After another one (Atlanta – no deaths this time), nay two (Dallas) Airbnb shootings – bringing the total since May in the US/Canada to 41 shootings causing death or serious injury - Airbnb’s Australian representatives have fallen silent.  The Twitter accounts of...

After more shootings, Airbnb’s US35 billion dollar man Brian Chesky has taken to twitter, promising to verify the accuracy of its 7,000,000 listings and the identity of every landlord. And if client expectations fall short on arrival, they will be moved into something...

Airbnb will remove the word "party" from the descriptions of its listings.  Party Houses Banned after five die in shooting.  Voila, problem solved!  But wait, another shooting, this time in Edmonton, Canada.  Airbnb shootings in the US since Ma...

The NSW Fair Trading Complaint Register has ‘request for refunds’ as the main source of dissatisfaction for those using the Airbnb platform.  This adds weight to reports such as that which appeared two days ago in a US newspaper - I Accidentally Uncovere...

Some Australian landlords who have turned homes into commercial short-term rentals write today that they have received ‘free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms’, courtesy of the US$31 billion Airbnb (see photo).  Problem is, the giveaways reportedly don’t comply with Aus...

Following the Australian Tax Office’s 2018 announcement of a review of online rentals, last week Airbnb ‘defended’ its decision to hand over the data of 190,00 property owners and landlords to the ATO.  Brent Thomas from Airbnb is quoted as saying:  “Air...

Airbnb Co-founder Joe Gebbia ‘bet the company’ on the belief that people would trust each other enough to stay in one another's homes. How did Airbnb overcome ‘stranger danger’?  Supposedly through ‘good design’.

“Airbnb Trust & Safety  – Your s...

The Insurance Council of Australia’s General Manager specified during a NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the regulation of short-term holiday letting that there is a clear matter of disclosure and obligations on consumers under the Federal Insurance Contra...

When it comes to NSW Fire and Rescue, Senior Staff state that their priority is first and foremost the safety of their crew members, and on the community and environment.  Assistant Commissioner Mark Whybro confirmed (10/09/19) that NSW Fire and Rescue has made a submi...

Recent sales of three-bedroom federation flats at 108 Brook Street Coogee, overlooking Coogee Oval and out to sea, saw properties valued at around the $1.45-$1.48 million mark.  One of these residential dwellings is listed as three separate bedrooms with...

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