over and stays occasionally.
So then we get to the lease agreement, and that's when we ran into disagreement. Basically, in my lease agreement, I specifically state "no subletting or short term rentals to anyone not named on the original lease"....The person asked me to remove it since he explained to me some of his colleagues he might be charging them to stay with him and some he may not. He also mentioned that he did a lot of research and that subletting wasn't illegal where my property was. I told him that while subletting isn't illegal, I just don't want to do it and that there are restrictions for short term rentals where the property is. We ended up parting ways, because I refused to change the lease clause and he really wanted me to change the lease clause. Oh well.
But in thinking about it, I was trying to figure out what why he needed that lease clause? Any ideas?
I'm guessing what the person was trying to do was he was going to list my house on AirBnb as a short term rental, and probably he either needed a lease that permitted him to sublet or he needed a lease that allows subletting, so that he can get the required license(s) from the city to get a permit to run a short term rental.
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