To the 676 hosts who are, at this minute, trustingly offering up their Mission District homes through Airbnb: What if that lodger permanently lodges themselves in your place? What if they won’t leave?
That’s the housing drama going on in Palm Springs. There, a long-term guest Airbnb’ed at a vacation condo so long, he’s now protected under California renters’ law, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
The condo is owned by San Francisco-resident Cory Tschogl, a 39-year-old vision rehabilitation therapist, according to her LinkedIn. She rented her Palm Springs place to a man called “Maksym,” for $450 a week. The owner’s been “locked in a horror story” ever since the guest and his brother stopped paying rent. Tschogl is currently looking at a months-long eviction battle, because of “squatters law” protections that go into effect after a renter stays in a place 30 days.
File this one under “When Renting Out Your Place Through Airbnb Goes Wrong.”