Protection for Airbnb landlords?

Protection for Airbnb landlords?

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16:01 PM, 5th February 2019, About 5 years ago 13

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The recent discussion over the future of the S21 process makes us wonder what protection does a landlord have when letting via Airbnb et al?

What happens if the guest outstays their welcome and stops paying? Airbnb could keep taking card payment until either the card is blocked or runs out of credit, but how would you get the guest out?

Unlike an AST, with an Airbnb occupancy, can we just enter the property and change the locks? Remove the guests’ belongings?

Many thanks

Richard


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Michael Barnes

0:02 AM, 7th February 2019, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 06/02/2019 - 10:11
What sort of tenancy would it be if not an AST?

Michael Barnes

0:04 AM, 7th February 2019, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 05/02/2019 - 18:24
Isn't HMO about the number of occupiers, not the type of their occupation?

e.g., if I took in 4 lodgers, that would be a HMO, but no ASTs.

Chris @ Possession Friend

1:13 AM, 8th February 2019, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 07/02/2019 - 00:02
Air B&B isn't a tenancy, because its not their main residence, its a license.
You give the 'guest' the same period of Notice on a 'Notice to Quit' that they booked for and can change locks whilst their out.

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