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Should I ask my landlord for permission to host guests?


#1

Hello! What is the protocol when it comes to airbnb and landlords?

Do you have an agreement with your landlord?
Do you rent out without telling them?

Thanks!


#2

I would be honest about it because under some terms you are not allow to sublet you place unless you have permission to. So if he/she found out then you can be evicted on the spot (this happened to someone I know who did an AirBnb).


#3

If you have any respect at all for your landlord and his or her property, then yes, you get their permission first.


#4

Just as a heads up, I have never heard of a landlord being OK with a renter subletting on AirBNB. It increases the traffic and wear and tear on a unit and there’s no benefit to a landlord. I wonder if a landlord would agree for a cut of the profits but I’ve never heard of these scenarios, only of the ones where people get evicted.

Good luck!


#5

If you don’t care that you might be fined, sued and evicted for doing it without telling your landlord, then don’t tell them.
As a landlord of small rental apartments myself, I might be okay with it if I got a cut of the profits from AirBnB, but then again maybe the liability is too much. It would depend on my tenants’ behavior. If they were super responsible I might allow it, if they weren’t I wouldn’t. The tenant could provide the personalized service and furniture for AirBnB guests, but the landlord would have to pay for the utilities and insurance increase.


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