The struggle continues for short term rental Operators and we are tracking a new metric that demonstrates the struggle: the Airbnb Party Suspension Tracker. The online tracker captures the market-by-market property suspensions implemented against unfortunate Operators who manage properties that are deemed ‘party houses.’ Operators are being squeezed between the community (neighbors, city councils, law enforcement) and OTAs (Airbnb, Vrbo) as party-throwing guests wreak havoc on their livelihood.
Airbnb has taken measured steps to slow the party problem: they formally banned large groups and party listings and installed a party hotline. However strong screening and consistent property monitoring are still not mandatory—leaving operators holding the bag for party disasters.
Top Operators use Party Squasher Standard and Party Squasher Pro across their portfolio to monitor their properties and stop parties before they become a problem. Airbnb now holds operators responsible for unruly party guests, and have suspended more than 1,200 properties in just the last few months. Don’t let this happen to your business.