Airbnb Announces Ban On "party Houses"

Airbnb Inc. will ban "party houses" after a shooting with fatal balance in California occurred on property rented through the service, the company's CEO said Saturday.

Through a series of tweets, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said the San Francisco-based company will increase its work to "combat unauthorized parties and eliminate abusive behavior of guests and guests."

Chesky said Airbnb will increase the manual review of “high risk” reservations alerted in its system. It will also form a quick response team dedicated to the houses where parties are held.


The company will remove guests who do not comply with the regulations, Chesky said.

Five people were killed in a shooting during a Halloween party in Orinda, a suburb of San Francisco.

“What happened on Thursday night in Orinda was horrible. I am sorry for the families and neighbors affected by this tragedy. We work to support them, ”Chesky tweeted.

People with knowledge of the transaction claim that the woman who rented the residence lied to the Airbnb hostess, telling her that she would rent the property so that her family, who suffered from asthma, could escape the smoke caused by forest fires. The party had more than 100 guests, according to police.

Party houses have been an old problem for Airbnb.

In 2018, Airbnb permanently expelled from his service a man who summoned more than 250 people on a property rented by Airbnb in Seven Hills, Ohio, for an unauthorized New Year party, while the host was sheltered in a bedroom .

In addition, last July two people were killed at a party in a Pittsburgh Airbnb.