The SF Chronicle writes today about renters getting caught subletting on Airbnb and losing their apartments.
Thousands of San Franciscans make extra money by renting out their home or a room to travelers via Airbnb. Considering about two-thirds of city residents are renters, many local hosts don’t own their places.
That has led to unpleasant surprises for some renters who list on Airbnb: notices from landlords threatening eviction.
“When tenants do Airbnb and we catch them, we serve them with eviction notices for violating their lease agreements,” said Dave Wasserman, a San Francisco attorney who represents landlords. “Most rental agreements have outright prohibitions or restrictions on subletting.”
Wasserman said he has filed 10 to 15 such notices for Airbnb use in the past six months. “It’s growing – no question about it,” he said.
Such notices are generally “three-day notices to cure or quit.” They give tenants 72 hours to remedy the situation. READ MORE.