My husband and I are superhosts. We recently met another superhost who lives a few miles from us, in a different city. After meeting this host, I realized that this host is the one a friend in that neighborhood complains about. Our friend says that quite a few neighbors are grumbling about this host for two reasons. First, the host doesn’t keep up the yard. It’s mowed regularly but very weedy, and flowerbeds are overgrown and unkempt. (The rest of the neighborhood is manicured). Second, although the host lives at the home, the host travels most of the time and rents several rooms to long-term guests. Because the host isn’t often home to oversee, the host is apparently unaware that the police have been called about the property and the guests several times for disturbances and noise. At least one neighbor has attempted to talk to the host about the issues, but the host has shown no interest.
The neighbors in that area are considering complaining to the city.
I don’t know this host well at all. From the short time we talked with this other host, I’d say that the host wasn’t very honest in representing to us how the neighbors respond to that particular Airbnb home. The host intended to keep the Airbnb business a secret from neighbors, but they know and are very unhappy about it.
Should I tell this host about what’s going on in that neighborhood?