Lighter Side: When AirBNB goes terribly wrong

by CRE01 May 2015
If you had thought using AirBNB to rent out your property between tenants was a good idea, think again.

One Canadian family, who had rented out their house through the popular website, returned home to what police described as a “drug-induced orgy.”

The young Calgary family had gone away for the weekend and rented out their house to four adults who said they were in town for a wedding. Soon, their neighbours started calling to tell the property owners that a bus had arrived with more than 100 people on it and the police were involved.

The estimated damage to the property is more than $50,000 and apparently AirBNB is working on a way to reimburse the Calgary family for the damages – though the company added that property damage is extremely rare through its rentals.

It’s the latest warning to property owners that, while short-term rentals may have some perks, this fast income generator might be more trouble than it’s worth.

Watch the full video to see the extent of the damage

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