Can members advise on finding an apartment well-suited for hosting?
I’ve personally “traveled the world” in recent years (nearly 30 countries) with many airbnb stays as a guest.
- and now I’d like to “give back” - as a host!
I’m looking for a place in Weehawken, NJ or West New York, NJ - either a 1BR or 2BR with a large living room.
(It’s a good location. NYC is accessible relatively quickly via bus and ferry - and rents are generally cheaper. Also, NJ avoids the NYC crackdown against airbnb from government, misguided tenant groups, and the hotel industry)
I plan on living there; and I would stay in the living room when hosting. (My initial plan would be to host ten days a month, and then see what happens)
Here’s my thinking so far:
Large Apartment Building
A large multi-unit apartment building is probably best - because many people are coming and going regularly (and it’s less likely for anyone to notice my guests).
Is this a correct assumption?
Avoid Doorman and Onsite Building Managers
Avoiding a doorman and lots of building surveilance is probably important - but maybe also preference against an onsite building manager.
Does this make sense?
Preference for first floor or low floor
(less travel around the building and chance of getting lost)
Landlord disclosure? I think not.
Although I’ve read articles advising to discuss with building management, I’m thinking this is unrealistic - or perhaps much more the exception.
Am I mistaken here?
Are renters generally disclosing airbnb to landlords?
Private House and Owner Permission?
A possible exception to non-disclosure is with a private house or small building - maybe an owner who “gets” airbnb and gives permission - provided the lease terms hold the tenant responsible for anything related to hosting (i.e., any kind of government fine or tax, property damage, injury, etc.) There might also be a “rent premium” involved.
Does anyone have experience with this kind of arrangement?
Are my assumptions sound?
Is there anything else I’m missing?
Thanks in advance for the input.
Great community here.