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Old 05-31-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Don't sell your home if you have Airbnb bookings, blame the seller, the buyer is not at fault.
You can sell your home and use AirBNB bookings, you simply cancel them after the sale. No biggie. No one knows when a house will sell.
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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PS. No one even mentioned the furniture. When the sale closes the seller is taking out all the furniture. An AirBNB guest would be quite shocked to open the door to find no furniture.
They are selling it furnished except the washer/ dryer, but that point is excellent.

I will be changing all the decor and most of the furniture which means the space is not what was represented when the airbnb renters booked the space.

The points made here are great & helpful.

I almost think even if the seller doesn't agree & doesn't cancel, that I can close on the house and then notify
airbnb that the house no longer belongs to the previous host and airbnb would cancel the reservations.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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They are selling it furnished except the washer/ dryer, but that point is excellent.

I will be changing all the decor and most of the furniture which means the space is not what was represented when the airbnb renters booked the space.

The points made here are great & helpful.

I almost think even if the seller doesn't agree & doesn't cancel, that I can close on the house and then notify
airbnb that the house no longer belongs to the previous host and airbnb would cancel the reservations.
And that's why you should contact airbnb and explain the situation and find out exactly what you need to do. They obviously can't force you to honor bookings when you aren't an airbnb host, but on the other hand, I doubt you are authorized to cancel someone else's bookings. And even if they would go ahead and cancel the bookings after you provide a copy of the deed after closing, that may still end up leaving some people with very short notice.

I would go ahead and contact airbnb NOW, not wait until after closing, to explain the situation and figure out how best to handle it. Maybe they can terminate the host's agreement because of their dishonesty or something (contracts often have clauses along that line) and cancel all the future bookings now. Or maybe they can't but at least you will have done whatever you can reasonably do. I would doubt this is the first time this has happened, so they may very well have practices in place to handle things.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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And that's why you should contact airbnb and explain the situation and find out exactly what you need to do. They obviously can't force you to honor bookings when you aren't an airbnb host, but on the other hand, I doubt you are authorized to cancel someone else's bookings. And even if they would go ahead and cancel the bookings after you provide a copy of the deed after closing, that may still end up leaving some people with very short notice.

I would go ahead and contact airbnb NOW, not wait until after closing, to explain the situation and figure out how best to handle it. Maybe they can terminate the host's agreement because of their dishonesty or something (contracts often have clauses along that line) and cancel all the future bookings now. Or maybe they can't but at least you will have done whatever you can reasonably do. I would doubt this is the first time this has happened, so they may very well have practices in place to handle things.
First thing I did was contact airbnb, and what they said is in my first post.

But good news today, the seller has canceled all airbnb bookings for after our close which solves the whole problem. We made them aware that without that I was not going to proceed past due diligence on the house.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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First thing I did was contact airbnb, and what they said is in my first post.

But good news today, the seller has canceled all airbnb bookings for after our close which solves the whole problem. We made them aware that without that I was not going to proceed past due diligence on the house.


Perfect!
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: NC
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AirBNB is not a hotel. Its the risk you take when you use a non-hotel service. The guests simply need to book another accommodation after they are notified by AirBNB that the reservation is cancelled. Want 100% reliability? Book a hotel.

PS. No one even mentioned the furniture. When the sale closes the seller is taking out all the furniture. An AirBNB guest would be quite shocked to open the door to find no furniture.
You are responding to something entirely different from what I was responding to. Some people were saying that even if the bookings were still in place that the vacationers would just have to suck it up and that the buyer shouldn't do anything after the closing to ensure that bookings were cancelled. That the new owner should just change the locks and not answer the door. That's the only part I was talking about.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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First thing I did was contact airbnb, and what they said is in my first post.

But good news today, the seller has canceled all airbnb bookings for after our close which solves the whole problem. We made them aware that without that I was not going to proceed past due diligence on the house.
yes, I saw you had called them and their response was that the host should cancel. My post was about handling the situation based on what appeared to be the case where the host hadn't been willing to cancel and was trying to pressure you into allowing the bookings to continue as part of your sales contract. I was thinking airbnb *might* have some process to handle a situation - the same way they might if someone was fraudulently setting up bookings when they didn't actually own a property, like using photos from a house listing to create an airbnb listing. Presumably they have a way for a homeowner to prove the house doesn't belong to the host in a case like that?

In any case, I'm glad that the seller did finally do the right thing and cancel the listings - both for your sake, and for the sake of the booked guests who need to make other arrangements.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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You are responding to something entirely different from what I was responding to. Some people were saying that even if the bookings were still in place that the vacationers would just have to suck it up and that the buyer shouldn't do anything after the closing to ensure that bookings were cancelled. That the new owner should just change the locks and not answer the door. That's the only part I was talking about.
thankfully, the OP has gotten satisfaction.

I, for one, completely understood what you were talking about.

If one doesn't even have the human decency to call AFTER closing (or suggest the one with the question do this) and tell AirBNB to make sure that the future bookings were cancelled, then we have gone further down as a society than I realized.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You don't have to be religious to believe in that simple human concept. If we've really become "I've got mine, **** you and yours", then help us all.
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