‘I did meet some charming people via Airbnb, but in the end I hated it’

The housing minister’s latest turn of the screw on short-term lettings may be the last straw for long-suffering hosts

28th July, 2019
This could be heaven or this could be hell: some Airbnb hosts have delisted, saying the constant demands and review-anxiety made it too stressful

Having to buy a Star Wars-type breathing apparatus before emptying your bathroom bins – and still gagging; giving thanks for guests who expertly tend your garden and leave every room spotless: such experiences typify two practical extremes of being an Airbnb host

Becoming so puce-in-the-face antagonistic towards the people partying in your property that you’ll take a four-figure earnings hit (plus a cancellation fine) to get rid of them early; jumping at personal invitations to...

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