Did you know that you can charge a guest an Overstay Fee? Ever have someone refuse to leave?
Just came across this ABC NEWS report from 2015:
Airbnb Home Rental Nightmares
At the 3:23 mark, they mention “…Airbnb updating their rental terms…”
So I Googled “Airbnb Agreement” (after trying to look in Airbnb’s Help section for the term “overstay” and not finding any results). Google result came back with Airbnb’s Terms of Service. Here, I did a search for “overstay” again and found the following section - 8.2 Booking Accommodations… and under that, was this…!
8.2.2 You agree to leave the Accommodation no later than the checkout time that the Host specifies in the Listing or such other time as mutually agreed upon between you and the Host. If you stay past the agreed upon checkout time without the Host’s consent (“ Overstay ”), you no longer have a license to stay in the Accommodation and the Host is entitled to make you leave in a manner consistent with applicable law. In addition, you agree to pay, if requested by the Host, for each twenty-four (24) hour period (or any portion thereof) that you Overstay, an additional nightly fee of up to two (2) times the average nightly Listing Fee originally paid by you to cover the inconvenience suffered by the Host, plus all applicable Guest Fees, Taxes, and any legal expenses incurred by the Host to make you leave (collectively, " Overstay Fees "). Overstay Fees for late checkouts on the checkout date that do not impact upcoming bookings may be limited to the additional costs incurred by the Host as a result of such Overstay. If you Overstay at an Accommodation, you authorize Airbnb (via Airbnb Payments) to charge you to collect Overstay Fees. A Security Deposit, if required by a Host, may be applied to any Overstay Fees due for a Guest’s Overstay.