Another host, Anthony Farmer, filed a proposed class action against Airbnb in US District Court for California’s Northern District in November. The lawsuit, is trying to get past the key terms. Airbnb’s account, accusing the company of breaching contracts and fiduciary obligations and violating consumer protection laws.
Christopher Nulty, a spokesman for Airbnb, said the company’s policy puts community health and safety first, which will ultimately help homeowners “by maintaining guest loyalty and demand. for the Airbnb listing. Mr. Farmer’s suit, he said, was of no credit.
‘Back to our roots’
In May, Airbnb announced that it would “return to our roots” by focusing on “their host’s everyday people”.
That location has a business advantage. Professional rental operators with many listings can take housing away and turn neighborhoods into resorts, forcing neighborhood politicians and associations to impose regulations. An empty bedroom rental family is often less intimidating.
In a November financial prospectus, Airbnb said 90% of its servers are “private servers”, defined as people who create their listings directly on the website instead of using software. dedicated to registration. But according to Transparent, a software provider for short-term rental operators, only 37% of Airbnb’s listings were managed by people with a fortune in September. Nearly half of the list is managed by servers with 2 to 20 properties, and 14 percent due to servers with 21 or more.
So when Airbnb put emphasis on individual servers, it made its professional servers even more annoying.
“In a way, their business is built on professional hosts, but they don’t often say that,” said Columbus executive Vail. “They don’t want that message to be the subject matter.”
Mr. Nulty said Airbnb’s focus on “main servers” doesn’t come at the expense of professional servers. He said the professional hosts were on its Server Advisory Board, a group the company formed in October so that the hosts can meet with the executives of Airbnb.