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Airbnb will not let anyone host parties at their rental properties

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  • Airbnb has decided to permanently ban parties at its rental properties.
  • Airbnb had temporarily banned parties due to the rise in covid cases.
  • Airbnb had previously placed a temporary ban on parties at its rental locations due to the rise in Covid cases

Airbnb has decided to permanently ban parties at its rental properties.

It became a common practice in the last few years for people to book properties with the help of Airbnb to host parties. However, it looks like that will soon become a thing of the past as the company has decided to implement a party ban on all of its short-term rentals. The company announced on Tuesday that they have decided to not allow parties at any of the parties in order to reduce violence and health concerns. The San-Francisco-based company also said that in the past year, around 6,600 guests were suspended by them due to similar violations.

Airbnb had temporarily banned parties due to the rise in covid cases.

“Over time, the party ban became much more than a public health measure. It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our Hosts and their neighbors,” the company wrote in a press release. “Moreover — it’s been working. We believe there is a direct correlation between our implementation of the policy in August 2020 and a 44% year-over-year drop in the rate of party reports.”

The policy both bans parties and strictly prohibits Airbnb properties that effectively function as party houses. The company said it banned a little more than 6,600 guests last year who attempted to skirt the party policy.

Airbnb had previously placed a temporary ban on parties at its rental locations

While the party ban has become permanent, Airbnb did lift a restriction on the number of guests a property can host. When the temporary party ban was instituted, it included a 16-guest occupancy cap. Airbnb has lifted that cap, saying there are some properties that can comfortably house — or even rely on housing — 16 or more people.

In 2021, about 6,600 people were suspended from Airbnb for violating the temporary ban. At the time, there was a 16-person limit on gatherings, which has since been lifted.

The temporary ban received positive feedback from hosts and politicians, Airbnb said.

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