Airbnb announced on Tuesday (28) the ban on parties in houses and apartments rented on its platform. Company rule prevents encounters that may annoy neighbors.
The decision had been made temporarily in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has now become permanent.
“The temporary ban proved to be effective, so we have officially included this measure in our regulation,” the company said.
People who live near an Airbnb rental property can report incidents, including unauthorized parties and events, through the “Neighbor Support Channel”, a website created by the platform in 2020.
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In 2019, the service began banning parties organized through social networks, as well as events that could disturb neighbors in rented homes.
The restriction began after a shooting occurred at a Halloween party in Orinda, California, in which five people died and several were injured. More than 100 people attended the party, which took place in a rented house on the platform.
The company adopted new restrictions due to the pandemic, to prevent events that could become outbreaks of Covid-19 contagion.
The temporary suspension of all parties was presented as a preventive health measure. The company has seen a 44% annual drop in reports of parties held at properties listed on the platform. “The suspension was well received by our community,” he said.