Airbnb is blocking them from one-night and two-night reservations.
“We are saying if you don’t have a history of positive reviews on the platform you will not be able to make a one-night booking full stop,” said Ben Breit, a spokesperson for Airbnb.
Breit said the company wants to prevent parties at homes listed in Dallas. This comes as city officials are discussing new restrictions for short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO.
Homeowners have complained for years about safety concerns, parking congestion, trash and noise.
Andrew Muras said Airbnb’s new rules do not address those resident safety concerns. He’s the co-founder of the TX Neighborhood Coalition. The organization wants cities across Texas including Dallas to place restrictions on short-term rentals.
“It’s still not preventing parties. It’s still not preventing shootings. It’s still not preventing crime. It’s another empty promise from Airbnb that they can’t monitor or enforce,”…